High quality triumph spitfire gifts and merchandise. The car is dirty and dusty and in need of a cleaning. Triumph spitfire 1967 1968 for parts or restoration. A condition three triumph spitfire mk4 in fair condition. Restoration foulis motoring book lindsay porter, peter williams on. The car is generally complete but needs a lot of work inside and outside. The 19631980 triumph spitfire sold 300,000 units in its 18year run, and was a successful small sports car worldwide. Bid for the chance to own a restored 1971 triumph gt6 at auction with bring a trailer, the home of the best vintage and classic cars online.
Bought this in the summer of 96 thanks pat culkin and drove it every damn day. Triumph produced the fun and affordable spitfire for 18 years, during which time over 314,000 were built. After nearly two years of careful negotiations with her long time owner, we have added a second triumph courier van to our collection. It can be done in a triumph, they did, and must get married. A mk1 vitesse convertible and mk1 gt6 will be heading for new uk homes.
The body paint is faded and the edges of the panels are rusted. The first spitfire id ever seen was in carmine red and it looked fabulous so i decided i would like to change the car to that colour. When dick frankish was a teacher in edmonton, his daughter bought a new carmine red 1976 triumph spitfire roadster for her daily driver. Triumph spitfire, gt6, vitesse and herald restoration manual restoration manuals.
Triumph spitfire, gt6, vitesse and herald restoration manual. To have your car featured on any of my photo pages and in the next spitfire gt6 magazine, send prints to. Jul 25, 2002 triumph spitfire, gt6, vitesse and herald restoration manual restoration manuals porter, lindsay on. Absolutely beautiful 1972 triumph spit six custom roadster classic triumph spitfire 1972 for sale triumph spitfire car restoration car seats antique cars british classic vehicles motorbikes beautiful. Triumph spitfire, gt6, vitesse and herald restoration manual restoration manuals porter, lindsay on.
Follow the progress as i restore my 1967 spitfire mk3. Buying a spitfire or gt6 triumph spitfire and gt6 magazine. This is a triumph spitfire we have at shamrock automotive that we basically want to save from the scrap yard. Triumph spitfire brake rotors classic cars online woody cars and motorcycles vintage cars tractors transportation restoration. Because the herald used bodyonframe construction instead of a unitized body and chassis, it was possible to cut down the heralds frame and. Living 200 miles away from the seller and not seeing it in person before buying it, i was a little anxious to see what i had actually bought.
Unfortunately, the pictures make the car look a lot better than it actually is. Triumphs spitfire was based on the herald sedan, designed by italian designer giovanni michelotti, and meant to compete in the small sports car market against rivals like the austinhealey sprite. Triumph s spitfire was based on the herald sedan, designed by italian designer giovanni michelotti, and meant to compete in the small sports car market against rivals like the austinhealey sprite. To have your car featured on any of my photo pages and in the next spitfiregt6 magazine, send prints to.
Triumph spitfire 1500 cabriolet 1977 wire wheels for sale. A number of restoration inquiries on existing project stock together with new commissions for full overhauls. Myspitfire the restoration of my triumph spitfire mk3 70. That consisted of repairing the rust with some metal and filler, rewired the car with questionable results and the engine was rebuilt. Triumph spitfire 1967 1968 for parts or restoration complete frame body panels description. Triumph spitfire classic car how to guides and articles. All models are reported on including the spitfire 4, mks. A restomod is a vintage vehicle that has undergone a restoration in which many of its beneaththeskin components have been.
Buy triumph spitfire, gt6, vitesse and herald restoration manual. This date and its commission number place it relatively near the start of the 1500 mark, which was the 5th and final mark. My triumph spitfire 1500 was registered in reading, berkshire on october 1975. We introduce a new project and a new author as 20121014er tim suddards son, tommy, tackles the restoration of the 1973 triumph spitfire on a teenagers budget. Triumph spitfire mark 4 1972 restoration project for sale restoration project for an enthusiast for sale for the lot registration 00y 26l original colour white date of registration 01. See more ideas about triumph spitfire, restoration and seal all. H867 haynes restoration manuals 2nd revised edition by porter, lindsay, williams, peter, williams, dr. The spitfire range has something for everyone, and this book has something for every spitfire.
Give classic care restorations a call on 01603 720 550 or visit our website to find out how we can help. The path to doing this restoration was not what i intended. My current triumphs include a tr8, a tr7 that i put a v8 in, a uk dolomite sprint saloon, a spitfire, and a. I wasnt too good at driving a stick and this was a tough stick to drive.
