Triumph Spitfire and GT6

1965: The Spitfire MkII goes on sale, still with the 1147cc engine, but with more power and a stronger clutch. • 1966: The GT6 débuts attheEarl's Court Motor Show,with a 95bhp 1998cc Vitessesourced engine. Overdrive isoptional while the ...

Author: Richard Dredge

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 9781847977045

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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For a whole generation of car enthusiasts, Triumph was the manufacturer to turn to when buying a sports car. Whether it was a Spitfire or GT6 - or the more costly TR models - this Coventry manufacturer was the sports car king during the twentieth century. Now that these machines are fully fledged classics, nothing has changed. While the Spitfire has the MGB as a formidable adversary, the GT6 is still in a class of its own. Triumph Spitfire and GT6 details the history and development of these classic cars, with specification guides for each of the five Spitfire derivatives and three GT6 models. Topics covered include the development and production of the five Spitfire derivatives from 1962 - 1980, the Spitfire 4, 4 Mk2, Mk3, MkIV and 1500; the GT6 models from 1966-1973, the Mk1, Mk2 and Mk3; the Spitfire and GT6 in motorsport - 24 Hours Le Mans, Alpine Rally and Tour de France, and racing in the US; full buying guide and tips on modifying, with colour and trim options, and details of optional extras available for each model. Also includes an insight into what the press thought of each Spitfire and GT6 derivative, with pages devoted to how the cars were marketed. Superbly illustrated with 291 colour photographs.
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Triumph Spitfire GT6

Author: Adrien Cahuzac

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ISBN: 9791028302245

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Emblématique du paysage automobile des années 1960 et 1970, la Triumph Spitfire a connu une carrière exceptionnelle en Europe et aux Etats?Unis, durant près de vingt ans. Produite de 1962 à 1980, cette petite sportive britannique a démocratisé le roadster populaire, grâce à sa simplicité d'utilisation, son coût mesuré et ses lignes particulièrement réussies dues au designer italien Giovanni Michelotti. Souvent copiée, mais jamais égalée, la petite Triumph a traversé le temps et les époques sans fléchir, devenant une véritable icône dans l'univers automobile. Ingénieur de formation, Adrien Cahuzac est journaliste spécialisé en stratégie d'entreprises notamment pour Le journal du dimanche (JDD). Passionné d'automobiles depuis son enfance, il collabore régulièrement à des revues spécialisées sur les voitures anciennes. Son premier livre, Simca, l'aventure de l'hirondelle, paru aux éditions ETAI en 2008 et réédité en 2017, a reçu la prestigieuse récompense "Award of Distinction" de la Society of Automotive Historians (SAH). Depuis, il a notamment publié MG, les sportives so British (2011) et Rover, l'élégance britannique (2015), aux éditions ETAI.
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Triumph Spitfire and GT6

Thoroughly cross-referenced, this is an easy-to-use and quick reference guide, invaluable to owners wishing to maintain or restore their cars to be as near factory specification as possible.

Author: John Thomason

Publisher: Crowood Press UK

ISBN: 1861268610

Category: Transportation

Page: 168

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The Spitfire was one of Triumph's most successful models throughout the 1960s and 70s, and its high-performance sister car, the GT6, was received with equal acclaim. Both cars remain as popular today as when there were in production, their lasting success ensured not only by their attractive styling and performance, but also by their straightforward construction and the ease with which they can be maintained. John Thomason's meticulously researched book charts their development, covering for each the many changes to the body and chassis, engine and engine bay, interior and transmission and suspension. Thoroughly cross-referenced, this is an easy-to-use and quick reference guide, invaluable to owners wishing to maintain or restore their cars to be as near factory specification as possible.
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Triumph Spitfire and GT6

Triumph Spitfire and GT6 details the history and development of these classic cars, with specification guides for each of the five Spitfire derivatives and three GT6 models.

Author: Richard Dredge

Publisher: Crowood Press UK

ISBN: 1847977030

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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For a whole generation of car enthusiasts, Triumph was the manufacturer to turn to when buying a sports car. Whether it was a Spitfire or GT6 - or the more costly TR models - this Coventry manufacturer was the sports car king during the twentieth century. Now that these machines are fully fledged classics, nothing has changed. While the Spitfire has the MGB as a formidable adversary, the GT6 is still in a class of its own. Triumph Spitfire and GT6 details the history and development of these classic cars, with specification guides for each of the five Spitfire derivatives and three GT6 models. Topics covered include:Development and production of the five Spitfire derivatives from 1962 - 1980: the Spitfire 4, 4 Mk2, Mk3, MkIV and 1500.The GT6 models from 1966-1973: the Mk1, Mk2 and Mk3.Spitfire and GT6 in motorsport - 24 Hours in Le Mans, Alpine Rally and Tour de France, and racing in the US.Full buying guide and tips on modifying, with colour and trim options, and details of optional extras available for each model.An insight into what the press thought of each Spitfire and GT6 derivative, with pages also devoted to how the cars were marketed.
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Triumph Spitfire GT6 Vitesse Herald Restoration Manual

BACK IN PRINT! With over 900 photographs and illustrations, this manual is both easy-to-understand and the most complete guide to restoring these iconic cars. Every image digitally rescanned and improved or replaced.

