Are Triumph Spitfires good cars?

Are Triumph Spitfires good cars?

Stylish, reliable, simple and cheap to maintain, the Spitfire has a lot to offer if no-frills classic sports car motoring is what you seek and you’re happy to live with its separate-chassis character.

How much is a 1975 Triumph Spitfire worth?

**Figure based on a stock 1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500 valued at $9,700 with ON rates with $100/300K liability/UM/UIM limits. Actual costs vary depending on the coverage selected, vehicle condition, province and other factors.

Are Triumph cars and motorcycles the same company?

Triumph had another name change in 1930 when it became the Triumph Motor Company. This was in recognition of the fact that they had moved away from selling other products and focused their attention on the motor industry. It was also in recognition of the fact that they were now manufacturing both motorcycles and cars.

Is flying a Spitfire difficult?

“It was much quieter than anticipated,” says garage owner Peter Jewson, who learned to fly more than 50 years ago. “It is a plane of great sensitivity and its handling is second to none. It’s extremely comfortable and very responsive. I can see why it’s regarded as something apart from the rest.”

Is the Triumph Spitfire a sports car?

When you mention Spitfire, most people would envision the powerful World War II fighter aircraft taking to the skies such as during the Battle of Britain. But another Spitfire comes to the hearts and minds of Triumph lovers, a two-seater British sports car.

Who is the designer of the Triumph Spitfire?

In 1960 the Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti was appointed to draw an attractive design for a sports car. They had already utilized Michelotti for the Triumph Herald so was the logical choice for this new project. Michelotti creation featured a beautiful swooping body. The prototype of the Spitfire was named “Bomb”.

Can you buy a Spitfire as a hardtop?

Optional overdrive was a big plus over Spridgets. It was possible to buy a Spitfire as a Hardtop, with bolt-on roof and no soft-top. Second-hand hoods and frames are readily available, so don’t reject a car if it doesn’t have a hood – the chances are that such cars will have been better looked after and stayed drier inside.

What is the difference between the different Spitfires?

There’s not much difference in values between the various Spitfire incarnations; the later cars are more usable but the earlier ones offer greater design purity. As a result, they’re all equally sought after – although the Mk3 is a particular favourite as it has nicer lines than the MkIV and 1500 yet it’s relatively usable.

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