Triumph Spitfire and GT6

The Complete Story

Author: Richard Dredge

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847977049

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

View: 7567

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 the 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; the Spitfire and GT6 in motorsport - 24 Hours 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. Also includes an insight into what the press thought of each Spitfire and GT6 derivative, with pages devoted to how the cars were marketed. Superbly illustrated with 291 colour photographs.

Triumph Spitfire and GT6

A Guide to Originality

Author: John Thomason

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781852238933

Category: Transportation

Page: 157

View: 9928

Both of these cars remain as popular today as when they were in production, their lasting success ensured not only by their attractive styling and performance, but also by their straightforward construction and the ease with which they can be maintained. This essential guide contains an easy-to-use and quick reference guide, invaluable to owners wishing to maintain or restore their Triumph.Hardcover - 8-1/2" x 12" - 160 pages - 15 color, 587 b/w


Sport und Eleganz

Author: Bill Piggott,Dorko M. Rybiczka

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868520880


Page: 176

View: 5162

Triumph Spitfire and GT6

The Complete Story

Author: James Taylor

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781861262622

Category: Transportation

Page: 200

View: 6498

With classic good looks and performance at an affordable price, the Triumph Spitfire, and its close relative the GT6, have dominated Triumph's product range for nearly two decades. This in-depth volume presents the full story, including background to the company, design and development of both the Spitfire and the GT6, plus full specifications for all five models of Spitfire and three models of GT6. Superbly illustrated.

Hundert Jahre Sportwagen

Author: Frank Oleski,Hartmut Lehbrink

Publisher: 100 Jahre Sportwagen

ISBN: 3938118008

Category: Sports cars

Page: 480

View: 6845

The Classic Car Adventure

Driving Through History on the Road to Nostalgia

Author: Lance Cole

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1473896436

Category: Transportation

Page: 216

View: 7936

Nothing is new under the sun and classic cars books come and go. But here, instead of a heavy, large, glossy book of classic car images and details destined to stay on a shelf, is something new. This book is designed to be read as a companion, a book that can go in the car or on a 'plane, and which can be read in full, or dipped into anywhere for a classic car fix. Old stories and new details are presented and cover all eras of our cars. Gathered here is a compilation of the author's published and unpublished adventures and opinions about the design and the driving of some of the greatest cars in motoring history. From 'vintagent' to 'modern classic', pristine to oily-rag, up hill, down dale and across continents, award-winning motoring author, designer and serial classic car owner, Lance Cole, charts the great classic car enthusiasm in a series of engaging essays about cars, car design and the men that made the motor industry. From tales of Malcolm Sayer to Bedelia, and of BMW, Jaguar, Bugatti and Porsche, to tales of old Saabs and rusty Citroens, classic car life is here. Erik Carlsson, Jacques Gerin, Giovanni Michelotti and Innes Ireland are just a few of the names that can be found in these pages. From design to driving, here is a book that is a classic car adventure.

Triumph Spitfire GT-6

Author: Graham Robson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780947981600

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 9510

Detailed model-by-model descriptions, technical and restoration details, and invaluable reference data. Detailed photos and descriptions tell you what to look out for when buying. Includes a wealth of information from specs and production figures to competition achievements.

Designing Motion

Automobildesigner von 1890 bis 1990

Author: Markus Caspers

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 303560777X

Category: Design

Page: 200

View: 6389

Die Liege von Le Corbusier, das Radio von Rams, der Stuhl von Eames – Designer machen Dinge zu Kultobjekten und werden selbst zu Ikonen. Aber wer weiß, welches Coupé von Frua, welche Limousine von Engel, welcher Kombi von Opron designed wurden? Automobildesign galt lange als anonym, die Stylisten standen im Schatten der Designwahrnehmung, obwohl ihre Entwürfe millionenfach auf den Straßen anzutreffen sind. Dieses reich bebilderte Buch zeichnet die Entstehung eines Berufszweigs nach und verfolgt die Entwicklung des Automobildesigns: in einer umfassenden Einführung sowie anhand der Arbeitsbiografien von über 200 ausgewählten Designerinnen und Designern, die zwischen 1900 und 2000 in den USA, Europa und Japan dem Automobil in vielfältigen Produkten eine Form gegeben haben.