Author: Peter Williams

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ISBN: 1899238395

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Page: 316

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BACK IN PRINT! With over 900 photographs and illustrations, this manual is both easy-to-understand and the most complete guide to restoring these iconic cars. Every image digitally rescanned and improved or replaced. The manual contains everything you need to help you work with some of the most restorable of all classic cars. Including: -Model heritage and development. -How to buy a Spitfire, GT6, Vitesse or Herald. -Full 4-cylinder engine strip-down and rebuild. -Full body and chassis restoration. -Tuning hints and tips. -Transmission servicing and replacement. -Suspension overhaul and replacement. -Repairing, replacing or renewing interior trim. -Accessories, Rustproofing and Painting. -Extra 'how-to' section on MiG welding. This 'classic' manual is for every enthusiast for these truly great Triumph cars, from the experienced restorer to the first-time novice. IMPORTANT NOTE: All images from the original manual have been rescanned and digitally enhanced or replaced. They're still mainly 1990s photographs - but MUCH improved over the originals!
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Triumph Spitfire and GT6

The book covers all small sports Triumph models, explains how and where to buy one, how to handle auctions and whether to buy the best you can find, or to take on a restoration or a rolling restoration.

Author: Iain Ayre

Publisher: Veloce Publishing

ISBN: 178711452X

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

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Benefit from the author’s decades of working on and writing about Triumphs, with the real facts you need to decide whether a sports Triumph is going to suit you. The book covers all small sports Triumph models, explains how and where to buy one, how to handle auctions and whether to buy the best you can find, or to take on a restoration or a rolling restoration. Triumph Spitfire and GT6 advises on choosing the right model for your needs and your budget, and describes the flavour of the more sporty or more cruising Spitfire types, contrasted with the more expensive and more powerful GT6 coupés. The book explains in practical language how to apply key checks to spot a bad car quickly, then gives you a comprehensive inspection guide and an in-depth analysis of the various models’ strengths and weaknesses. It provides inside technical information to save you the painful process of learning about Triumph foibles the hard way. It discusses upgrades using the author’s own research, and includes comprehensive details of club backup and support organisations, and model specs. Iain Ayre has been maintaining and repairing Triumph cars since before he was allowed in pubs, and has been writing about them for about 30 years. He continues to write for Triumph World magazine as a regular contributor from North America.
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Triumph Spitfire and GT6

This in-depth volume presents the full story, including background to the company, design and development of both the Spitfire and the GT6, plus full specifications for all five models of Spitfire and three models of GT6.

Author: James Taylor

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 1861262620

Category: Transportation

Page: 200

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With classic good looks and performance at an affordable price, the Triumph Spitfire, and its close relative the GT6, have dominated Triumph's product range for nearly two decades. This in-depth volume presents the full story, including background to the company, design and development of both the Spitfire and the GT6, plus full specifications for all five models of Spitfire and three models of GT6. Superbly illustrated.
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Everyday Modifications for your Triumph Spitfire Herald Vitesse and GT6

This book is concerned with improving the 4-cylinder Spitfire and Herald, and the 6-cylinder Vitesse and GT6, with engines ranging in size from 948cc to 1998cc.

Author: Iain Ayre

Publisher: Crowood Press UK

ISBN: 1785001752

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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The books in the Everyday Modifications series are designed to guide classic van and car owners through the workshop skills needed to make their vehicles easier to use and enjoy. This book is concerned with improving the 4-cylinder Spitfire and Herald, and the 6-cylinder Vitesse and GT6, with engines ranging in size from 948cc to 1998cc.
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Triumph Spitfire and GT6

The full story of the bestselling Triumph Spitfire sports car. Describes all the technical and design developments that took the Triumph Spitfire through five separate models.

Author: John Nikas

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ISBN: 1445674483

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

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With more than 300, 000 built, the Triumph Spitfire is the bestselling Triumph sports car model ever produced. As the values of these cars have risen significantly in recent years, interest in these affordable sports cars has also increased. This concise but comprehensive book is therefore the ideal guide for those who want to read about the history and development of these iconic sports cars. Introduced at the London Motor Show in 1962, the Triumph Spitfire was designed to compete in the small sports car market against models such as the Austin-Healey Sprite. Based on an adapted Triumph Herald chassis, the Triumph Spitfire's swooping lines were designed by Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti. In this highly readable book, John Nikas describes all the technical and design developments that took the Triumph Spitfire through five separate models, from the Triumph Spitfire 4 (Mark 1) to the Triumph Spitfire 1500. The book also covers the competition models.
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The Illustrated History of Triumph Sports and Racing Cars

Motor Racing Publications, England, 1979 Triumph Guide by Dave Allen and Dick Strome. Sports Car Press, 1959 The Triumph TRs: A Collector's Guide, by Graham Robson. Motor Racing Publications, England, 1978 Triumph Spitfire and GT6: ...

Author: G. William Krause

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 9781613253397

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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The Triumph Motor Company is known around the world for its iconic sports cars. The hugely popular TR series, Spitfires, and GT-6s represent the quintessential British sports car; rugged good looks were combined with performance and economy at a price everyone could afford. These sports cars are always in demand and prized by British car collectors, racers, and open-air motoring enthusiasts. Triumph understood the connection between competition success and sales success and was able to parlay rally and road racing wins into the best-selling sports cars in the world, particularly in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s. The Works competition cars notched victories at Le Mans, Sebring, the Monte Carlo rally, and many others and inspired privateers to take their cars to the track. Every model came from a bloodline of racing. Triumph historian G. William Krause reviews every model in the sports car lineup. He covers the history, design evolution, and performance specifications from the first sports cars in the 1930s through the final cars built in 1981. Throughout Triumph's history a number of pivotal moments could have significantly changed the company's fortunes. This book also looks at the "what if" cars that never made it into production, including photos. Although they have not been built for more than three decades, their mark on sports car history is undeniable. Whether you're a fan of the spartan brutes of the 1950s or the refined comfort and performance of the last TRs, you will find the backstory of your favorites here. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}
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