The books in the Everyday Modifications series are designed to guide classic van and car owners through the workshop skills needed to make their vehicles easier to use and enjoy. This book is concerned with improving the 4-cylinder Spitfire and Herald, and the 6-cylinder Vitesse and GT6, with engines ranging in size from 948cc to 1998cc. Classic car author and journalist Iain Ayre gives his hands-on advice on maintaining and modifying the Triumph Herald/Vitesse and Spitfire/GT6, covering both keeping them going and either subtly or dramatically improving them, with additional rescue options offered for Triumphs deemed ecomically terminal.
Iain Ayre has owned several Heralds, Vitesses, Spitfires and a GT6 - requiring much hands-on spannering to keep them going - and even turned a written-off 2-litre Vitesse into the first six-cylinder Midge kit car. Decades of serious expertise of Triumph racing and restoration is added with technical editing by Randy Zoller of British Heritage Motorsports in El Cajon, California.