Internationaal Spitfire Weekend 2003-2007
Compilatie van de Spitfire weekenden georganiseerd door de Triumph
Spitfire Club in de jaren 2003, 2004, 2005 en 2007 in respectievelijk Asten
(Nrd. Brabant) en Echten (Drente).
A Splendid Triumph Spitfire Mk3 in Excellent Condition and Very Low Owners - SOLD!
SOLD - SIMILAR REQUIRED PLEASE CALL 01733 425140
A splendid 1968 Triumph Spitfire Mk3 in excellent condition, well
maintained and very low owners.
Steel panelled coachwork, up-and-over bonnet, toughened safety glass
screen, folding soft hood, winding windows, driving mirrors, self-parking
twin electric wipers, twin windtone horns, chrome- plated bumpers, rubber
insert overriders, speedometer, tachometer, temperature gauge, fuel gauge,
three spoke steering wheel, overdrive, sun visors, tonneau cover.
The clean-sweep Michelotti design looks stunning in the original Valencia
Blue, (Code 66) and has a glorious deep, well polished shine. All the
chrome is bright and the stainless steel wing beadings are perfect. There
are three removable stickers boasting recent European race circuit visits.
The hood is a Black Mohair item and is as new. The optional tonneau cover
is still present. The bonnet has a small crease at the front and the
drivers sill a tiny out of sight dent. An additional chrome passenger door
mirror has been fitted and a matching driver mirror moved leaving two
discretely covered holes. The round boot tail edge has minor dulling and
micro blisters. All the scroll badges are intact. Structurally perfect
with no corrosion. A fabulous show piece.
Tremendous. The seats are finished in black vinyl with plain flutes and
white piping and are perfect with no scuffs or tears. The black moulded
carpets are tight and clean and the wood veneered instrument panel is
excellent. All the gauges and switches operate and a power socket and
hazard lights have been installed for safety. The original steering wheel
has luckily remained but is worn in places. The boot is not carpeted. A
really original tidy interior and simply delightful.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
This 4-cylinder 1296cc engine produces 75bhp at 6000rpm enough to propel
the car to 60mph in 12.5 Seconds and reach a top speed of 100mph.
Sympathetic modifications to improve reliability include electronic
ignition and a thermostatically controlled electric fan. Well maintained
with many new parts including upgraded alternator, new starter motor and
fuel tank. The 4-speed gearbox operates wonderfully with syncromesh on
2nd, 3rd and top. A new clutch has been fitted less than 500 miles ago.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Optional wire wheels create the perfect appearance and are shod in brand
new Pirelli P3000 175/70 R13 tyres. The brakes are powerful having been
fitted with metal braided hoses and a new brake master cylinder.
Registered new on the 13 September 1968 and having only had four former
owners, the last a retired design engineer who lavished many hours
improving and maintaining his pride and joy. As an active member of the
local Triumph Spitfire Club Mr Watson thoroughly enjoyed organised outings
and attended all the foreign Race Circuit trips including Le Mans and Spa
Now ready for a new owner to simply drive, show and enjoy.
Triumph Spitfire - 1965 Le Mans 24hrs (19th June 1965)
Spitfires at Le Mans (1965)
June 19th 1965 From the Standard Triumph archives
Commentary by Raymond Baxter
This is a promotional film produced by the Standard Triumph Motor Company
of Coventry, England. The film documents the 1965 24hr of Le Mans and the 4
Triumph Spitfire racing prototypes entered by the company.Triumph never
identified their cars other than Spitfire racing prototypes with 1.1 litre
inline 4 cylinder engines and aerodynamic hard tops.
ADU 1B Le Mans Spitfire [HD]
HD test footage of the le Mans Spitfire at Snetterton.
I have permission from MSV Limited (owners of Snetterton) to show this
video on YouTube.
This is Triumph
Like many auto companies, Triumph started out making bicycles but like the
others found a new life in the four wheel world.
Known mainly for its sports cars the company also produced family cars but
it was the roadsters that got the attention.
Unfortunately, the company dissolved along with the rest of British Leyland
and the brand's name is now owned by BMW.
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