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1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Convertible

Sale price: £7,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 26.05.2015

Car location: Weybridge, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Triumph
Model: Spitfire 1500 Convertible
Year: 1978
Type: Standard Car
Mileage: 40,853
Transmission: Manual
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Convertible for sale

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  • 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Convertible
  • 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Convertible
  • 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Convertible
  • 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Convertible
  • 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Convertible
  • 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Convertible
  • 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Convertible
  • 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Convertible

For sale by auction on Saturday 06 June 2015 with Historics at Brooklands. Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit. Weybridge. Surrey. Call 01753 639170
The Triumph Spitfire was originally devised by Standard-Triumph
to compete in the small sports car market. which had opened up with
the introduction of the Austin-Healey Sprite. Triumph's idea was to
use the mechanicals from their small saloon. the Herald. to
underpin the new project. Italian designer. Michelotti was
commissioned for the new project and came up with a traditional. br/>swooping body. as well as a single-piece front end which tilted
forwards to offer unrivalled access to the engine. It was a huge
success and four subsequent variants ensued. The latest of which
was the Mk. IV. complete with a 1500cc engine. a top speed of
100mph and 0 to 60 mph reached in 13. 2 seconds. The last one ever
to be produced was never used and now resides in the Heritage Motor
Museum at Gaydon.

This delightful Spitfire 1500 has been restored and presents in
splendid condition. The red coachwork is unmarked. as is the black
interior with 'chequered centre panels' on the seats and wooden
dashboard. We are advised "she drives as good as she looks" with no
known faults. Fitted with manual transmission together with an
overdrive unit. this Triumph is best categorised as a modern
classic. The styling is typical of a car designed in the 60's. br/>although this example is a perfectly useable sports car which is
straightforward and easy to maintain for an enthusiast. The current
vendor has owned VUX 144S since 2010 and. due to lack of use. feels
the time is right for this 37 year old friend to be passed on
to a new owner.

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