Triumph Spitfire 1500

Triumph Spitfire 1500

  • semi-modern
  • vintage
  • vintage

The English roadster

The Triumph Spitfire is a sporty roadster. It was produced from 1962 to 1980. It is based on the Triumph Herald which is a 4 seater and the design is due to Giovanni Michelotti. Triumph actually reached its goal to produce a small and affordable roadster with the spitfire. Our spitfire is equipped with a 1500 cc engine, the last and most sold generation, with 95’000 cars produced. The spitfire started with a 1’100 cc engine in 1962 which was then replaced by a 1’300 cc one in 1965 with the MK III model. The body panels changed a lot through the 18 years of production enabling the car to always be up-do-date.

YEAR 1977
LENGTH/WIDTH/HEIGHT 378/148/112
ENGINE SIZE (CC) 1493
CYLINDERS 4
POWER (HP) 72
BRAKES (Front/rear) Disc/Drum
Weight 820
TOP SPEED (km/h) 163
  • Steering
    • Vintage: requries some efforts to turn at low speed or in 90 degrees or higher turns
    • Semi Modern: no assistance but moderate effort needed to turn
  • Gearbox
    • Vintage: the 3rd to 2nd gear change requires care. Better not to change too often gear. Require going through the neutral to change gear
    • Semi Modern: requires to go through neutral to change gear. Gear changes smooth
  • Brake
    • Vintage: brakes are strong and efficacious but without assistance, it requires pressing the pedal with some strength (shoes with good outsole ) to brake.
    • Semi Modern: moderate effort required to brake