Equipe - May 1963 to October 1970
May 1963 - September 1964
The GT 2+2 was introduced. Built in association with Standard Triumph, this was a sports saloon based on the (slightly modified) Herald chassis. It had all-independent suspension, Girling front disc brakes and the Mark I Spitfire 1147 c.c., 63 b.h.p. engine fitted with twin carburettors. The body utilised the Herald floor, bulkhead, windscreen and doors with the glass fibre roof, rear body and front, forward hinging, bonnet being designed and manufactured by Bond.
The front had an oval mesh grille and rectangular side / indicator lights below single headlamps. From the windscreen, the roof sloped rearwards to finish with three separate, round, rear lights each side of the number plate. There was no external opening boot lid and luggage access was from inside with the rear seat folded down.
September 1964 - February 1967
The GT4S was introduced. Mechanics and chassis were as for the GT 2+2, but with a restyled bodywork, giving increased headroom for the rear seat passengers. It also featured a "sawn-off" rear end with an opening boot lid, twin headlamps and a slatted grille of five horizontal bars.
February 1967 - August 1970
The introduction of the GT4S 1300. A Mark III Spitfire 1296cc engine was fitted giving an increase in b.h.p. to 75. The rear suspension was improved and the front disc brake calliper area increased. Map pockets were added to the door trims, a polished walnut gear knob replaced the plastic one and "1300" badges were added to the front wings.
August 1967 - September 1968
The Mark I, 2 Litre GT Sports Saloon was a completely new, restyled two-door with fastback bodywork (including windscreen and door skins) mounted on the Triumph Vitesse chassis and powered by the 1998cc, 95 b.h.p. six cylinder engine using an all-synchromesh, four-speed gearbox. Externally, a full width grille with horizontal bars, twin headlamps, wrap-around bumpers, new rear lamps and large rear window. Inside, the Vitesse instrument fascia, new design of front seat trimmed in "Ambla", a three-spoke leather covered steering wheel and the radio aerial fitted as standard but mounted internally inside the roof.
September 1968 - October 1970
A Mark II saloon and a convertible model were introduced. Both utilised the new lower-wishbone rear suspension and had the engine power increased to 104 b.h.p. Other minor improvements were the "Rostyle" wheel trims, new back seat armrests, larger side pockets and a centre glove compartment. The convertible had a new rear body that allowed the hood to be completely stowed away behind the rear seat.
Equipe GT 2+2 Chassis Number Range: O/5/101 to P/10/544
Equipe GT4S 1147cc Chassis Number Range: P/9/1001 to S/1/2934
Equipe GT4S 1300cc Chassis Number Range: S/2/2935 to V/8/3505
Equipe 2 litre Mark I Chassis Number Range: S/84000 to T/9/4590
Equipe 2 litre Mark II Chassis Number Range: T/944591 to V/10/5431
Equipe GT 2+2 - Total Production = 451 (including 7 known pre-production vehicles)
Equipe GT4S 1147cc - Total Production = 1,934
Equipe GT4S 1300cc - Total Production = 571
Equipe 2 litre Mark I - Total Production = 591 (including the 2 litre convertible prototype)
Equipe 2 litre Mark II - Total Production = 841 (saloons and convertibles)
Equipe 2 litre Mark III prototype = 1 (built at Reliants, Tamworth)
Total Equipe Production - all models = 4,389