Triumph made these cars between 1962 and 1980. My favorite years are 1973-1976, because they introduced the 1500cc engine in '73, and made drastic improvements to the suspension. Road tests of the day measured an astounding .87g of lateral acceleration (on bias-ply tires). This is partly due to Triumph's achievement of nearly perfect 50/50 front-to-rear balance. If you know where I can find a '76 with overdrive, I would very much like to hear from you!
Read the amazing story of Spitfire #3
Ever seen a Spitfire 2000? Go here!
How did the Spitfire stack up against other sportscars of its day? I've summarized the 1973 Car and Driver track test, pitting it against 7 other cars. Go here to read my summary along with the test results, and what I suggest to make the Spitfire superior to every car in the test.
The Spitcam! Go here and see what it's like to ride on my shoulder during an open-air drive! I've bolted a 35mm camera to a special mount attached to the body.