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1962-1966 TRIUMPH Vitesse 1600 specifications

1962-1966 TRIUMPH Vitesse 1600 specifications Classic and Performance Car

Largely a Herald with an extra two cylinders, twin headlamps and a beefed up chassis, but then all those things can be considered improvements. Though by far the most numerous Vitesses from a production point of view, the classic car movement came too late to save many and the 1600 is now the hardest to find. The small bore engine was never used in this capacity in another Triumph. Overdrive was an optional extra worth paying more for now, on which subject there was a convertible version that you should budget an extra 35% over the saloon prices quoted here.

Production

  • Production:
    31,278
  • Price at launch:
    £839
  • Price (excellent)
    £3,250
  • Price (good):
    £2,500
  • Price (average):
    £1,250
  • Price (project):
    £550

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    17.6secs
  • Top speed:
    91.0mph
  • Power:
    70.0bhp
  • Torque:
    92.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    26.0mpg

Engine

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

Chassis

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

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3886mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2324mm
  • Width:
    1524mm
  • Height:
    1321mm
  • Weight:
    909kgs

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