View Full Version : 1966 Triumph Spitfire

04-04-2014, 04:36 PM
Had this 66 Spitfire come in for a MOT test this week,
Been off the road for 25 years , I actually welded parts of the body up about 13 years ago , The owner had it painted 8 years ago, His intentions are to now put it up for sale soon..

Enjoy the PICs..




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04-04-2014, 11:57 PM
Wowee.... if I were rich I'd treat my misses to a car like that (and drive it myself).

04-05-2014, 05:06 AM
yes, , that brings back some memories....I had a Trumpy Spit years and years ago..........

what a rot box, , , bought it for 250 quid and sold it 6 weeks later for 650 quid. i think it was.

billy whizz
04-07-2014, 06:53 AM
Nice!! I've been quietly searching for one of the early Spitfires - and in red - for a summer toy and to pass on to my bro. What is the overall condition of the interior & engine bay?

04-08-2014, 07:47 PM
The Owner collected the Spitfire today but i grabbed these PICs for you geoff..




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04-08-2014, 10:42 PM
I would like to try one of these engines in the latest vehicle I've not long brought, they look very similar in design but are capacity wise quite a bit bigger. Wonder if the gearbox would mate up???

billy whizz
04-09-2014, 07:15 AM
Wow, that car looks ideal for me!! I love deailing up engine bays...which is why I wanted a Triumph because the access is terrific from all angles. The interior lets it down, but thats a nice little project in itself. That looks like a nice car just waiting to be finished!

04-09-2014, 03:42 PM
Time to pull the trigger Geoff.

billy whizz
04-10-2014, 07:01 AM
Yes, like I said I have been looking for a while, but it HAS to be a 1966 Mark 1 because they are so cute. There are loads of later Spitfires around for about the price of a weeks groceries, but they are all such horrid rot boxes and weren't high value cars, so were maintained on the cheap. I want a nice running resto, not a rebuild. Triumph Heralds are mechanically similar and as cute as a kitten too.

Clive's example above just looks SOOO good with those wire wheels, knock off spinners - even the little white wall on the tyres looks good.

04-10-2014, 09:34 PM
I had a Triumph Dollop o' Shite and it was as the name suggested.

Always liked the Spitfire though!

billy whizz
04-11-2014, 07:01 AM
Lots of my mates had Spits in the late 70s and early 80's. Never been in one that could take a corner. Never seen one pass an MOT test first time.....so I ended up buying a Stag instead...how little I knew back then...!!!!!!