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1967-1970 TRIUMPH Spitfire Mark III specifications

1967-1970 TRIUMPH Spitfire Mark III specifications Classic and Performance Car

Instantly recognisable by the raised front bumper (by nine inches) that adds a hint of Lotus Elan, the MkIII Spitfire may count as the only car in history to have its looks improved by trying to meet American regulations. The soft-top is also much improved, in both looks and ease of operation. But the best change lies under the bonnet: a 1296cc engine with an eight-port cylinder head based on the FWD Triumph 1300 unit. This adds up to a 12% power increase (with better economy), so a stronger clutch and larger brake calipers join the party, along with stiffer front springs.

Production

  • Production:
    65,320
  • Price at launch:
    £717
  • Price (excellent)
    £4,500
  • Price (good):
    £4,000
  • Price (average):
    £2,250
  • Price (project):
    £1,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    14.5secs
  • Top speed:
    95.0mph
  • Power:
    75.0bhp
  • Torque:
    75.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    31.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, transverse leaf spring
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual with overdrive

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3734mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2108mm
  • Width:
    1448mm
  • Height:
    1207mm
  • Weight:
    749kgs

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