Triumph Herald Tyres
Triumph Herald 13/60 1959–1971
1968 Triumph Herald
Here is what Longstone Tyres recommends based on your Triumph Herald tyre needs:
- The original Triumph Herald tyre was the 5.20-13 Dunlop C41, unfortunately this tyre is no longer produced. If you desire a crossply tyre in this size, we can offer the 5.20 x 13 Camac, but we would instead switch to a radial tyre.
- We recommend the 145HR13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67 for a Triumph Herald. This tyre is the first and only genuine classic car tyre in the size 145 R 13.
- The ideal tube for these tyres is the Michelin 13CG innertube.
- Longstone suggests fitting the 155R13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67 or the 155 HR 13 Michelin XAS FF for a Triumph Herald Estate, the Michelin XAS is an asymmetric tyre that will offer brilliant road holding and handling qualities.
- If you own a standard Triumph Herald and desire wider tyres, the 155R13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67 is the ideal choice.
- These tyres would best fit a Michelin 13D innertube.
- Our period fitment guides contradict one another as to the wheel type of the Herald (tube-type or tubeless). Given the small size of the wheel, we would think it is tube-type. If you own a Herald and know about your wheels, contact us at +44 (0) 1302 711 123.
Triumph Herald Recommended Tyres
Other Options for Triumph Herald Tyres
Triumph Herald Specifications
History of the Triumph Herald
Built between 1959 and 1971, the Triumph Herald was a small two-door car that came as either a saloon, a convertible, a coupe, a van, or an estate. There were over 500,000 Heralds sold, and the chassis would go on to be the basis for a number of other Triumph cars, notably the Vitesse, Spitfire, and GT6. In a single-carburettor configuration, the 34.5-horsepower car performed no better than average. A saloon evaluated by The Motor magazine in 1959 was determined to have a maximum speed of 70.9 mph and an acceleration time of 31.1 seconds from 0 to 60 mph. Fuel usage was measured at 34.5 miles per imperial gallon. The rear suspension was criticised for poor handling at the extremes of performance, despite the fact that the model was regarded as easy to drive due to its superb eyesight, light steering, fantastically small turning circle, and controls, as well as its simplicity when it came to maintenance. The Herald sold considerably over 500,000 copies in all.