The sub-5k price is the result of clashing attributes. Namely, low miles and militant adherence to originality versus one of the least desirable years for a Spitfire. Impact bumpers, low static compression ratio, and emissions hardware crippling the 1.5-liter scamp with just 50-ish horsepower. It reaches highway speeds in over 15 seconds, during which time most modern vehicles would complete a quarter mile. But its curves and 1,500-pound curb weight keep it in enthusiasts' garages... for a few years, before surrendering to rust or electrical failure. Surely 39,000 more miles in this Spitfire couldn't cause undue anguish, right?
PhiLOL actually likes the tuna here, but abhors structural rust. Save the manuals.