Archive for September 12th, 2013

September 12, 2013

Any color as long as it’s grape

The seventies saw some garish color schemes in cars; none more so than witnessed in this Triumph Spitfire… However its speedy profile can be seen even with the open hood; a hood that flips up with the fenders giving great access to the engine area.

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The fairly simple 4 speed 1.3l shown here with an immaculate example was fed with a pair of carburettors. With about 75 bhp on tap and the light frame these were nippy cars.

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Teal: great color choice! And of course wire wheels were an obvious option.

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Of course being a British car a well tool’d kit is required for those side-of-the-road fixes that you’d no doubt have at some point or another.

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This is the trunk of an early TR3. The sharp end? Well another fine example of clean engine restoration and care. Ten out of ten. Gorgeous!

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A pure white mark II has a cracking line to it too. Goggles, gloves and silk scarf de rigeur for the pilot here!

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Currently my favorite Triumph car is the TR6. A bit more muscle with the 2.5l inline 6 and 150 ponies in the fuel injected home model (the US got 104bhp with a detuned carbureted engine.) And, the cockpit view ain’t that bad either. Well I probably won’t be able to afford a Porsche neunelfer but a nice clean TR6 with a few mods would suit me nicely thank you very much!

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