Triumph Spitfire and GT6: The Complete Story (Hardcover)

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Triumph Spitfire and GT6: The Complete Story (Hardcover)


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For a whole generation of car enthusiasts, Triumph was the manufacturer to turn to when buying a sports car.  Whether it was a Spitfire or GT6 - or the more costly TR models - this Coventry manufacturer was the sports car king during the twentieth century.  Now that these machines are fully fledged classics, nothing has changed.  While the Spitfire has the MGB as a formidable adversary, the GT6 is still in a class of its own.  Triumph Spitfire and GT6 details the history and development of these classic cars, with specification guides for each of the five Spitfire derivatives and three GT6 models. Topics covered include:Development and production of the five Spitfire derivatives from 1962 - 1980: the Spitfire 4, 4 Mk2, Mk3, MkIV and 1500.The GT6 models from 1966-1973: the Mk1, Mk2 and Mk3.Spitfire and GT6 in motorsport - 24 Hours in Le Mans, Alpine Rally and Tour de France, and racing in the US.Full buying guide and tips on modifying, with colour and trim options, and details of optional extras available for each model.An insight into what the press thought of each Spitfire and GT6 derivative, with pages also devoted to how the cars were marketed.

Richard Dredge bought his first car, a Triumph Herald 1200, when he was just sixteen years old. At twenty-one he purchased a Vitesse, and as with the Herald, he completely rebuilt the car. Since then he has also acquired an Alpine A610 - but no Volvo Amazon. Yet. The first book Richard ever wrote was the history of Volvo. A regular contributor to motoring magazines such as, Practical Classics and Classic Car Weekly, Richard also writes for Auto Express, Sunday Times. He runs for new drivers.

Product Details ISBN: 9781847977038
ISBN-10: 1847977030
Publisher: The Crowood Press UK
Publication Date: August 1st, 2014
Pages: 176
Language: English