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Lot 113: Triumph Spitfire 1500

Classic, Collectors, Sports and Prestige Cars, Barons (16 July 2012)

The ultimate variant of the Triumph Spitfire arrived in the UK in 1974, to replace the by now under-powered Mk IV. The 1500 shared its new engine with its arch rival the MG Midget and produced a reasonable 71bhp which enabled the car to top the magic 100 mph top speed. The Spitfire looked identical to the last of the Mk IV models and only received some minor trim differences, later cars featured attractive cloth seats and a wood veneered dash was standard. Options for the 1500 still included overdrive transmission, a steel removable hardtop and a special "luxury" trim pack which offered more interior padding. The Spitfire remained in production until the early 1980's when BL dropped it completely. Offered here is one of the last Spitfire 1500's. A Genuine low mileage example, it is described as being in superb, original, condition and throughout. The car comes complete with both hard & soft tops, has the original carpets and also comes with its original stamped service book with "Supercover" and the original owners manual. The car was converted to unleaded fuel in 2008 and a larger radiator has also been fitted. This very attractive Spitfire is offered complete with a pile of old invoices. detailing the work that has been carried out on the car, old MOT's and valuations etc. The car has three sets of keys included in the sale. Must be one of the lowest mileage examples still on the road and in very good condition. Note: The the sale includes two brand new door cards and new wood facia.

Lot Details
Auction Classic, Collectors, Sports and Prestige Cars
Barons, Sandown Park Exhibition Complex-Esher Hall
TypeCar
Lot Number113
Estimate£3250-£4000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£5000
Year1981
Condition rating
Registration numberOJX 32X
Mileage-
Chassis numberTFADW1AT006970
Engine numberFM13523H
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2