1972 Triumph Spitfire Mk IV

The Triumph Spitfire Mark IV was produced from 1970 through 1974 with 70,021 examples produced. The Mark IV had a completely re-designed cut-off rear end and a cleaned-up front end. The doors now had recessed handles and squared-off glass in the top rear corner. Inside, the updates continued with the most visible being the full-width dashboard, with instruments positioned in front of the driver rather than over the center console. Initially, this was black plastic however in 1973 it was replaced with wood.

Cars destined for America were given the 1296cc engine. In 1973, displacement rose to 1493cc and the name was changed to reflect this modification - the Spitfire 1500.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2012

Related Reading : Triumph Spitfire History

In 1962 the British company Triumph introduced a two-seater sports car named the Spitfire. The Austin-Healey Sprite had proven there was a demand for small cars with sporty intentions. Triumph wanted a piece of this market and felt they could produce a better automobile than the Sprite. In September of 1960 construction of a prototype began and was codenamed Bomb. Triumph used the mechanical....
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1972 Spitfire Mk IV
$2,650-$500,000
1972 Triumph Spitfire Mk IV Base Price : $2,650

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Triumph
1977Chevrolet (2,543,153)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,840,427)29,258
1976Chevrolet (2,103,862)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,861,537)28,238
1975Chevrolet (1,755,773)Toyota (1,714,836)Ford (1,569,608)22,803
1974Chevrolet (2,333,839)Ford (2,179,791)Renault (1,355,799)18,396
1973Chevrolet (2,579,509)Ford (2,349,815)Fiat (1,390,251)21,438
1972Chevrolet (2,420,564)Ford (2,246,563)Fiat (1,368,216)20,563
1971Ford (2,054,351)Chevrolet (1,830,319)Volkswagen (1,128,784)20,563
1970Ford (2,096,184)Chevrolet (1,451,305)Volkswagen (1,193,853)14,561
1969Chevrolet (2,092,947)Ford (1,826,777)Volkswagen (1,241,580)17,112
1968Chevrolet (2,139,290)Ford (1,753,334)Volkswagen (1,191,854)18,600
1967Chevrolet (2,206,639)Ford (1,730,224)Toyota (1,068,321)15,806

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