The Spitfire is the second definitive British roadster from the ‘60s and in most people’s opinions, much cooler than the MG B. Despite having similar mechanics, modest power and performance, the Spitfire got its name from World War Two fighter plane. It had a much more aggressive and sportier design with lower sides and a sharper front end.
Triumph presented this legendary roadster in 1962. They added a diminutive 1.1-liter four-cylinder engine that only provided 63 HP. Over the years, the power grew to the 1.5-liter engine delivering 71 HP and more torque, which improved the driving dynamics. Like all other British roadsters, the biggest market was the U.S.
And out of the 314,000 Triumph made, most of them ended up in America. This means the Spitfire is easy to come by and relatively inexpensive to purchase. Decent examples cost below the $10,000 mark. So, for $15,000, you can get a perfect late model with the hard top option.