The Triumph Spitfire was introduced at the London Motor Show in 1962. The car was based on Giovanni Michelotti’s earlier design and used the chassis of the Triumph Herald. He came up with a beautiful swooping body and a single-piece front end, which offered an easy access to the engine when tilted forwards. The Spitfire provided wind-up windows in contrast to the competitors, who still used side screens. The Triumph entered the small sports car market to compete with Austin Healeys and MGs and named the car after the famous WW II fighter plane. They introduced the car with a 1.1 liter engine which offered a lot fun, however during the car’s long life from 1962 to 1980 Triumph enlarged the engine and offered more horsepower with each variant. They introduced the final version in 1974 with a 1,493 cc inline 4 cylinder engine and named the car Spitfire 1500. The most powerful variant produced 71hp and the car’s top speed was 160km/h.
All Spitfires are attractive and easy to maintain and offer a great deal of joy on the road.
Here in the showroom, Nostalgia Classic Cars offers a Triumph Spitfire 1500 from 1978 with 48,397 miles on the clock in a beautiful white colour.