Federal: ’69 Triumph Spitfire

69 Triumph Spitfire fr

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. Read More