a 1964 Triumph Spitfire 4 Mk1
I'm experiencing some serious jealousy here.
It was the Spitty that inspired me to get into 'rag-tops' once more.....with the 9-3 Aero. Needless to say there's quite a difference in the two....the only advantage going to the Spitty was I used to do EVERYTHING on that car myself. The Aero's 6 computers would be enough to get me nervous tackling it.
A bit of a comparison....the Spitty's gearing was 4000rpm in 4th = 64 mph .....and if you were going downhill it 'might' manage 95.
The Aero is at 2000rpm at about 64 mph [6th] .....and is now rated at 155 mph.
The Mk 1s and 2s were a bit 'pedestrian'....but by the time they got to 3 and 4 they were quite 'neat'. Whoever thought up those early tail lights should have been shot. They'd break/fall off if you just looked at them too hard.....and the external weld seams were both cheap AND ugly.... and who thought it would be a good idea to put the fuel filler in the middle of the car right next to a PLASTIC back window?...