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June 22nd 2009
Hurray for H
June sees 6 H registered cars adding to the list. The first a UK rgeistered SAH tuned period photo of a 948 coupe 149 HAR, then followed by a AMI publicity brochure showing the first Heralds available in Australia. HBW 036, HAR 716, HAR 717, HBH 593 and HCV 609. In addition, a new 'found' Coupe from USA, Y15445L to take the current total to 138 and a photo of a very early Coupe Y798.
May 28th 2009
CKD (complete Knock down) kits were sent to destinations to be locally assembled.
12 cars made up a particular 'batch' of CKD cars, although more than 12 cars (or one batch) were sent at any one time
Crated cars were labelled with their destination;
H is for Australia, J was for Ireland, H for Belgium
K for New Zealand and S for South Africa
All cars went with Y Engines, except for Australian AMI cars which were KD prefix engines, we do not know at this stage what the KD engine means, or what the difference was. (anyone help?) Any warm-weather setups I assume South Africa would have had a similar need too.
The earliest cars sent were Y201 on to Belgium (6 cars), Y207 on to Ireland (12) and Y231 on (72)
Frustratingly there are no colour references to cars, which perhaps indicate local painting.
These 'missing' cars from the list will be added in due course to the database
April 14th 2009
3 New, 2 Gone!
April sees 5 cars added to the database: 2 Convertibles Y20563LCV, HKL 782 from USA and Australia, and 3 saloons: TSK321, G276227 and VFF 201. Two of the five no longer exist, TSK321 and the Convertible HKL 783, the saloon having an interesting previous owner. Talking of which, a previous owner of Coupe 559 FTT has sent us an email updating info on this particular car.
March 13th 2009
Two Coffee coloured saloons have been added; 242UXN and Coffee and White car available on Ebay and the details of JDX884 one of the oldest surviving cars around. Two more Coupes an Australian car UGT841 in Targo Purple and White and a Finish Car RNS238. The Finnish car is dated from 1989, we wonder if its still around.
March 10th 2009
The recent Triumph Show at Stoneleigh uncovered an old TSSC Courier magazine dated Jan 1989. Within the pages is the register for 948 cars for december 1988 featuring 15 saloons, 5 Twin Carb Saloons, 9 Herald 'S', 9 Coupes and 9 Convertibles. The list has Commission and Body numbers only so its difficult to match these numbers to cars - or indeed say if these cars still exist. Two Coupes still do; Y128 and Y16165, the others have yet to be matched to cars we may already feature within the database by numberplate only.
At this stage it would be impossible to add the cars as still existing.
Here are the numbers for the Y Commission cars:
(COUPES) Y128. Y9886. Y10371. Y12549. Y12663. Y16165. Y19092L. Y19767. Y22688
(CONVERTIBLES) Y6360LCV. Y15294CV. Y16170CV. Y16588CV. Y16885CV. Y16937CV. Y17060CV. Y19851CV. Y22096CV.
Naturally this is a significant find if the cars are not on the database, or a great help with tying in commission numbers against build dates. From which we can establish the oldest to youngest cars, any patterns that are present with manufacturing etc etc. If you, of course, can help identify any of the numbers with cars we would love to hear from you.
We've asked the TSSC for help in positively identifying these cars. Any cars that we do ID we'll link from the Commission number listed above.
March 1st 2009
We have added substantially to the Commission Number listing within the database. It can be found HERE. Listed from Y1 it will have ALL the commission numbers (eventually) which wil catalogue all Coupes and Convertibles. From the list we will be able to establish common colours, actual export numbers, buiild dates and all sorts of detailed info on every Y Commissioned car.
At present we have Y1-Y10000 set up to lead through (although most info is NOT available for most cars) the additional cars Y10k to Y20k have yet to be linked in, although the odd link to additional pages is. To save starting from Y1, the quick way to find your car number is to type in the address:
Change the ??? to your nearest commission number to Y?39 or Y?89.
So Y760, for example, would be found on http://www.triumph-herald-com/Ylists739.htm, Y15787CV can be found at http://www.triumph-herald.com/YlistsY15739.htm.
If your car is a CV or LCV it will be listed as such but not in the url file name.
We hope that makes sense.
Any individual car we have more info on, such as a photo we will have an additional page.
So it's really important to have the Commission numbers up to date and held within the database. Can you help with missing numbers?
We also know that late pages are still not correct and use the pre 10k numbers - bear with us for Y10000 onwards.