1979 Triumph Spitfire

1500

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1979
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction
Ascot Racecourse,
Berkshire SL5 7JX
Saturday 2 October 2010 at 3pm
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The Triumph Spitfire was a small British two-seat sports car, introduced in October 1962. The vehicle was based on a design produced for Standard-Triumph in 1957 by Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti. The car was largely based on the Triumph Herald saloon, and throughout its life was built at the Standard-Triumph works at Canley, Coventry.
In 1973 in the United States & 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 which made it much more drivable in traffic, and today more suitable to use as an everyday classic.
This spitfire was exported to Bermuda , and owned by the high commissioners son. It was then re-imported back into the UK in the early 90s. The car is believed to be original with no known modifications. Finished in green, the bodywork, engine and transmission are described to be