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1971 Triumph Spitfire Review

A Proper Sports Car. — You don't have to slow down to turn a corner... Of course you're not gong all that fast to begin with. It's really noisy and drafty - even with the top up - so you can't fall asleep while driving. Girls think it's cute. Are you shooting for cute?

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: No worries about being injured in a crash - you won't survive to be injured.

Cons: Can be crushed by a Volkswagen.

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1971 Triumph Spitfire Review

A Go-kart, But With Beautiful Lines — Mine had seen better days - days before the integrated frame had rusted, causing the car to sag whenever both doors were opened, when the clutch fluid wouldn't drain completely in the couese of a 10-mile drive, but I loved it. I couldn't ever get it out of my driveway, but I loved it.

Pros: Beautiful looking.  Sporty

Cons: British electrical system, no rustproofing, hydraulic clutch, Tiny.

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1971 Triumph Spitfire Review

Small Cheap British Sports Car — I dont need to say more than the one liner. thats all there is to it. Parts are CHEAP, fixing it is a doddle, its awesome fun to drive. and if you KNOW you will get somewehre when you set off, whats the fun in that?

Pros: cheap to fix/get parts for, soft top, loved by many

Cons: rust

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Reviews From Other Years

1980 Triumph Spitfire Reviews

Fun On Occasion By Patrick

Insanely fun car to drive. Corners flatter than anything else I have ever been in. Unfortunately it isn't sized for anyone much over 5'10", so I find it difficult to drive for long periods of tim... Read More

Loved The Triumph! By Joe1055

Bought this in the summer of '96 (thanks Pat Culkin) and drove it every damn day. I wasn't too good at driving a stick and this was a tough stick to drive. I can remember driving home on he L.I.E. aft... Read More

1979 Triumph Spitfire Reviews

Just As Reliable As Any Newer Vehicle On The Road By jeraldp

I would personally jump in this vehicle and drive across country without a worry in the world. Great gas mileage while everything fuctional. beside the many lookers and offers I enjoy the look it best... Read More

Fun To Drive, Rare Convirtible By Coronajeep

Great get up and go for being a smaller 4 cyl, but pretty tiny & no room for almost anything except maybe a magazine of cds, i mean really, not even speakers anywhere!- i had to put some of my own boo... Read More

1978 Triumph Spitfire Reviews

Sports Car Experience On An Economy By John

If you're a fan of the classic British Sportscar then this impractical and poorly designed car is for you. It leaves a lot to be desired in terms of handling and won't out accelerate most modern car... Read More

Great Summer Fun Sports Car. By riogrant

I bought this car for $4,500 in 1991 and it sat for many many years. I have fully restored it and added many custom parts including a new carb from PRI Performance Research Industries. The carb is a... Read More

1977 Triumph Spitfire Reviews

Sporty, Convertible. By migration_judge_roy

The exhaust manifold was cracked about the egr valve. paper engine cover was repaced with a plastic one. Wife sewed up seat covers. Used it for my commute from oakland to sonoma, daily over an hour ... Read More

Love It Good Project For Me By Michael

Wiring has to be replaced. other than that a blast to drive. Finding reverse was difficult. Wish it had a 5-6 speed. initial cost not bad but parts get pricey in a hurry. can be hard to get in and ... Read More

1976 Triumph Spitfire Reviews

Great Little Car ! By dcl65cuda

Looks great, drives great, fun to work on, but invest in alot of Lock-tight. Shortest turning radius. I've talked to people who said they have done circles, and even figure 8's in their basements wit... Read More

7 Great Summers And Still Going.... By Daniel

What can i say.... it's a british car..... every british owner out there will know what this means... you trully have to love your ride... but man what a fun ride it is !!! Just installed the monza... Read More

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