With more than 300,000 built, the Triumph Spitfire is the bestselling Triumph sports car model ever produced. As the values of these cars have risen significantly in recent years, interest in these affordable sports cars has also increased. This concise but comprehensive book is therefore the ideal guide for those who want to read about the history and development of these iconic sports cars. Introduced at the London Motor Show in 1962, the Triumph Spitfire was designed to compete in the small sports car market against models such as the Austin-Healey Sprite. Based on an adapted Triumph Herald chassis, the Triumph Spitfires swooping lines were designed by Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti. In this highly readable book, John Nikas describes all the technical and design developments that took the Triumph Spitfire through five separate models, from the Triumph Spitfire 4 (Mark 1) to the Triumph Spitfire 1500. The book also covers the competition models.
John Nikas is the author of The British Sports Car Companion and Rule Britannia - When British Sports Cars Saved a Nation, which was designated as the Chairmans Selection for the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours dElegance. He has authored dozens of articles on automotive topics for various publications and was the 2011 Recipient of the Denise McCluggage Award. He currently serves as the Director of Communications for Moss Motors, which is the worlds oldest and largest supplier of British sports car parts, and is the Director for the British Sports Car Hall of Fame.