Two For One: 1970’s Triumph Spitfires


Not one, but two Triumph Spitfires for the price of one. Both look like they’ve been in storage for a good period of time, but at least it’s been dry storage. Thanks to reader Jim S for this find! The 1971 and 1976 cars are listed together here on eBay, where there’s a buy-it-now of $3,500 but lower bids are being solicited. The pair of British convertibles are located in Bel Air, Maryland. Spitfires offer a lot of bang for the buck, and at first glance the brown one (without an engine at the moment) looks like a good car to build up. The 1976, if it has the original engine, is the only year the 1500 engine had the European compression ratio of 9:1, and it also has an overdrive (the seller erroneously calls it a 5-speed) transmission. The seller is also selling another 1972 Spitfire on eBay that has been customized; you can find it here, it’s buy-it-now figure is $4,000. If I didn’t have four Spitfires in the family already, I’d be interested, how about you?

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  1. Jamie Palmer Jamie Staff

    Well, folks are certainly interested in the other Spit the seller is offering, it’s got 28 bids so far!

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