Classic Cars from United Kingdom

Classic Cars / Triumph / Car for sale

1978 Triumph Spitfire

Sale price: $11,400.00 make an offer

Car location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Triumph
Model: Spitfire
Year: 1978
Color: Red
Mileage: 50000
Transmission: Manual
Interior Color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clean
Got questions? Ask here!

Do you like this car?

  • 5 stars
  • 4 stars
  • 3 stars
  • 2 stars
  • 1 stars

1978 Triumph Spitfire for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car(2.25) based on 14 votes
1978 Triumph Spitfire Photo
  • 1978 Triumph Spitfire
  • 1978 Triumph Spitfire
  • 1978 Triumph Spitfire
  • 1978 Triumph Spitfire
  • 1978 Triumph Spitfire
  • 1978 Triumph Spitfire
  • 1978 Triumph Spitfire
  • 1978 Triumph Spitfire
  • 1978 Triumph Spitfire
  • 1978 Triumph Spitfire
  • 1978 Triumph Spitfire

Yep... you've seen it correctly: that ready-to-drive, not-so-perfect-that-you're-scared-to-drive-it-to-Starbucks, but oh-so-sweet-that-everyone-will-thumbs-up British convertible! Here's the story: I purchased this last year for my wife for our 25th anniversary. I bought it as a fully-running, mostly-restored specimen from a great guy in Dallas who had, in turn, purchased it for his wife. I had it cleaned up by a British motors specialist in North Texas before bringing it up here and surprising my wife with it. She loved it. Or... at least she loved the idea of it! After it sat in the garage for a year, I asked her, "You'd don't really love the Spitfire, do you?" Aiming not to hurt my feelings, she said, quite honestly, "It messes up my hair." Bingo. A discovery: we're not convertible people. So someone else gets to own it. Since owning it, I have had all work performed by Alex Rutter at British Auto Service (the absolutely best in the OKC metro, by the way, if you have Land Rovers or anything else from the UK - new or vintage). The little gem runs like a top. The four-speed transmission shifts smoothly; the peppy engine is simple and strong; the brakes are safe and recent; and the lights and signals work. There are some little things - the speedometer and gas gauge are finicky, for example - but nothing that a weekend and some wire nuts won't fix. Some questions: 1. Is it car-show perfect? No. If you want a vehicle of this vintage that will win car shows, that will cost you $50,000. That's not this one. If you're aiming that direction, this is a great start. 2. Is it really, really pretty and really, really fun? Yep. 3. Is there a top? Yes. This is a relatively-rare original hard-top convertible, and the top is intact and in great shape. It's simple to bolt on but, frankly, I don't keep it on... and you probably don't either. You can if you wish, though. 4. If I buy it, can I drive it home? Absolutely. 5. Would you recommend driving it from Oklahoma City to Seattle? Probably not. 6. What's the license plate on the front? Is that some secret code? No. That's the alpha-numeric sequence on Queen Elizabeth II's Land Rover license plate. (Seriously.) 7. Will I help you arrange for shipping? You bet.8. Does the pretty Labrador Retriever come with it? No chance. UPDATE: Added a couple of pics of the engine! Beautiful fall weather... perfect for zipping around in a Spitfire!

Also published at eBay.com

Want to buy this car?

Comments and questions to the seller:

Name E-mail
Text
Antispam code: (enter the number)

Other classic Triumph cars offered via internet auctions:

1970 Triumph TR-6 Burgundy
price: $US $6,900.00
1970 Triumph TR-6 Burgundy
 triumph tr7 v8
price: £4,750.00
triumph tr7 v8
Triumph : TR-6 Convertible
price: $8,000.00
Triumph : TR-6 Convertible
1974 Triumph TR-6 Roadster
price: $30,999.00
1974 Triumph TR-6 Roadster

Latest arrivals:

1973 Triumph Stag 1973 Triumph Stag 24 $7,095.95
1959 Triumph TR3 1959 Triumph TR3 18 $8,000.00
1974 Triumph TR-6 Roadster 1974 Triumph TR-6 Roadster 8 $30,999.00
1957 Triumph TR3 1957 Triumph TR3 24 $18,500.00
1976 Triumph TR-6 1976 Triumph TR-6 24 $7,100.00
1972 Triumph TR-6 Convertible 1972 Triumph TR-6 Convertible 9 $34,999.00
1979 Triumph TR7 with 24K original miles 1979 Triumph TR7 with 24K original miles 24 $16,875.00
1974 Triumph TR6 Roadster Convertible 1974 Triumph TR6 Roadster Convertible 24 $33,375.00
1972 Triumph TR-6 1972 Triumph TR-6 10 $20,150.00
1980 Triumph TR7 1980 Triumph TR7 24 $6,000.00
1980 Triumph Spitfire 1980 Triumph Spitfire 10 $3,800.00
1974 Triumph TR-6 Roadster 1974 Triumph TR-6 Roadster 8 $30,999.00
1972 Triumph TR-6 Convertible 1972 Triumph TR-6 Convertible 8 $34,999.00
1963 Triumph TR4 1963 TRIUMPH TR-4 CONVERTIBLE.  VIN# CT30045L 1963 Triumph TR4 1963 TRIUMPH TR-4 CONVERTIBLE. VIN# CT30045L 12 $16,900.00
1961 Triumph TR3 1961 Triumph TR3 24 $41,949.00
1974 Triumph TR-6 Carmine 1974 Triumph TR-6 Carmine 9 $22,995.00
1979 Triumph Spitfire ~ 1500 1979 Triumph Spitfire ~ 1500 2 $8,299.00
1978 Triumph Spitfire 1978 TRIUMPH SPITFIRE 1500 MK4 CONVERTIBLE 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1978 TRIUMPH SPITFIRE 1500 MK4 CONVERTIBLE 8 $6,500.00
1978 Triumph Spitfire 1978 Triumph Spitfire 2 $8,200.00
1959 Triumph TR3 Hard Top 1959 Triumph TR3 Hard Top 24 $23,900.00