Triumph Spitfire Mark 1Classic Car
The first Spitfire to go on sale was powered by the 1147cc Herald engine which had received twin SU carburettors, improved camshaft and had a higher 9:1 compression ratio than that of the Herald saloon. It was badged as the Spitfire 4 with the Spitfire name being taken from the famous WW2 fighter plane, and the ”4” referring to the number of cylinders. This model is now often referred to as the Mk 1. Available options on this (and many of the later models) included an overdrive gearbox, steel hardtop and centre lock wire wheels.