Triumph Herald Front Seats & Re-Trim Kits
Note: Seat front re-trim kits are supplied in car sets only.
1200 & 12/50 trim has welded seams.
13/60 trim has stitched seams.
Front Seat Identification & Construction
The following listings and descriptions for the Herald seats, are technically correct, and they are described as originally specified by the factory, prior to vehicle production. However, it is quite possible that the seat(s) fitted in your vehicle do not correspond with either our descriptions, or that in the Triumph parts lists. There were many overlaps of the various models (Herald & Vitesse) on the production line, couple this with model changes, and the lack of (the correct) finished items on the assembly line, and this has led us to believe that an unknown quantity of vehicles left the factory with the incorrect specification seats/trim fitted. Not to mention that the previous owner(s) may, at some time, have changed the seats themselves!
The internal construction of the front seats for the Herald 1200 and 12/50 differ from the 13/60 models in that they were produced with a squab ‘spring frame’, which was originally covered in cotton wadding. This material has proved difficult to obtain, so for these models we now supply a special ‘Squab Foam Pad’ which replaces the ‘spring-frame’, and apart from being easier to fit, the foam pad is indistinguishable from the original both in looks and comfort.
40 Years Old!
If you have decided to re-trim your seats, may we suggest that before ordering the kit of your choice, you inspect very carefully all the seat components to ensure that all is well, including the base foams and diaphragms (if they are old and misshaped, they won’t really compliment your new trim), which after possibly 40 years of use, could be very tired.
Trim Colours and Style
Our comprehensive range of trim boards and seat trim kits are as the original, both in colour and grain.
Although the Triumph Herald was produced with a varied selection of trim colours (including Cactus, Phantom Grey and Coffee), we are only able to supply (for the foreseeable future), a limited colour range for the trim boards and seat trim, these being Black, Midnight Blue and Matador Red for the Herald 1200, 12/50, and for the Herald 13/60, Black, Shadow Blue, Matador Red and Light Tan.