This is a Stanbury TT Replica, a Triumph Herald based kit car or special. I built it starting in 1986, and it was last on the road in the summer of 1990. I ran it for a term at university, and since then it has been stored in my dad’s garage. I remember it as pretty quick, with controllable and enjoyable oversteer! It’s based on a 1967 Herald 1200, so has front disc brakes. When I stripped the Herald down, I repaired all the chassis corrosion with plenty of properly let-in new steel, followed by primer and black Hammerite. I also sprayed Waxoyl inside, so the chassis is solid and in good condition. The Stanbury has very few chassis alterations: the front bumper bar is removed, along with the sill rails and the rear outriggers. Some of the outriggers are shortened to match the line of the body, and that’s it. I fitted new rear shock absorbers and brake hoses, and the wheels were shotblasted and Hammerited. The body is based on a marine plywood frame with an aluminium skin. As you can see, I never painted it as I preferred the look as it was. The original 1200 engine was rebuilt but ran a big end, so I replaced it with a Dolomite 1300 engine which you see in the pictures. I never ran the car with this engine though, so can’t vouch for its condition. It turns by hand, so isn’t seized. Recommissioning wouldn’t be hard, and you can probably work out from the pictures what would need doing: with the brakes rebuilt, exhaust and cooling system connected and a little fettling she should be good to go. There’s a suitable exhaust downpipe with the car, plus the original straight through plus ‘cherry bomb’ system I ran with the 1200 engine. The car’s been stored in a dry garage now for 25 years, and needs time and love more than money. To answer the obvious questions, there’s no weather gear with the car, and never was. The registration number comes with the car, and the reg doc is in my name. The V5 lists the car as a Triumph Herald, although the old MoT certificate from 1990 which I have also describes it as a Stanbury. I have the original receipt for the kit, too. I've got no idea what it's worth so I'm happy to discuss a price: a good home would count in its favour... It would be easiest to talk over something like this on the phone, so please just get in touch. The car’s still at my parents’ house, so I’d rather you were seriously interested and knew what this was before I bother them. Obviously you’d need a trailer to take it away!
|Make||British Classic Cars|
|Model||Triumph TT Replica|
|Category||British Classic Cars, Classic Cars, Kit Car|
|LHD / RHD||LHD|
|Private / Trade||Private|
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|Advert placed on||December 23, 2015 10:49 am|