Federal: ’69 Triumph Spitfire
The Spitfire was extremely popular in the US and Europe with over 70% of production exported to those markets. The MK III had a bunch of improvements making it the quickest Spitfire yet. Until the Feds stuck their nose in things automotive, that is. Here is what we think happened. The MK II’s 1147 cc engine was replaced in the MK III with a bored-out 1296 cc as fitted on the new Triumph Herald and 1300 Sedans. In twin-carburetor form, the engine put out a claimed 75 bhp. BUT, in ’69, a modification to meet emission standards dropped the power to 68 bhp. This Spitfire is restored and looks pretty decent. We aren’t quite sure of the seats in the interior. Our gut says they need to be redone or perhaps those are just covers over good seats. A phone call will answer that question. The seller is open to a Buy It Now so call. Click here for the listing.