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Triumph Vitesse 2-Litre MkI

Overview

The whole world loves a small car with lots of power and a air of luxury, well that pretty well sums up the Vitesse. The Vitesse is much more of success now than when it was new and at the time was outsold by the Herald by nearly ten-to-one. This was mainly due to the Vitesse being 20% dearer and using more fuel than the Herald. The 2-litre (Mk1) model was an inevitable development of the Vitesse 6, as the larger engine was first used in the Standard Vanguard 6 two years before the launch of the Vitesse and went on to power the Triumph 2000 saloon. As well as taller gearing and wider wheels, the 2-litre was also treated to larger front brake discs. The suspension was left unchanged, and many considered that the extra power could overstretch its abilities. Overdrive was an optional extra and is worth paying more for a car fitted with it. In the past Convertibles tended to be more expensive than Saloons but over the last two years (2012 - 2014) the prices has become closer. Before you purchase a Convertible make sure you buy a real one and not a modified Saloon. The commission plate should have the suffix code CV on it. If in doubt obtain the factory information, a Heritage Certificate, from the Gaydon Heritage Motor Centre.A Saloon modified to a Convertible will be worth less than an original model.

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Production

Span: 1966-1968
Quantity: 10,830

Price

Cost when new: £839

Market Value Guide

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

Performance

Acceleration: 12.6secs
Top speed: 95mph
Power: 95bhp
Torque: 117lb/ft
MPG: 26-32mpg

Engine

Configuration: 1998cc in-line six
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 seperate body
Transmission: Four-speed manual with optional ovedrive

Dimensions

Length: 3886mm
Wheelbase: 2324mm
Width: 1524mm
Height: 1321mm
Kerb weight: 946kgs

Downloads

Triumph Vitesse
Buyers Guide
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