We are your main source for rare new old stock, oe, and high quality reproduction parts. Triumph spitfire 1500 1977 restoration project for sale. Triumph wanted a piece of this market and felt they could produce a better automobile than the sprite. Aug 28, 2012 ive decided to write a blog to document the restoration of my triumph spitfire mk3. This very good driving triumph spitfire 1500 cabriolet, built in 1977. The international triumph spitfire database seeks to list all remaining triumph spitfires. Every once in a while you stumble across a real gem, and thats what this little spitfire is. Triumph spitfire 19621980 book brookland portfolio road. Sports and classics 1069 east main street stamford, ct 06902 p 203 348 2226 f 203 348 2228. My mums been looking for a car of her own for a long time now, but doesnt have the desire to do major restoration work. Parts and accessories for 1980 triumph spitfire victoria british ltd. This website contains a pictorial history of my past triumph vehicle restoration projects as well as several pages devoted to friends of mine who also have triumphs who have wanted to document their projects.
Browse interior and exterior photos for 1980 triumph spitfire. I have been the second owner of this gem since 1991. Expected release date of the new 2016 triumph spitfire. The project is coming along nicely now with the chassis being rebuilt and body resprayed. Included are road and comparison tests, long term reports, touring and racing feature plus full specifications and performance data. In this part of the video i try to fit all the panels, doors etc. This classic car spitfire 1500 came to us with very damaged seats and ripped carpet, without door panel, so we restorate all interior. Triumph spitfire mark 4 1972 restoration project for sale. Apr 26, 2011 spitfire surgery we install new rocker panels and quarter patch panels to prep for paint. It was last running about 10 years ago but with a little work and fresh fluids it can be running again in an afternoon. The new 2016 triumph spitfire sports coupe is coming back with a cushion the work on the new design of the triumph is made possible by having a counterpart thus, the 2016 triumph spitfire, presumably with a standard v6 standard, is a born. The first step of any project, but particularly insitu restorations is getting a really good close look at the car to figure out the extent of things that need to be repaired or restored as well as the proper order to do the work in to ensure you.
Park lane classics no1 for triumph spitfire and gt6. International triumph spitfire database home facebook. Triumph transformation triumph spitfire hemmings motor news see more. It all started with a quick browse on ebay when i saw a little red mk3 with lots of potential. Triumph restoration, restore classic triumph and triumph spitfire. I am currently in the process of doing a restoration on this car but here are some before photos so you can see where im coming from. Parts and accessories for 1967 triumph spitfire victoria british ltd. In 1962 the british company triumph introduced a twoseater sports car named the spitfire. Launched to rival the austin healey sprite and the mg midget, triumphs spitfire was viewed as the softer more sociable option, but this herald in drag was far better equipped and looked the more stylish sports car too. Triumph spitfire mkiii 1967 wire wheels very good condition video. See 2 results for triumph spitfire project for sale at the best prices, with the cheapest used car starting from.
Professional advice is offered on acquiring a good used triumph spitfire. Launched in october 1962, the spitfire featured sleek styling by famed italian designer giovanni michelotti. Triumph restoration, restore classic triumph and triumph. All orders are custom made and most ship worldwide within 24 hours. Spitfiregt6 photo pages triumph spitfire and gt6 magazine. Ok so lets get it done properly i knew that the restoration was not going to be cheap, but i wanted good value for money so obtained quotes from a number of garages locally focussing on ones with. Included is the rare original steel hardtop although that needs to be refinished. As the ad at left says, nothing looks like the spitfire the car was an instant hit.
Triumph spitfire, gt6, vitesse and herald restoration. A restomod is a vintage vehicle that has undergone a restoration in which many of its beneaththeskin components have been modernized while keeping the cars basic. See 2 results for triumph spitfire for restoration sale at the best prices, with the cheapest used car starting from. In this article we taking our first look at the restoration project of the 1978 triumph spitfire.
This lovely triumph spitfire mk4 1500 has come in to us for a full restoration. The paint is is flaking off, there is body work to be done on the front right and left rear. I bought replacements from spitbits, and am really happy with it. Inspired designs on tshirts, posters, stickers, home decor, and more by independent artists and designers from around the world. She purchased it from the original owner in 1988 for 500. We stock over 15,000 parts so that you can get the parts you need for your repair or restoration project fast. Triumph spitfire 1967 1968 for parts or restoration complete. Apr 17, 2017 1966 triumph spitfire restoration project part 29 1296 first start. See the triumph spitfire production dates page for a full breakdown of when the various marques were made.
Triumph spitfire restoration pete and erin groudas website. This is a triumph spitfire we have at shamrock automotive that. Feb 16, 2011 triumph spitfire interior restoration duration. Triumph spitfire mark 4 1972 restoration project for. The austinhealey sprite had proven there was a demand for small cars with sporty intentions.333 884 227 441 1257 514 1468 795 460 74 1341 676 123 724 1360 409 1181 1428 385 1064 571 891 604 1194 428 150 880 470 1015 1464 1265 265 360 1140 1300 790 277 254 973 702 1361 663 651 702