This 1977 Triumph Spitfire not only has a nice color combo, but
also you're going to be impressed with what's under the hood. After
all, there are known for their light weight and nimble handling.
And this special one borrows the 2.0-liter inline six intended for
its GT6 sibling.
This may be British-built, the secret to why the Spitfire is so
timelessly attractive this car's Italian designer. So up front you
have tall headlights that create a stylish line that arches down
the length of the car until it dips just past the doors. The sporty
kick-up at the rear wheels is always a powerful presence. It
concludes at the flat rear end that was shared with larger Triumphs
like the Stag. Plus, the crisp white paint with a full black
accenting package seems to have the formal look of fine Italian
fashion. And more than just chic, the big power bulge in the middle
of the hood is a nice reminder that there was another a meaner car
closely related to this Spitfire.
The red interior seems to revive the Italian-style passion. And
there's even a nice practical side considering the Spitfire
delivers features you don't get on every classic British machine,
like a proper convertible top and roll-up windows. But what really
makes this great is the way it connects with the driver. The
position of the wood-rimmed three-spoke steering wheel and stick
shift make this car feel like it was built around you. And we know
you'll love watching the large Smiths speedo and tach dance as you
let the wind breeze through the car.
This one really takes advantage of the full forward-tilting front
end. You'll love showing off bright red block, shining valve
covers, and an overall tidy setup. And in general, the engine bay
will attract gawkers who never expect something this large with 50
percent more cylinders than the factory delivered. Because the GT6
was based on this roadster, the Spitfire's pieces can fit with the
right modifications to the GT6's frame. So Triumph's 2.0-liter
inline-six sits under the hood like it always belonged there. Plus,
it has the right pieces you want for a strong runner, including
dual Stromberg carbs and an aluminum radiator w/electric fan. The
motor fires up nicely and runs smoothly. When you get it out on the
road, you'll love the balance of the four-speed manual transmission
and fully independent suspension. And front disc brakes and newer
performance tires on Minilite wheels complete a terrific handling
The sale comes complete with build receipts for this special "Spit
6." Triumph would never make a convertible version of the GT6, but
a lot of us wanted the Spitfire's nimbleness in a more powerful
package. So this custom build shows us a great "what if" that now
goes home with the first person to grab this deal. Call
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