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.
Triumph TR4 (TRS) - 1961 Le Mans 24hrs (10th June 1961)
Triumph at Le Mans (1961)
June 10th 1961 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 1961 24hr of Le Mans and the 3
Triumph TR4S racing prototypes entered by the company. This was a follow up
to a similar but less than successful effort by the company the previous
year, which was also documented on film.
The Triumph Motor Company was a British car and motor manufacturing
company. The Triumph marque (trade-name) is owned currently by BMW. The
marque had its origins in 1885 when Siegfried Bettmann (1863--1951) of
Nuremberg initiated S. Bettmann & Co and started importing bicycles from
Europe and selling them with his own trade-name in London. The trade-name
became "Triumph" the year next, and in 1887 Bettmann was joined by a
partner, Moritz (Maurice) Schulte, also from Germany. Beginning in 1889 the
businessmen started producing their own bicycles in Coventry, England.
In November 1944 what was left of the Triumph Motor Company and the Triumph
trade-name were bought by the Standard Motor Company and a subsidiary
"Triumph Motor Company (1945) Limited" was formed with production
transferred to Standard's factory at Canley, on the outskirts of Coventry.
The pre-war Triumph models were not revived and in 1946 a new range of
Triumphs was announced, starting with the Triumph Roadster. The Roadster
had an aluminium body because steel was in short supply and surplus
aluminium from aircraft production was plentiful.
In the early 1950s it was decided to use the Triumph name for sporting cars
and the Standard name for saloons and in 1953 the Triumph TR2 was
initiated, the first of a series that would be produced until 1981.
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.
48 Hour Spitfire Rebuild
This is a time lapse video of the rebuild of a 1970 Triumph Spitfire. The
rebuild took place on April 26, 2006
1973 Triumph GT6 MK3 Test Drive in HD
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Ford GT40 - 1968 24 Hours of Le Mans
Wonderful period video from brake pad manufacturer Ferodo on the 1968 Le
Mans race from the standpoint of John Wyer's Gulf Oil Ford GT40 team, who
won the race. The first 4 minutes shows a high speed in-car lap around Le
Mans narrated by Stirling Moss. Wonderful video with footage of Alfa Romeo
33s, Porsche 908s, Matras, etc....
1960 24hrs of Le Mans Corvette Documentary
In 1960 GM was not officially affiliated with any of the teams, but for the
first time Corvette was on the grid and GM commissioned a short documentary
to be filmed. The #3 Corvette persevered and took 1st in class.
TRIUMPH SPITFIRE & GT6 DVD
Preview of the all-new double disc DVD 'Code Name: Bomb - The Story of the
Triumph Spitfire and GT6' available from http://www.triumphdvd.co.uk.
Practical Classics Magazine: Triumph Spitfire group test
Practical Classics Magazine. Journalist John Simister road tests a group
of five very different classic Triumph Spitfires at a soaking wet
Bruntingthorpe proving ground in the UK.
Models include a standard Mk1 Spitfire, a car fitted with a Renault engine
taken from an old Renault 5 GT turbo, a
Macao racer replica and a Le-Mans spec Spitfire.
Featured in the July 2011 issue of Practical Classics Magazine.
Filmed in high definition on the Panasonic AG-AF101. Produced and edited
Top Gear tests the McLaren P1 (Top Gear Season 21 Ep.2)
Top Gear, released the new episode from the 21st season and they tested the
brand new McLaren P1.
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A Splendid Triumph Spitfire Mk3 in Excellent Condition and Very Low Owners - SOLD!
SOLD - MORE URGENTLY REQUIRED
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.
12 Months MOT, HPI Clear.