1971 Triumph Miglia Speedster
50's Fabulous Styling
Turns heads everywhere you go
Mechanically well-sorted and ready to drive
The Miglia Speedster is a Triumph based special with classic lines reminiscent of many 1950's sports cars; paying great tribute to the Maserati A6GCS manufactured between1953 and 1955. 1950's was the heyday of beautifully designed open seat race cars. They really are breathtaking cars with so much style and grace, all combined with a remarkable racing heritage. The A6GCS was developed by Maserati to compete in the World Sports Car Championship. An A6GCS finished 3rd overall and 1st and 2nd in class in the 1953 Mille Miglia, beating off competition from Ferrari and Mercedes teams. It’s success at the Mille Miglia cemented its reputation in racing history.
This car we are offering has been built to a very high standard and significantly modified from standard. This car wears twin fins with headrests, instead of the usual single fin for the driver, adding safety and comfort for the passenger. In addition, additional stainless steel vents now adorn the front lower wing sections behind the front wheels and the engine bay, with its aluminium work well detailed.
The bright red coachwork, sporting an aluminium grill and wrap around fly screen, is complemented by a set of 15inch knock off wire wheels while the interior is trimmed in red with black carpeting. The dashboard is aluminium and the bucket seats are trimmed in red vinyl; for ease of entry and exit, a detachable steering wheel is also fitted.
Mechanically, the Speedster is powered by a 2500cc Triumph 2500 TC engine which has been rebuilt. It is accessed by removing the detachable lightweight bonnet. Fuel is fed via triple Weber carburettors and the engine is mated to a Triumph manual overdrive gearbox with a Jigsaw Racing 3:89 Big Diff fitted. The suspension is uprated with polyurethane bushes all around.
The resulting product looks stunning and the Speedster can perform admirably and kept pace with modern traffic with ease. The Miglia Speedster was registered as a Triumph Miglia Speed with the 2500cc engine as annotated on the UK V5 registration document and MoT test certificate. This Miglia Speedster certainly provides you with a historic motoring experience and in a sports car that is sure to turn heads wherever you venture.
Body: 2 Doors Roadster
Interior: Black and Red
Driver's Sider: RHD
Indicated Mileage: 52,000 Miles (Indicated)
Location: Hong Kong
Registration: Not Registered
History: Originally delivered in UK. Bought at Historics At Brooklands Auction in March 2018 and subsequently imported to Hong Kong.
A real Maserati A6GCS will set you back well over $25M HKD at auction. Which is what makes this Triumph Miglia Speedster attractive. It might not have raced in period at the Mille Miglia. And it doesn’t even qualify to run in Italy’s most famous racing event. But what you do get is the looks of a stunning Pininfarina designed race car, at a fraction of the cost.
The lines of the Maserati inspired racer are exquisite. The Triumph Miglia Speedster is essentially a custom built kit car, which can be bought disassembled or complete from the factory. It is based on Triumph Herald, Vitesse or Spitfire running gear, which makes parts inexpensive and easy to come by. The Maserati inspired fibreglass coachwork is fitted over a Triumph chassis, leaving the builder with a choice of engine and gearbox.
It might be a Triumph underneath but the famous Maserati Trident badge looks right at home, but instead of a Maserati inline six it’s got a Triumph inline six. The triple Webers are a nice nod to the original racing setup. The Maserati A6GCS inspired body just looks the business in red and it sits superbly on it’s knockoff wire wheels. The low cut windshield, side vents and twin fins are all nice touches and fit the period racer style. And the interior looks a nice place to be. The dash is aluminium and the steering wheel is detachable for ease of access.
With real Maserati A6GCS out of reach for pretty much everyone, the Triumph Miglia Speedster is the next best thing. With an affordable price tag, I can’t think of more fun way to get into the classic racer recreation scene. It might not have a legendary Maserati straight six under the bonnet, but those triple Weber’s and all that fresh air will still put a massive smile on your face.