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Early History Triumph Spitfire.

After a purchase tax reduction, the price in 1962 for the Spitfire4 was 641 Pounds Sterling, which made it more expensive than the 587 Pounds Austin-Healey Sprite. But then the Triumph offering was much more of a sports car than the Austin. The price difference remained throughout the life of the cars - but it didn't stop the Spitfire from always outselling the Sprite/Midget range (except for one year, due to workforce strikes).
The first Spitfire model, called the 'Spitfire 4' (4 stood for the number of cylinders in the engine) was well-equipped for the time, even though it came with a tent-like roof, which you more or less had to build yourself, and the heater was an option. It took some time before overdrive and wire wheels were available.
Still the car took off in America, selling 6,224 in 1963, 8,761 in 1964 and 9,097 in 1965. Total production ran to more than 45,000. It was a welcome addition to the already popular but much more powerful and expensive TR4 model.
Top speed was 92mph (147km/h) and 0-60mph (0-96km/h) took about 17.3 seconds. This may not be something to write home about today, but in 1962, this was quite something for a small, inexpensive sports car.
Triumph left little time to come up with tuning kits for its new sibling. These came in the form of high-compression cylinder heads, new inlet and exhaust manifolds, two twin-choke Weber 40DCOE carbs and a high-lift camshaft. For the serious competition-minded motorists, stronger pistons, connecting rods, crankshafts, clutches and Vitesse close-ratio gears were also available

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triumph spitfire mk1

Triumph spitfire 1963 MK1 now becoming very rare this one was fully restored 10 years ago nut and bolt restoration with photographic history, Conifur green coachwork, black interior, wire wheels, original brown log book, 4 only former keepers tax exempt, new mot, drives very well. engine rebuilt 68,000 miles car now done 92,000, soft and hardtop, pictured in Rimmer Bros latest parts catalogue,any more info please ask for sales Edward on 07774484497 any time 7 days Northwood Middx.£7950. p/x considered. Sold

triumph stag 1974 auto

Triumph Stag 1974, Auto Transmission, unmarked mimosa coachwork, just had £6000 spent recently on head gasket, new seat covers, new carpets, new mohair hood, respray, last owner 20 years, chrome work good, cd player, new bosch battery, engine runs but still as problem hence give away price £3950 can arrange delivery 90p per mile please call Edward 07774484497 any time 7 days Northwood Middx p/x considered.Sold.

triumph gt6 1970

Triumph gt 6 1970 convertible with all gt6 running gear into a spitfire body, the one triumph should have made, very very solid coachwork and chassis, been garaged for the last 15 years so will need re-commissioning, plus paint work will need attension, stainless steel exhaust system, overdrive transmission, only 4 former keepers, good registration, any more info please call Edward 07774484497 any time Northwood Middx delivery arranged 90p per mile Sold.