Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Hope Its Not A Scam: 1964 Triumph Spitfire

The Triumph Spitfire was a tiny, lightweight, two-seat sports car assembled in Coventry, UK from 1962-1980.  A competitor of the Austin-Healey Sprite & MG Midget, the Spitfire was only available with a small inline four cylinder engine and didn't get the bigger inline sixes available to the GT6 or TR6 -- but it is a sweet looking classic ride offered for the cost of a set of factory lug nuts for a similar vintage Porsche.  The price IS extremely low, so this is either (A) great deal, (B) gone, or (C) a scammer. Let's hope for A or B. Find this 1964 Triumph Spitfire offered for $2000 in Deerfield Township, OH via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.



From the seller:

1964 Triumph Spitfire 
condition: fair 
cylinders: 4 cylinders 
drive: rwd 
fuel: gas 
paint color: red 
size: sub-compact 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 
type: convertible 
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Up for sale is a 1964 Triumph Spitfire that is complete that runs, drives, and stops. This car has no exterior rust and is very solid. I have rebuilt the rear half shafts with new bearings, trunions, shocks, universals and brakes. I have all the parts and hardware to rebuild the front suspension. Included is the original vinyl top in usable condition and a new tonneau cover. The seats are from a later model Spitfire, but I have the original low-back seats that will need recovered. A new carpet kit is included and new door panels have been installed. The engine needs a tune-up and possibly electronic ignition to run smooth. The engine is the original 1147 cc with dual SU carbs. The transmission is 4 speed, non-synchro to first gear. The car has been painted several times and could be sanded smooth for a new paint job. I am open to trade this car and an MG midget(also listed) in a 2 for 1 trade for a comparable MGB. Call for details.



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10 comments:

  1. Been there done that. I had 2 Spitfires plus a GT6, and worked on many more Much more room than a Midget. Parts are cheap and can be mixed and matched from different years. Lots of cheap fun. Best combo is a GT6 chassis with a Spitfire body.

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  2. Been there done that. I had 2 Spitfires plus a GT6, and worked on many more Much more room than a Midget. Parts are cheap and can be mixed and matched from different years. Lots of cheap fun. Best combo is a GT6 chassis with a Spitfire body.

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  3. Been there done that. I had 2 Spitfires plus a GT6, and worked on many more Much more room than a Midget. Parts are cheap and can be mixed and matched from different years. Lots of cheap fun. Best combo is a GT6 chassis with a Spitfire body.

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  4. Could this be the mg midget mentioned ?
    https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/cto/d/cincinnati-1979-mg-midget/6915095928.html

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    1. I think it is: if you look closely at the garage in the background of some of those shots, you can see what appears to be the tail of that red Spit just sticking out.
      I'm tempted to inquire, as the location listed is about a 15 minute drive from my house.

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    2. Actually it looks to me like a 1970 MGB , the only year with the split rear bumper.

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