1964 Triumph Spitfire #27
The name 'Spitfire' was first used by Supermarine for the famous WW2 fighter aircraft, designed in the 1930's.
It is not known if Standard-Triumph obtained prior permission to use the name. According to Triumph historian Graham Robson "The 'Spitfire' name came along while prototypes were in development, but there does not seem to have been any connection with the famous fighter aircraft, though publicity shots were eventually taken with car posed in front of 'plane. It is not recorded if the makers of the 'plane ever objected to its name being 'stolen' for use on a car."
The Spitfire a completely welded body, attached to the frame by twelve bolts
8,761 where sold in 1964