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1979 Triumph Spitfire 1500

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Engine

OHV 4 Cylinder in line

Bore: 73.7mm

Stroke: 87.5mm

Displacement: 1,493cc

Compression ratio: 9 : 1

Carburettors: Twin SU HS4

Power output: 71bhp at 5,500rpm

Performance

Maximum speed: 134mph

Acceleration: 0-60 mph 7.8secs

Overall fuel consumption: 18mpg

 

Transmission

Clutch: Borg & Beck single dry plate

Gearbox: 4-speed, all synchromesh

final drive: 3.63 :1

J type overdrive optional

 

Construction

All metal steel body on backbone frame

Brakes

Dual hydraulic system, Front: 9in disk

Rear: 7in x 1.25in drums

 

Steering

Rack and pinion, Turning circle: 24ft

3.5 turns lock to lock

 

Suspension

Front: upper and lower wishbones,

coil springs, anti roll bar

Rear: independent, swing axle radius arms, pivoting transverse leaf spring

Telescopic dampers front & rear

 

Wheels 

Bolt-on 13in x 4.5J pressed steel ventilated disc

Performance

Maximum speed: 100 mph

Acceleration, 0-60mph: 11.5secs

Overall fuel consumption:

approx 35mpg

 

Dimensions & Weight

Wheelbase: 6ft 11in

Track - front: 4ft 1in

Track - rear: 4ft

Overall length: 12ft 9in

Overall width: 4ft 10in

Overall height: 3ft 11in

Kerb weight: 15.67cwt

Tank capacity: 7.25 Imp gallons

 

Production

Dec 1974 - Aug 1980: 95,829

Total of all Spitfire variants: 314,332

According to the Chassis plate she was built in 1979 with a paint code for Layland White.

In June 1981 she was sold new by Rankins (Layland Dealers) of Munchengladbach Germany to a Major William Coxon. First registered on British Forces Germany Number Plates VH 932 B

The original bill of sale states that the body colour to be Red, and on closer inspection it can be seen that from the bulkhead back it was re-sprayed in vermillion (Orangey Red), leaving the front chassis in white. At some time later she has been re-sprayed again to her present colour. In 1983 she was finally imported into the UK, hence the “Y” plate, and soon after sold to Mr George Hobson in Stokport, Greater Manchester. I understand that in 1992 she was dry stored for the next 18 years. Old MOT’s back this up with the mileage in 1992 as 54,000 miles and the MOT on me acquiring her from Cheshire in July 2010 as at 54,800 miles. Information by Alan Forwood

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