Road Test Portfolio. Written by R. M. Clarke, 200 pages with many illustrations, size: 280 x 210 mm, binding: paperback, ledition: English
All models are reported on including the Spitfire 4, Mks. II, III, IV and the 1500. Included are road and comparison tests, long term reports, touring and racing feature plus full specifications and performance data. Professional advice is offered on acquiring a good used Triumph Spitfire. When Triumph introduced its new Herald saloon in 1959 to replace the smaller Standards, many people wondered at its bold use of a separate chassis at a time when most volume manufacturers had already turned to unit-construction bodies. However, the method in Triumph's madness soon became apparent, for over the next few years that chassis design became the basis of several other models. The first and best-loved of these was the Spitfire, of which nearly 280,000 were made in 18 years.