Bolstered by a long tradition of building typically British two-seater sports cars, in 1962 Triumph added a new roadster model to its well-known range: it was a 1.2-litre car, aimed at a wide public audience from a manufacturer that had given the world the TR2. TR3 and TR4 in years gone by. The mechanics of the new Triumph Spitfire were derived from those of the Herald, while the design of its body was entrusted to Italy’s Giovanni Michelotti. That resulted in a roadster of attractive line, which became a major success on the international market. Over 300,000 examples of the car were produced in five different series. The entire life of the Spitfire is meticulously described in this book, which is rich in technical information, curiosities and data of use to collectors; that includes all the constructional updates carried out on each single series, original equipment, optional accessories, the range of colours plus fundamental advice on how to correctly identify a Triumph Spirfire and restore it. A book to read and consult, which is indispensible to those who possess the car or aspire to doing so.