Triumph Spitfire, GT6, Vitesse and Herald Restoration Manual

Author: Lindsay Porter

Publisher: Haynes Publishing

ISBN: 9781859608678

Category: Transportation

Page: 308

View: 5098

For the avid DIY classic car restorer or the first-time novice, this book contains everything that is needed to work with one of the most restorable classic cars available today. Included are model heritage and development, how to buy a Spitfire, GT6, Vitesse or Herald, full cylinder engine strip-down and rebuild with tuning hints and tips, transmission servicing and replacement, suspension overhaul and replacement, and repairing, replacing or renewing interior trim, accessories, bodywork, rustproofing and painting. With over 900 photographs and illustrations, this manual is complete and easy-to-understand.

A to Z of Sports Cars, 1945-1990

Author: Mike Lawrence

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9781870979818

Category: Transportation

Page: 336

View: 3368

Presents a history of sports cars from the earliest models, to the hot rods of the 1950s and 1960s, to contemporary styles

Everyday Modifications for your Triumph Spitfire, Herald, Vitesse and GT6

Author: Iain Ayre

Publisher: Crowood Press UK

ISBN: 9781785001758

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

View: 3463

The books in the Everyday Modifications series are designed to guide classic van and car owners through the workshop skills needed to make their vehicles easier to use and enjoy. This book is concerned with improving the 4-cylinder Spitfire and Herald, and the 6-cylinder Vitesse and GT6, with engines ranging in size from 948cc to 1998cc.

Baby-Auto! Baby-Auto!

Author: Gero von Randow

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3737519560

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: N.A

View: 9702

Starren Blicks segelte die Blondine auf mich zu. Sie wirkte wie ferngesteuert und kam immer näher, bis ich merkte: Ihr Blick galt nicht mir. Sondern meinem Auto, Baujahr 1978. Zärtlich streichelte sie über dessen lackierte Flanke und begann zu schwärmen: "Meine erste Liebe hatte so ein Auto. Ein Medizinstudent, 20 Jahre alt. Fragen Sie mich nicht, wie alt ich war, da hatte der Staatsanwalt noch die Hand drauf." Sie drehte sich um und entfernte sich, wie sie gekommen war: grußlos. Im gleichen Moment wusste ich, dass ich dieses Buch schreiben würde. Es ist ein Buch über ein Abenteuer mit Technik. Über Dinge, über Personen, über das Leben. Es ist kein normales Autobuch. Denn ich fahre kein normales Auto, sondern einen Triumph Spitfire. Geschrieben von jemandem, der bis vor kurzem für Autos nur eines übrig hatte: Verachtung. Es geht in dem Buch nicht nur um Autos. Sondern auch um Philosophie.

Road Test

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Automobiles

Page: N.A

View: 2689

The Complete Catalog of British Cars 1895-1975

Author: David Culshaw,Peter Horrobin

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1874105936

Category: Transportation

Page: 496

View: 2924

This long out of print classic has now been revised and updated. The most comprehensive account of British cars ever published, this book presents a huge amount of historical and technical information. Nearly 700 manufacturers and 3,700 individual models are profiled, including technical specs for most cars.

Illustrated Triumph Buyer's Guide

Author: Richard Newton

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780879389178

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

View: 2497

Illustrated Triumph Buyers Guide Richard Newton Full spec and component information highlight major and minor model differences, options, original cost, performance and more. Exteriors, interiors, engines and options are fully illustrated. Determine the most valuable models, their value and collectibility. 2nd ed., 1994. Sftbd., 7 1/2x 9 1/4, 176pgs., 2 b&w ill.