Thursday, May 4, 2006

Another show/demonstration chassis!

Where are they all coming from, and how many did Triumph Publicity Division commision, build? I'm refering to the ubiquitous Herald show/demonstration chassis, that every college of merit had on their books in the 60's/70's, and it seems right up until recently. We already have a MK11 type demonstrator here courtesy of Chris Allen, and have had another 3 or 4 partially stripped examples go through our hands over the years. This new one aquired last week is the rarer MK1 variety, and the build plaque lists it at number 40. It's funny but we were offered another MK1 last month previously to be found in Cardiff technical college. This one however up until recently was to be found at the Studley Castle headquarters of MG Rover (or whatever incarnation of British Leyland they had become by then). In a bit of a state having been left outside for some time, it is however restorable, and should find a home in the museum extension/refurbishment (work recommences next week!).

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