1978 Triumph Spitfire
Sale price: $US $7,200.00 make an offer
Last update: 25.08.2016
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1978 Triumph Spitfire for sale
NO RESERVE - I have for sale a beautifully restored 1978 Triumph Spitfire Convertible in deep red with black interior and top. It stands out head & shoulders above any it is parked by. Personally. I think the Triumph Spitfire has the best styling of any British Sports Car!! This is one of the finest examples available anywhere currently for sale. It comes from being owned 25 years by the second owners. It was restored a couple of years back after the Grandson of the second owner received it. No expense was spared on any upgrades to this beautiful sports car at that time. All of these British Sports Cars were very fragile and difficult to find in a solid condition these days! This Spitfire is as solid and meticulously maintained as any you could find! It has been a winner in many car shows. Thousands were invested as the condition easily shows. The following is a partial list of what has been done during the restoration:
This is engine has been professionally prepared and assembled. Very strong and dependable with amazing power form a 4 cyl. engine. Perfect weight to power ratio. A blast to drive.
1500 cc - Balanced. Lined Bored & Pinned Thrusts
10:1 Compression Pistons
ARP Rod Bolts. ARP Head Studs
Head Rebuilt. New Valves & Guides
TS High Rev "B" Cam (Midrange Power)
TS High Rev Dual Valve Springs
Tufftrided Rocker Shaft
Tuffrided Solid Lifters
Chromoly Push Rods
Ally Valve Cover
Racing Header - Power Coated & Heat Wrapped
Weber DGV 2 bbl Matched Carb & Intake - Manual Choke
K&N Air Filter & Breather
Flame Thrower Electronic Ignition Conversion
Lucas Sport Coil
New Water pump & Starter
Dual Electronic Fan Conversion with Fan Controller Module
New Fuel Pump
Engine Color Matched to Body - Painted/Cleared/Baked
All Covers Power Coated
Motor has great power and pulls the car very well!! The upgrades make the car very reliable and a blast to drive. Starts right up and runs strong. Very solid and tight engine. Around 5. 00 miles on overhaul. Highly detailed engine compartment.
Optima Battery (very expensive but worth it)
Transmission disassembled - inspected & resealed
New master cylinder & New slave cylinder
Solid body and frame with no rust - Completely repainted.
Chassis sealed and under coated
Firewall stripped and matte black finish applied
Rear bumper extensions deleted. stainless hardware
Front bumper covers cut down and recessed back 3"
Headlight bucks professionally chromed
All chrome trim and hardware new
The body is extremely straight and rust free. The paint is amazing! Professionally prepared and sprayed. Deep high gloss. No dents. dings or scratches. Only issue is the small paint crack on the rear deck lid from closing it on something. Can easily be corrected if wanted. have some of the original paint that will be included with the car.
Interior & Top:
New weather-stripping and seals
New black seat covers. carpet and door panels
Wood dash has been restored with new SCCA tag
New high quality Robbins Convertible Top with zip out rear window
Boot in black with white piping
Upgraded wood steering wheel
Perfect 13" Alloy Mini Lites and Sumitomo Tires
Breaks & Suspension:
New breaks and suspension parts
New master cyl.
Sony CD Player with Remote & 2 Alpine 6x9 speakers
Most of the wiring in the engine compartment has been replaced
All exterior lights and gauges work.
Here are some links to show its amazing condition:
I have the Official NADA Classic Car Value listed below for a 1978 Triumph Spitfire as a guide. Also included are receipts for most of the parts and work done. I have additional pics of the engine disassembled to show how clean and well prepared it was.
This Spitfire has always been lovingly cared for as the condition shows. Always garaged. A blast to drive with the top down in the summer as well as enjoying in the upcoming fall days! There is nothing I know of it needs. I would put this Spitfire up against any in its price range and feel it could not be beaten! I have included as many pics of it as I could. Please e-mail me with any questions you have. I will answer them all and send additional pics of anything you would want to see. Clear title in hand. Please note it is a 38 year old British Sports Car and although I feel there is nothing it needs I am selling it "as is as best described" and without any guaranties or warranty. It is the buyers responsibility to arrange for pick up and shipping after auction has closed. I will work with you the best I can for timing of pick up. Note - a $500. 00 deposit must be placed in my Pay Pal account immediately at close of the auction so please be prepared to make this payment upon winning the auction. (Even if you live close by or picking it up within a few days it still must be submitted at the end of the auction. ) Balance of payment must be made within 7 days by bank transfer. bank draft or cash.
Below is the Official NADA Classic Car Valuation for a 1978 Triumph Spitfire. The condition of mine is closer to the "High Retail" valuation but I have it fairly priced at the "Average Retail"!! Don't let this beautiful roadster slip by you!!
1978 Triumph Spitfire
2 Door Roadster
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