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Triumph Spitfire Mark III

Overview

Instantly recognisable by the raised front bumper (by nine inches) that adds a hint of Lotus Elan, the MkIII Spitfire may count as the only car in history to have its looks improved by trying to meet American regulations. The soft-top is also much improved, in both looks and ease of operation. But the best change lies under the bonnet: a 1296cc engine with an eight-port cylinder head based on the FWD Triumph 1300 unit. This adds up to a 12% power increase (with better economy), so a stronger clutch and larger brake calipers join the party, along with stiffer front springs.

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I bought my first Triumph, a Mk IV Spitfire in 1988 and joined the TSSC. Moving forward a few years to 1995 my second Triumph was a Spitfire Mk 3 which I still own and enjoy. We a...
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Production

Span: 1967-1970
Quantity: 65,320

Price

Cost when new: £717

Market Value Guide

TSSC Insurance Panel Car Values are found in the downloads section on the home page

Performance

Acceleration: 14.5secs
Top speed: 95mph
Power: 75bhp
Torque: 75lb/ft
MPG: 31mpg

Engine

Configuration: in-line four
Aspiration: normal
Fuel: petrol
Fuel delivery: carburettor

Chassis

Front suspension: Independent, coil springs
Rear suspension: Independent, transverse leaf spring
Drivetrain: front-engine RWD
Steering: rack and pinion
Bodyframe: chassis and separate body
Transmission: Four-speed manual with optional overdrive

Dimensions

Length: 3734mm
Wheelbase: 2108mm
Width: 1448mm
Height: 1207mm
Kerb weight: 749kgs

Downloads

Triumph Spitfire
Buyers Guide
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