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1973 Triumph SpitfireReview
Joseph writes:

1973 Spitfire 1500 — Handling is fantastic, braking is also fantastic. The car only weighs 1700lbs so its performance handling wise is quite good. However power is lacking it maxes out at around 65ish (maybe) horsepower. Interior is good. Black leather seats, wood dash, Smith's gauges; it has it all. It has been said that "when you drive a spitfire, you remember how much fun driving is" nuff said.

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

Pros: Unique, sporty handling, good exhause note.


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1973 Triumph SpitfireReview
Bradley writes:

73 Triump Spitfire, Fun Convertable — Great fun car but took plenty of maintenance to keep it running. Small convertable with great handling. Could do a sharp left hand turn at 40 mph with no problem. The car could have used a little more power. The small carb on a 1.5 l engine was a little underpowered. The gearbox was not the best, tended to grind the gears on quick shifts.

Pros: Fun, handling

Cons: low power, high maintenance

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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 Jerry

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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