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The Triumph Spitfire Mark IV was launched at the end of 1970, replacing the mark III which had been in production for eight years. The restyling included a squared off rear end similar to that of the Stag and a bonnet without seams to the top. 

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and many regard the Spitfire Mark III to be the best looking of all the Spitfires. However, many of us Mark IV and 1500 owners would disagree. Interior changes were made in the following years with the replacement of the black plastic dashboard to a wood veneered version incorporating Smiths instruments rather than Jaeger. 

Production continued to 1974 when after 70021 cars had been built, the mark IV was replaced by the Spitfire 1500.The first mark IV had commision number FH3 
and the last FH64995 with many of the cosmetic changes being made at FH50000 in February 1973. 

According to the International Spitfire Database the earliest recorded surviving FH model is 28 (Sweden) and he last is FH64987 (Luxemburg).


I purchased my Spitfire in 2005 in a pretty good condition having been restored from 1997 to 2001.  
Nevertheless, I have continued to try to make improvements, especially to originality. Although built in August 1972 this Spitfire was eventually sold in Liverpool in August 1973. This allows this car to be classed as a historic vehicle and is therefore excused vehicle tax. 


The purpose of this site is to help others in similar circumstances with links and suggestions. In many ways this site will also be a rolling project and changes will be made when I have the time.