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Triumph Spitfire MK4 Restoration Project - Tax Exempt No Reserve 'FD' Engine

Sale price: £450.00 make an offer

Car location: Croydon, Surrey, United Kingdom
Seller's notes: Requires full restoration
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Talbot
Model: Spitfire
Year: 1972
Type: Sports/Convertible
Doors: 2
Color: Yellow
Mileage: 36,700
Seats: 2
Engine: 1,296
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Petrol
Power: 75
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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Triumph Spitfire MK4 Restoration Project - Tax Exempt No Reserve 'FD' Engine for sale

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Triumph Spitfire MK4 Restoration Project - Tax Exempt No Reserve 'FD' Engine Photo
  • Triumph Spitfire MK4 Restoration Project - Tax Exempt No Reserve 'FD' Engine
  • Triumph Spitfire MK4 Restoration Project - Tax Exempt No Reserve 'FD' Engine
  • Triumph Spitfire MK4 Restoration Project - Tax Exempt No Reserve 'FD' Engine
  • Triumph Spitfire MK4 Restoration Project - Tax Exempt No Reserve 'FD' Engine
  • Triumph Spitfire MK4 Restoration Project - Tax Exempt No Reserve 'FD' Engine
  • Triumph Spitfire MK4 Restoration Project - Tax Exempt No Reserve 'FD' Engine
  • Triumph Spitfire MK4 Restoration Project - Tax Exempt No Reserve 'FD' Engine
  • Triumph Spitfire MK4 Restoration Project - Tax Exempt No Reserve 'FD' Engine
  • Triumph Spitfire MK4 Restoration Project - Tax Exempt No Reserve 'FD' Engine
  • Triumph Spitfire MK4 Restoration Project - Tax Exempt No Reserve 'FD' Engine
  • Triumph Spitfire MK4 Restoration Project - Tax Exempt No Reserve 'FD' Engine
  • Triumph Spitfire MK4 Restoration Project - Tax Exempt No Reserve 'FD' Engine


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Please look carefully at all the pictures. as they give a good indication as to the condition of this Spitfire. Requires Full restoration.  

LAST MOT RAN OUT ON 21. 08. 2008 WAS NOT RETESTED.

 

The engine was replaced approx. 70k miles ago with reconditioned earlier 'FD' prefixed unit. which some say is the best one to have:

From an internet forum:

'There are various 1300 Spitfire engines. from 48bhp to 75bhp. However the 75bhp (small crank 25-65-65-25 cam) is gross. and equates to 68bhp net. The best large crank bhp is 63 (exactly the same except for the large crank). Later UK spec engines had a 18-58-58-18 cam but with a large valve head. and were quoted at 61bhp. It appears that the large crank sucks 5bhp of power. and the bearings are far more prone to premature wear.

For long life and power stick with small crank. prefixed GE. FD. RD and RF. ' The engine starts and runs. and the car does move although the brakes are binding.  I have a lot of paperwork /invoices for work done over the years including the original 'Passport to service' book given to the first owner with 8 main dealer service stamp in it. and the original handbook.  Hardtop has been dismantled and partially restored and is included in the sale.  V5 ( In my name) shows 'Historic Vehicle' as the taxation class- so no road tax to pay  Sold with no reserve and cash on collection only. Winning buyer to contact me with 2 hours of the end of the auction and arrange to collect the car within one week. ( Two weeks for overseas buyers ) Overseas buyers welcome.  Car is situated in Croydon . Surrey. Postcode is CR07LF Any questions? Please ask.  Check out my feedback ( especially as a seller)  and bid with confidence. I've been an ebay member for 10 years with no negative or even neutral feedback.  Good Luck.

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