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1974-1980 TRIUMPH Spitfire 1500 specifications


Aside from the very obvious Spitfire 1500 decals on the nose and tail, you’d need to be a devout anorak-wearer to spot the external differences between this and a MkIV. Silver rather than black wheel centres are probably the most obvious. The real change comes under the bonnet. The new capacity came from a longer stroke crankshaft which rather blunted the engine’s will to rev, and made life tougher for the crank bearings, but it punches out a lot more mid-range power and the taller gearing it allowed made the Spitfire a genuine 100mph car at last.

Production

  • Production:
    91,137
  • Price at launch:
    £1,360
  • Price (excellent)
    £4,400
  • Price (good):
    £3,500
  • Price (average):
    £2,000
  • Price (project):
    £750

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    13.2secs
  • Top speed:
    100.0mph
  • Power:
    71.0bhp
  • Torque:
    82.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    29.0mpg

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 with overdrive

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3734mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2108mm
  • Width:
    1448mm
  • Height:
    1207mm
  • Weight:
    794kgs

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