1.3L Mark 3 Spitfire with Ashley GT Hardtop
Sale price: £7,000.00 make an offer
Technical specifications, photos and description:
|Drive side:||Right-hand drive|
|Exterior:||Aftermarket Hardtop, Sports Exhaust, Alloy Wheels|
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1.3L Mark 3 Spitfire with Ashley GT Hardtop for sale
Here is an end run 1971 Mark III Spit. 1. 3L in Old English White. officially production finished in 1970 with the commencement of the Mark IV; however this may have simply not been registered till the following year.
I am. unfortunately. selling this due to the fact I have moved up to Edinburgh and no longer have anywhere to store it. It is currently housed in Colchester in Essex at my parents' house.
It does not have overdrive. meaning it would be best to avoid dual carriageways. but it's much more fun to tour the B-roads in then to try and power through to your destination. This is a car that always draws attention and smiles.
Previous owner had extensive restoration undertaken (actually started by the owner before him) with photographic evidence.
Both the bonnet and the boot lid are fibreglass due to rot in the originals; also comes with fibreglass Ashley GT fastback hardtop and boot lid. with matching striping (all of heat is easily removed with the application of heat). Previous owner also fitted a sports exhaust. giving a fantastic sound without being over the top.
The paintwork on the doors is mismatched where the wing mirrors were apparently repositioned by the previous owner. personally I did not mind; however it is a noticeable difference in colour.
Recent cylinder head recondition and replacement of rocker head. receipts available for all work undertaken by previous owner and during my ownership; there are a few niggles that could be sorted including the carpeting in the driver's foot-well is relatively ill-fitting and could do with re-cutting. The soft-top roof unfortunately will need replacing as the rear-windscreen (vinyl) is heavily scratched. and (as far as I can tell) cannot be removed separately from the rest of the roof.
Dash is original but the rest of the interior is not I'm afraid. most noticeable are the stereo (removable faceplate) and the steering wheel. I have the original in fair condition. but the one I've been using is a much smaller diameter which is handy for tall people. These are notoriously small cars. however the legroom is fantastic and cushioned semi-bucket style seats give amazing back support. I'm roughly 6'4” (195cm) and only occasionally find it awkward.
Double edged sword of a spare wheel: matching alloy wheel. limits boot space! It does. however have two boot racks. one aluminium as well as the original with wooden slats. will need to be sanded down and re-varnished. unfortunately never got round to it myself.
Will come with a full 12months MOT (current expires May this year).
As mentioned above it is currently being garaged at my parents' house in Colchester. however questions can be directed to both them and myself and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
There is also a large selection of spares. some in better condition than others. These are preferably to be sold in bulk with the car. included in the price.
More photos here: http://www. flickr. com/photos/95354333@N06/sets/72157633364436067/
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