This Spitfire was donated to the museum and is for sale on their website for $3,000. It looks pretty nice but has the usual issues from sitting and the some of the restoration work was done poorly. There are a few bubbles in the paint. There are pictures of them for your viewing pleasure. However, there’s no apparent rust and the underside is rust free. The top was done very poorly and needs to be replaced, but hey it’s a Spitfire.
The seat covers and door panels are usable but not wonderful. The dash looks good but has had a couple of extra holes where switches have been added. There are a lot of wires hanging under the dash that need to be sorted and stashed.
Things are tidy and fairly clean under the hood. It runs but the clutch doesn’t work and it needs a battery. It sounds like the right front wheel needs a bearing. Perhaps one of the switches added is for that electric fan.
The underside is really clean. I can’t find rust anywhere, but perhaps someone might suggest somewhere else I should look? Could all that overspray as well as the bubbles be an indication of poor quality paint work?
With all the work this car needs, what do you think it might be worth as it is? The average resale value is said to be about $6,000, although running cars have sold on eBay recently for $4,000 to $5,000. For once there are fewer unknowns, at least about the body, because I can have another look and take more pictures if necessary. It’s not convertible weather, but perhaps this could be a good winter project for the right price. I look forward to seeing the comments on this Spitfire.