Triumph Spitfire 1500 1974-80
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Triumph Spitfire 1500 1974-80 specifications
OHV 4 Cylinder in line
Bore: 73.7mm
Stroke: 87.5mm
Displacement: 1,493cc
Compression ratio: 9 : 1
Carburettors: Twin SU HS4
Power output: 71bhp at 5,500rpm

Clutch: Borg & Beck single dry plate
Gearbox: 4-speed, all synchromesh
final drive: 3.63 :1
J type overdrive optional

All metal steel body on backbone frame

Dual hydraulic system, Front: 9in disk
Rear: 7in x 1.25in drums
Rack and pinion, Turning circle: 24ft
3.5 turns lock to lock

Bolt-on 13in x 4.5J pressed steel ventilated disc

Front: upper and lower wishbones,
coil springs, anti roll bar
Rear: independent, swing axle radius arms, pivoting transverse leaf spring
Telescopic dampers front & rear

Maximum speed: 100 mph
Acceleration, 0-60mph: 11.5secs
Overall fuel consumption:
approx 35mpg

Dimensions & Weight
Wheelbase: 6ft 11in
Track - front: 4ft 1in
Track - rear: 4ft
Overall length: 12ft 9in
Overall width: 4ft 10in
Overall height: 3ft 11in
Kerb weight: 15.67cwt
Tank capacity: 7.25 Imp gallons

Dec 1974 - Aug 1980: 95,829
Total of all Spitfire variants: 314,332