A 1970 Triumph Herald 13/60 that featured in the much-loved Yorkshire television production Last of the Summer Wine sold for £16,500 (plus buyer’s premium) in Tennants Auctioneers’ Motor Car, Motorcycle and Automobilia Sale on 5th June.
The red Triumph Herald convertible, which had been fully restored, was one of three similar models used in the long-running show that was on screens from 1973-2010. Such was the prominence of the car in the show that Corgi made a miniature Triumph Herald which was sold in a specially themed pack along with a model of the car’s owner Edie Pegden, who was played by Thora Hird.
The Triumph was sold alongside a host of vintage, classic and luxury cars and motorcycles, such as a 1988 Mercedes 300 SL Auto Convertible that sold for £45,000 and a Triumph T120R 1971 Concours Restoration motorcycle that sold for £9,300.
Featured in the sale was the private collection of vintage cars and motorcycles belonging to the late Gordon Briggs of Lancashire, a property investor, mill owner, classic car enthusiast, restorer and pilot. Highlights of his collection included a 1920s BSA 3-Wheeler (sold for £9,200), which was an ex-Yorkshire Police car with original fabric covered body, trim and tin-ware, and a 1937 Morgan Super Sport 3-Wheeler (sold for £27,500). Amongst the motorcycles in his collection, top prices were seen for a 1949 Triumph T100 650cc Gold-Plated Motorcycle, which sold for £10,000, a 1960 Velocette Venom (rebuilt in 2009), which sold for £6,400, and a Norton Model 18 Motorcycle, which sold for £5,500.
A good selection of Automobilia attracted plenty of interest, with a 1930s Wayne Free-Standing Forecourt Petrol Pump Dispenser leading the way having sold for £3,200 and 1930s Skeleton Petrol Pump that sold for £450.