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1978 Triumph Spitfire

Sale price: $US $1,225.00 make an offer
Last update: 06.05.2017

Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: Triumph
Model: Spitfire
Year: 1978
Type: Convertible
Color: Yellow
Mileage: 95,000
Engine: Mazda Miata 1.6l
Transmission: Manual
Trim: With 1.6L Mazda Miata Engine & 5sp
Interior Color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1978 Triumph Spitfire for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car (2.1) based on 9 votes
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This car is a mechanically perfect and reliable car. it has been stored inside for the winter and have taken it back out from hibernation. Years of work has been put into this car. it took 6 months alone to create the custom wire harness for the car. The great thing about this car is that there is a large forum post about it. posted by the previous owner that i bought it from. In detail. it goes over the numerous months of all the things that he had done to this car. I suggest everybody to check it out before you bid. Link is here:(  forum. britishv8. org/read. php?3. 0104  ) if you cant open the link try searching up triumph spitfire miata on google. it should be the first link.  
The seats have been moved back to make the car more comfortable for taller people and so has the shifter and e-brake. this was also done to house the new engine and transmission. The seats have been replaced with Mazda Miata seats and they have speakers in the headrest. The steering wheel is new. I still have the original which i will include with the sale. along with a box of miscellaneous spare parts ranging from control arms to gauges to mirrors. also included is soft top. and an extra cover that is used when the soft top is down.  
Its got a very good clutch(you can take off in the car in 3rd gear). The transmission and engine come from a 1990 Mazda Miata 1. 6 liter convertible. They are in excellent condition. It was all professionally done by an experienced mechanic in his free time and EVERYTHING runs the way it should. There is a link to a video showing the engine starting up and idling and another two videos showing the car do runs up and down the street. in the future you may want to consider upgrading the original differential to better suit the increase in horsepower.  This car is FAST. Much faster than the original miata or triumph. it also revs much better than the original as well. it shifts very smoothly. and really takes off once you hit 3k rpm. it honestly takes off like a rocket and it sounds great. it is a real joy to drive. This is also. the most reliable triumph you will ever find. Stock. the triumph is a turtle. This car. not so much. Fun fact. the Mazda Miata was "Inspired by classic British roadsters such as the MG MGB and the Triumph Spitfire but was engineered to be as reliable as a Toyota Corolla".  The Miata Motor was a perfect fit for this car. no argument. And as For triumphs. it does not get any better than this. also. IT DOES NOT HAVE AN INCH OF RUST ANYWHERE ON THE CAR.
The small things that need a little attention. All are very MINOR things.
- speedometer is broken. It isn't hooked up to the transmission- it has dashboard cracks- interior needs  detailing to be perfect- the hardtop needs vibration padding or bushings between the bolts where it is secured. behind the seats. It rattles a bit but its an easy fix. -small paint chips
The car needs very little work done to it. all it needs is some tlc and it would be absolutely perfect. Trust me. This is surely the most reliable triumph you will ever come across. hands down. For the price. this car is a steal. You don't get to see a great car like this very often. its truly one of a kind. I've owned this car for a little while now  i've lost interest in it. So. please. look at the images for a full picture of what you are bidding on. Ive tried my best to display the car for what it is and if you have any questions about the car. just message me. i can go into extensive detail to answer any and all of your questions.  I can also send more pictures and videos if you ask.
Tags: mgb . triumph. jensen healey . austin healey . sprite . midget . spitfire . Classic British sports car . jaguar . mg . xke etc

You can also call or text me at 631-461-8947

If you would like to speak to me. please call me after 6pm otherwise. just text me. I'll be happy to get back to you at any time during the day. International shipping is an option. I will be happy to entertain any serious offers. contact me for a "Buy it now" price. If you have 0 feedback score. please message me before you bid. Thank you.
OTHER LINKS TO YOUTUBE VIDEOS OF THE CAR (all videos are in 1080p)
https://youtu. be/FwzywBe8WXs  - Video of the car driving
https://youtu. be/gN2Fze3A_XI  - Another Video of the car driving
https://youtu. be/zjzMuzhsawo  - Engine Bay Walk-around showing engine running  and startup
http://imgur. com/gallery/ztSn5 - More pictures of the car

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