Triumph Spitfire, Mk3 Saffron

Triumph Spitfire, Mk3 Saffron

£27.99

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Triumph Spitfire, Mk3 Saffron

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Limited Edition

£27.99

Item Code: VA06713

| Description

Having bucked the car industry’s trend towards monocoque construction with their Herald in 1959, creating a small sports car based on its components was a simple and cost effective way for Standard Triumph to earn American dollars with a cheaper companion to their larger 1961 2-litre TR4. The first prototype was produced by Italian stylist, Giovanni Michelotti, at his workshop in Turin in autumn 1960, and was actually built by cutting down a Triumph Herald although the production versions used a bespoke chassis design.

The Spitfire was announced at the 1962 Earls Court Motor Show and would go on, through four distinct updates, to be produced until 1980. A total of 314 332 were made.

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A series of die-cast 1:43 scale model automobiles spanning half a century of motoring in Britain. Each model carries a detailed, authentic livery and comes complete with a certificate detailing the history of the vehicle. View the full range

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y Technical Specification & Detail

Scale 1:43
Limited Edition Yes
Length 84mm
Age Suitability 14+

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