The Triumph Spitfire is a small British two-seat sports car, introduced at the London Motor Show in 1962. The vehicle was based on a design produced for Standard-Triumph in 1957 by Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti. The car was largely based upon the chassis of the Triumph Herald saloon, but shortened and without the Herald's outrigger sections. The Herald's running gear and Standard SC engine were also carried over. The Spitfire was manufactured at the Standard-Triumph works at Canley, in Coventry.
The bodywork was fitted to a separate structural chassis, but for the open-top convertible Spitfire the backbone chassis' rigidity was augmented by the use of structural components within the bodywork, with the rear trailing arms being bolted to the body rather than the chassis. The Spitfire was provided with a manual soft-top for weather protection, the design improving to a folding hood for later models.
In 1973 in the United States and Canada, and 1975 in the rest of the world, the 1500 engine was used to make the Spitfire 1500. In this final incarnation the torque was greatly increased by increasing the cylinder stroke to 87.5 mm (3.44 in), which made it much more driveable in traffic.
|“2 DR COUPE CONVERTIBLE 4 SPD GASOLINE AC AM-FM, CLEAN AND CURRENT TITLE, MUST BE TOWED, MISSING PARTS, ORANGE, VIN: FM78212UC” |
| Year: || 1978 || VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): || FM78212UC |
| Mileage: || 49888 || Transmission: || Manual |
| Make: || Triumph || Body Type: || Convertible |
| Model: || Spitfire || Warranty: || Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty |
| Trim: || c11-- || Vehicle Title: || Clear |
| Engine: || 1500 || Options: || --, Convertible, Leather Seats |
| Drive Type: || RWD || Power Options: || -- |
| Fuel Type: || Gasoline || Exterior Color: || Orange |
| For Sale By: || Private Seller || Interior Color: || Black |
| Drive Side: || Left-hand drive |