Lot 394: Triumph Spitfire Mk III
The legendary Triumph Spitfire was introduced at the London Motor Show in 1962. The vehicle was based on a design produced for Standard-Triumph in 1957 by Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti. The platform for the car was largely based upon the chassis, engine, and running gear of the Triumph Herald saloon, and was manufactured at the Standard-Triumph works at Canley, in Coventry. As was typical for cars of this era, the bodywork was fitted onto a separate structural chassis, but for the Spitfire, which was designed as an open top or convertible sports car from the outset, the ladder chassis was reinforced for additional rigidity by the use of structural components within the bodywork. The Spitfire Mk III, which is the car we have here, came into production at the beginning of 1967. This left hand drive example was produced in 1969 and was restored by the museum in 2001. The car is finished in red with black leather upholstery and grey carpets, all from the first owner's special order, which includes chrome-spoked wheels and an optional factory produced hardtop roof. The car is PHILPA registered and described by the vendor as being in excellent condition, having always been kept under cover and always well looked after. Your chance to own one of Britain's most iconic sports cars.
Coys, Athens, Greece
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