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1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Vermillion Red Original Car Genuine 14157 Miles

Sale price: £6,995.00 make an offer
Last update: 10.02.2014

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

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Triumph
Model: Spitfire
Year: 1978
Type: Sports/Convertible
Doors: 2
Color: Orange
Mileage: 14,157
Seats: 2
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Petrol
Previous Owners: 2
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1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Vermillion Red Original Car Genuine 14157 Miles for sale

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  • 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Vermillion Red Original Car Genuine 14157 Miles
  • 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Vermillion Red Original Car Genuine 14157 Miles

1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Vermillion Red Original Car Genuine 14157 Miles from New

For sale is my Triumph Spitfire 1500. It has been in my family since 1993 and beforehand had one previous owner from new. I am the 3rd owner on the DVLA records.

The first owner used the car for summer weekend use.

When it was bought by my dad in 1993 it had covered less than 13000 miles. My dad bought several classic around that time. more to look at than to use. Hence. this car has been in dry storage since 1993 and SORN'd. nbsp;started and run occasionally over short distances. It was serviced during this period by a local independent garage in Evesham Worcs.

When the car was passed to me in 2011. I had the clutch and brakes serviced and a new battery was fitted. I have since fitted a new rear and middle exhaust and 4 rand new tyres last summer along with some rivet digit number plates.  Otherwise it has had minimal messing with and is pretty much in original condition.

The car is now 35 years old and as such does have some blemishes on the original paint. most noticeably a couple of chips here and there and a bit of flaking under the front passenger arch lip. Additionally. the hood is still the original and has some discolouration to the window part. The only other noticeable defect is a small hole in the passenger seat cover.

The car does look stunning and it wouldn't take much to make it one of the best around. It was caked in waxoyl early in its life so the underside is solid. the engine bay has waxoyl on it too which looks a bit scruffy but has done a great job of protecting the bulkhead.

The car comes with hood cover and full tonneau. I also have all the early MOTs before it was SORN'd and original documents as well as some servicing bills.

WHY AM I SELLING? - I have owned a Triumph Herald since 1991 and this has always been "my" classic car. Although the Spitfire is a lovely car. with 2 children to consider for summer trips out. the Spitfire is just not practical. I will be gutted to see it go.

The car is MOT'd until July 2014. it is not currently Taxed.

Any questions please mail me. The car can be viewed in Cheltenham. GL52.

Lots more photos on this flickr stream http://www. flickr. com/photos/43427794@N04/

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