Classic Car Catalogue
Spitfire Mk II
GT6 - new model
przewodzi w nowej ofercie.
Ost rok Vitesse. Powst. 22.814 wersji saloon i 8.447 szt convertible.
From 1966 95 bhp 1998 cc engine and all synchro box in Vitesse.
Up-rated interior and a new dashboard in the 2000 series.
GT 6 announced in 1966 with Vitesse 95 bhp 1998 engine in the Spitfire chassis and with a top speed of 108 mph. Available only as an attractive fastback coupe with opening tailgate, with hinged rear side windows, and well appointed interior. Coil spring ifs and
transverse leaf swing axle rear as in the smaller engined cars.
1200 (R4 cyl, 1147 cc, 48 bhp)
Courier - discontinued
12/50 (R4 cyl, 1147 cc, 51 bhp)
1600 (R6 cyl, 1596 cc, 70 bhp) - discontinued
2 Litre (R6 cyl, 1998 ccm, 95 bhp) - October
1300 (R4 cyl, 1296 cc, 61 bhp)
The MOTORJanuary 1966
2000 (R6 cyl, 1998 ccm, 90 bhp)
Triumph 2000 - The idea behind it
WHEN Triumph thought out the 2000 they designed it for the man who brings an awareness of what driving is all about to his motoring. That's why the Triumph 2000 accelerates signally faster than its competitors, especially through the key middle ranges (the speeds essential for safe overtaking). Extra money is spent on an independent suspension system that makes the car so foot-sure as to seem almost bonded to the road. The Triumph 2000 carries five in comfort, it does not attempt to pack six passengers at a pinch. Lack of bulk makes the Triumph 2000 nimbler, more potent.
The seat facings of the Triumph 2000 are covered with rich, perforated leather, the most expensive form of upholstery - and the most comfortable. Leather keeps you cool in summer, and retains its shape and rich colour for years. Coach trimming with leather is, of course, a traditional craft. throughout the construction of the Triumph 2000 you will find the old skilled crafts happily allied with modern manufacturing methods. Example: the Triumph 2000 gearbox has been widely praised for its silent smoothness. It is assembled by men to whom skilled engineering is a heritage. All gearboxes are run and tested mechanically before actual installation. Another test is by an electronic apparatus which listens to the teeth meshing and makes a pen-tape recording like a cardiograph of its performance. If the Triumph 2000 gearbox is a masterpiece of pianissimo it is a combination of skilled craftsmanship and modern technology that makes it so.
LIKE some excellent motor cars, the Triumph 2000 could have got along quite well with only 4 cylinders. But live people would not have enjoyed their ride half as much. It would not have been as smooth, or as quiet. At traffic lights you will hear other engines ticking over, but you may find yourself checking the ignition light to make sure your own is running. The Triumph 2000 does not equate noise with power. Top-gear acceleration is one of the reasons why the Triumph compares so well with cars that are far more expensive. And six cylinders give you an effortless flexibility at very low speeds which leave a four-cylinder engine 'gasping' and compel you to change down. At all speeds the Triumph 2000 goes on proving that 6 cylinders are more civilised than 4.
Spitfire Mk II
Mk II (R4 cyl, 1147 cc, 67 bhp)
TR4A (R4 cyl, 2138 cc, 104 bhp)
GT6 (R6 cyl, 1998 cc, 95 bhp) - new model