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1963-1980 Triumph Spitfire


1963-1980 Triumph Spitfire Models, Prices, Production

Steeled by the success of its TR sports cars and wary of a rival's plans, Triumph dressed a little sportster in Italian style, then set out to win over American buyers with its snazzy Spitfire. Here are the specifications for the 1963-1980 Triumph Spitfire:

For the 1979 Triumph Spitfire, even meatier bumpers added 8.5 inches to the car's length.
For the 1979 Triumph Spitfire, even meatier bumpers
added 8.5 inches to the car's length.

Triumph Spitfire Series Production

Mark 1 (1962-1964)
45,754
Mark 2 (1964-1970) 37,408
Mark 3/Mark III (1970-1974)
140,043
Mark IV/1500 (1975-1980)
91,137*
Total
314,342

Triumph Spitfire Calendar-Year Sales

19636,224
19648,761
19659,097
19666,782
19675,643
19685,711
19696,240
19706,305
19718,266
19729,687
19737,796
19747,373
19758,857
19766,846
19779,463
197810,231
19798,344
19804,037
19813,924
Total139,587

Triumph Spitfire Specifications

General

Layout
front-engine, rear-wheel drive
Wheelbase, inches
83
Weight, pounds
1,568 (Mark 1-Mark 3)
1,717/1,652 (Mark IV)
1,750 (Mark IV 1500)
1,828/1,875 (1500)
Overall length, inches
145 (Mark 1-Mark 3)
149 (Mark IV/1500)
157.5 (1979-1980 1500)
Top speed, mph
92 (Mark 1, Mark 2)
95 (Mark 3)
86 (Mark IV)
94 (Mark IV 1500, 1500)

Engine

Cylinders/displacement, cc
4/1147 (Mark 1, Mark 2)
4/1296 (Mark 3, Mark IV)
4/1493 (Mark IV 1500, 1500)
Horsepower @ rpm
63 @ 5,750 (Mark 1)
67 @ 6,000 (Mark 2)
75 @ 6,000 (1967-1968 Mark 3)
68 @ 5,500 (1969-1970 Mark 3)
58 @ 5,200 (1971 Mark IV)
48 @ 5,550 (1972 Mark IV)
57 @ 5,000 (Mark IV 1500, 1500)
Carburetor
twin SU (Mark 1-Mark 3)
single Zenith (Mark IV)
single Z-S (Mark IV 1500, 1500)

List price, U.S. dollars
$2,199 (Mark 1-Mark 3)
2,649 (Mark IV)
2,995 (Mark IV 1500)
3,745 (1500)

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