19780000 Triumph Spitfire For Sale






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Fixed price: 
US $6.995.00
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Last update: 
23.06.2015
Make:
Model: 
Spitfire
Item Location: 
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Type: 
Convertible
Interior Color: 
Tan
Engine: 
1500
Number of Cylinders: 
4
Transmission: 
Manual
Fuel: 
Gasoline
Warranty: 
Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Vehicle Title: 
Clear
For Sale By: 
Private Seller
Mileage: 
99999
Year: 
19780000










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Description 19780000 Triumph Spitfire

1978 Triumph Spitfire has been in the family for about ten years or so and well loved and used but space and use forces sale.  A little history on the car. My brother originally purchased in 1997 and finished the car for summer 2001. At the time it was done as a simple cruiser but everything was stripped down repainted and repaired. During a winter of storage at his home some racoons got into the car or mice and destroyed the interior. So it was replaced at that point but the roof since he never used wasn't the frame was cleaned in folded down into place. When he decided it was time for a new owner in 2009 I jumped at the chance. He hadn't been using the car very often and the rings had seized that was sorted in 2010 along with the addition of the 123 distributor and other small bits in 2011 the roof was replaced and the headlights upgraded to H4 Conversion while out for a drive the transmission failed and after a lot of research on the fords and even buying a triumph with overdrive I decided the best route for me was a toyota conversion from conversion components in New Zealand. I found two transmission a 1986 and a 1978 both from corollas that would allow me to keep the shifter in the correct spot and it was all installed by 2012 (speedometer never hooked up). The summer of 2012 left me wanting a little more in the way of suspension and handling so that summer I installed adaptor for the wheels and a very firm suspension. The rear leaf was re arched to fix the drivers side sag and pucks were installed between the leafs to stiffen it up then a set of spax shocks were added. The front was a little more work I installed new springs as they were original old spring that had been painted and after installed the tires would rub so I went up to the GT6 springs and added a spacer around base of the spax adjustable shocks to firm it up and keep it from rubbing. 2013 saw the car sat in storage through the summer as there was no room at home for it with the addition of another mini to the garage. Now that back home again for two months it's been out on the road for maybe about five runs and one show. Generally I take the mini most places so we've decided that as the whole family can fit in the mini the spits needs a new home. Have had it out a for few runs this spring and rainy season running great but has developed a small oil leak from the back side of the oil to the best of findings so far, is not a major leak just drips after a run mainly. 


Lots more pictures in photobucket  am happy to add photos here of anything you would like if you have any question or would like to come and see the car please contact me. 


I am more than happy to help in any way I can with shipping, delivery the car is located in Oshawa Ontario 


Full Frame off restoration many years ago 
Tan Top with matching boot cover 
Toyota five speed gear box 
123 Electronic distributor 
Gt6 Front coil springs with spacer 
15x.6.5" Chrome wheels with new Tires one extra tire should something come up also new 
Original stock wheels also included x5
New Spax adjustable shocks on all four corners 
English front bumperettes 
Engine had piston rings rings replace approx. 5years ago 
Engine fully rebuilt approx. 15 Years 
Kenwood / infintiy stereo system 
Tonneau cover in black also included 
Car cover 
Small box of spare parts will go with the car 







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