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and in bits and pieces.

A few years ago I acquired an unfinished resto project.

It was a 1960 Herald 948 Coupe,delivered to St .Helier Garages, Jersey.

Having collected it from Jersey on a trailer I figured out that I had invested more pounds in fuel/shipping that I had paid for the car.

After sitting around in my garage time has come to go ahead with it.

Originally the Coupe was Alpine Mauve /Sebring white, but the last owner had sprayed the chassis in Lichfield green.

I have not yet decided which color combination to choose from.Any suggestions?

To start with, I would like to collect as much information as possible.

Does anybody know anything about the history of the car?


Chassis Nr.  Y17855

Reg.Nr.    15017 ex Guernsey with previous Reg.Nr.  J 30006 and J 53224


Furthermore I would like to collect as many Coupe pictures as possible, being them exterior or interior ones .

Could you point me to photos of the recent Coupe Sunday at TriumFest or provide me with useful blogs /websites

which concentrate on Coupes.

All information very much appreciated!








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I would be impressed if you found one. Why not pop a standard 1200 engine in and see what you can find later. It will look fairly standard. Regarding colour. Why not use the scheme at time of build.


The only shortcut is that the vendor had still restored the Chassis and running

gear and painted it Lichfield Green, his favorite colour.

Should I stick to alpine mauve what I ' ll tend to I had to repaint chassis

and underside of floor.

By the Way. Did they paint the chassis on those early cars in black

or body colour?



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