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1974 Triumph Spitfire Review
vs1975 Datsun 280Z
1974 Triumph Spitfire winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Looks/Style Ranked 1975 Datsun 280Z worse.
"Beautiful curves. The Triumphs still turn more heads than a 280Z usually."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 1975 Datsun 280Z better.
"Its a lot bigger car."

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1974 Triumph SpitfireReview
mdk writes:
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Fun Little Roadster! — The spitfire is a blast to drive. It isn't super fast but it handles very well. This car is very easy to work on, as the hood and fenders tilt forward giving complete access to the engine and front suspension.

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

Pros: This car is easy to work on and parts are readily available from multiple suppliers.

Cons: Cockpit is a little cramped if you are tall.

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Pete writes:

Great — My lush little spitfire which I am changing into a 180bhp beast, ha it will fly. Currently in bit but once fininshed it will be a gt6/ spit / tr6 hybrid, the car they should have possibly made! great in the summer but leaks in the rain!

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

Pros: fun fun fun

Cons: rust rust rust

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1974 Triumph SpitfireReview
Murat writes:

Gearbox — this is a great college student car but it is hard to maintain and not easy to understand looks like a tiger ready to fight but even a vw beetle can beat this car on performance very weak engine and teribble gearbox the rest is ok giving you a cool look

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

Pros: cool look

Cons: bad performance terible gearbox bad fuel cosuption

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1980 Triumph Spitfire Reviews

Fun On Occasion By Patrick

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Loved The Triumph! By Joe1055

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1979 Triumph Spitfire Reviews

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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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