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The <b>Triumph Spitfire</b> is a small British two-seat sports car, introduced at the London Motor Show in 1962. The vehicle was based on a design produced for <a title="Triumph Motor Company" href="https://www.whatclassiccar.co.uk/wiki/triumph-motor-company/">Standard-Triumph</a> in 1957 by Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti. The platform for the car was largely based upon the chassis, engine, and running gear of the <a title="Triumph Herald" href="https://www.whatclassiccar.co.uk/wiki/triumph-spitfire/triumph-herald/">Triumph Herald</a> saloon, and was manufactured at the Standard-Triumph works at Canley, in Coventry. As was typical for cars of this era, the bodywork was fitted onto a separate structural chassis, but for the Spitfire, which was designed as an open top or convertible sports car from the outset, the ladder chassis was reinforced for additional rigidity by the use of structural components within the bodywork. The Spitfire was provided with a manual hood for weather protection, the design improving to a folding hood for later models. Factory-manufactured hard-tops were also available. [ebayfeedsforwordpress feed="http://rest.ebay.com/epn/v1/find/item.rss?keyword=Spitfire&categoryId1=29760&sortOrder=BestMatch&programid=15&campaignid=5337423233&toolid=10039&listingType1=All&lgeo=1&feedType=rss" items="8"]
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