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1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Overdrive 3rd/4th. 12 Months MOT. TAX 31st Jan 2015

Sale price: £3,000.00 make an offer

Car location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Audi
Model: Spitfire 1500
Year: 1978
Type: Sports/Convertible
Doors: 2
Color: Yellow
Mileage: 83,840
Seats: 2
Engine: 1,500
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Petrol
Drive side: Right-hand drive
Safety Features: Safety Belt Pretensioners
In-Car Audio: Premium Sound System
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1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Overdrive 3rd/4th. 12 Months MOT. TAX 31st Jan 2015 for sale

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  • 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Overdrive 3rd/4th. 12 Months MOT. TAX 31st Jan 2015
  • 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Overdrive 3rd/4th. 12 Months MOT. TAX 31st Jan 2015
  • 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Overdrive 3rd/4th. 12 Months MOT. TAX 31st Jan 2015
  • 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Overdrive 3rd/4th. 12 Months MOT. TAX 31st Jan 2015
  • 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Overdrive 3rd/4th. 12 Months MOT. TAX 31st Jan 2015
  • 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Overdrive 3rd/4th. 12 Months MOT. TAX 31st Jan 2015
  • 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Overdrive 3rd/4th. 12 Months MOT. TAX 31st Jan 2015
  • 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Overdrive 3rd/4th. 12 Months MOT. TAX 31st Jan 2015
  • 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Overdrive 3rd/4th. 12 Months MOT. TAX 31st Jan 2015
  • 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Overdrive 3rd/4th. 12 Months MOT. TAX 31st Jan 2015
  • 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Overdrive 3rd/4th. 12 Months MOT. TAX 31st Jan 2015
  • 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Overdrive 3rd/4th. 12 Months MOT. TAX 31st Jan 2015

FOR SALE is my 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Convertible

with fully working Overdrive in 3rd & 4th & Twin Carbs

12 months MOT & TAX February 2015

ORIGINAL LOG BOOK

ORIGINAL OWNERS MANUAL

New black Carpets with yellow piping & Yellow Gaiters on Handbrake and Gear Stick

New black vinyl Seats with yellow piping with new foams and Head Rests

New Vinyl Soft Top

TWO Hard Tops including lightweight Fibreglass

& GT6 Fibreglass top (full length white top with Glass?). flexi pipe. Chrome Petrol Cap fitting

Stainless Steel Bumpers in very good condition

New Black Door Trims

Fitted Roll Bar

Mini Lite Rims – some flaking – could do with re-furbishing

Pirelli tyres – one needs replacing at some point (still legal) (MOT advisory) Near new Spare

Stainless steel Exhaust up to manifold with twin stainless steel tail pipes (lovely sound)

Stainless steel heat deflector manifold shield

New Original Chrome Wiper arms and blades

New clutch. thrust plate. thrust bearing. slave cylinder. master cylinder and dot 4 fluid

Diff's been replaced because some Numpty put the wrong ratio diff in it previously. (Now 3:89)

Green pad brake pads and braided end pipes (stops on the money)

New Rear Leaf Spring fitted in 2012

Electronic starter. new upgraded fuse box. new Choke cable fitted

New thermostat and water pipes –Interior Heating works well

New Anti-Freeze added & very recent quality oil change.

New alloy Rocker cover and gasket

New Sun Visors and pins

Lots of new rubbers/seals fitted along the way

…. and even a new Ashtray!!!!

All gauges work including Fuel. Temp. Speedo and Rev counter

All lights and indicators work as they should

Will come with quality fitted CD stereo and Amp! If sold for full asking price

Loads of receipts and MOTs & a few old photos of previous work done.

ORIGINAL LOG BOOK with the first few stamps

ORIGINAL OWNERS MANUAL

MOTs – 2014. 2013. 2011. (SORN? 2007 – 2011) MOT – 2007. 2006. 2004. (SORN 2003) MOTS - 2002. 2001. 1999. 1998. 1996. 1995. 1991. 1989. 1988. 1987. 1986. 1985.

OD readings from MOTs

Year

Mileage

Travelled

Year

Mileage

Travelled

15/01/14

83638

1. 58

17/11/98

72780

3. 35

13/02/13

81680

1. 94

14/08/96

69645

79

05/10/11

79986

96

18/08/95

69566

1. 87

04/05/07

79890

164

01/08/91

68379

4. 47

17/05/06

79726

335

02/06/89

64032

5. 47

15/12/04

79391

42

06/06/88

58585

10. 53

06/12/02

79349

459

07/05/87

48032

6. 45

12/04/01

78890

1. 04

06/05/86

41487

5. 91

10/12/99

77186

4. 06

29/03/85

36296

 

 

Only 4. 00 miles covered in the last 10 years and 47. 00 in the last 29 years (an average of 1. 00 miles a year!)

Reconditioned engine and Gearbox in 1990/91

Current MOT Advisories – Both front ball joints have slight play. Offside front (under sill) Sub-frame mounting prescribed area is corroded but not considered excessive.

Cheap Classic Car insurance (£80. 00 for a year for me!)

She is garaged nightly and does not leak! No nasty damp or smells

My Classic Triumph Spitfire is currently in primer – nearly ready for spraying. Original colour is Inca Yellow. She is my daily runner (6 miles a day) to and from work. A real pleasure to drive for an old classic. Unfortunately. to be honest. I am too tall to get in and out of her comfortably! So she must go. These cars are really starting to become rare but you can still get good quality new spare parts cheap.

My Spitty is all steal and as a result will have the odd spot of rust. The clutch slave cylinder pin will need to be slightly lengthened. but she still engages.

Please. please remember this car is 36 years old. If you want a proper speedster then buy a Porsche! She is fun to drive and is a nice connection to all the Car Fairs and shows.

For the aficionado (that means: for the perfectionist). I would replace all 4 wings and both outer sills – but she looks alright the way she is. Aficionados would probably want to uprate the shocks as well – but. you know what. she's a nice “on the road” rolling project.

Please don't come to me with silly offers – I'll laugh and tell you to go away!

All Ebay conditions apply. £300 PayPal deposit immediately after you win auction. Cash on collection.

I VERY strongly suggest you come and view the Spitty BEFORE you bid so you are under no illusions to her condition. I have been honest with the description – but it is still my opinion – yours may be different.

Any questions. give me a call on: 07981 238 765 – Pete is my name. If I can't pick up straight away. I will ring you back asap.

Would consider swapping for a Jaguar XJS 89-92 V8/V6 or Twin Cab 4 x 4.

 

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