1978 triumph spitfire

US $4,800.00
Private seller / Contact Seller
Laconia, New Hampshire, United States

Technical data for 1978 Triumph Spitfire Convertible

Make: Triumph
Model: Spitfire
Type: Convertible
Trim: Convertible
Year: 1978
Mileage: 86,042
VIN: fm76647u0
Color: Blue
Engine: 1500
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
I bought this Spitfire in 2012 as a light restoration project. By summer of 2013 it was on the road and being enjoyed for summer fun!
Some minor rot in the rear frame as is common for the Spitfire's I had professionally welded. Then the entire underside was treated to underseal coating to keep it good for years.
Light work in the engine department including cast rocker cover and a sharp KandN air filer. Plus full service items.
Interior had a tatty dash so I replaced that with a brand new dash and put in a nice stereo and speakers.
Seats and carpets were already in restored condition so nothing required there.
Hood was already new.
Door cards are great.
Handbrake cover was scruffy so I put in a nice center console item with cup holder, works very nice.
Swapped the standard steering wheel for a rather extravagant $350 Moto Lita item, really does finish off the interior though.
An aftermarket glove box to fill the passenger shelf area completed the nice finishes to the interior.
The paint work I haven't changed as it was recently re-sprayed prior to buying the car. If I were to keep the car, I would probably re-spray again back to its original racing green color (check pictures under hood), but the paint is just too new and too good to swap quite yet. Not the best spray job I have ever seen (maybe a 7 out of 10).
The 1500 4 cylinder works like a charm, not the most powerful unit of-course, but it is super reliable. It also has the rare overdrive system.
All the wheels were carefully restored with new chrome rings, etc., so they look awesome.
I have paperwork for all of the work I have done on the car. I have close to $8k into this cool "Olde English" car at this point. I have too many toys though so I will have to let this one go.
Odometer has 86,043 miles on it, although the tile suggest mileage unknown. It's not tired tough, so I suspect that is about right.
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