The Triumph Spitfire was a tiny, lightweight, two-seat sports car assembled in Coventry, UK from 1962-1980. A competitor of the Austin-Healey Sprite & MG Midget, the Spitfire was only available with a small inline four cylinder engine and didn’t get the bigger inline sixes available to the GT6 or TR6 — but it is a sweet looking classic ride offered for the cost of a set of factory lug nuts for a similar vintage Porsche. The price IS extremely low, so this is either (A) great deal, (B) gone, or (C) a scammer. Let’s hope for A or B. Find this 1964 Triumph Spitfire offered for $2000 in Deerfield Township, OH via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
From the seller:
1964 Triumph Spitfire
cylinders: 4 cylinders
paint color: red
title status: clean
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Up for sale is a 1964 Triumph Spitfire that is complete that runs, drives, and stops. This car has no exterior rust and is very solid. I have rebuilt the rear half shafts with new bearings, trunions, shocks, universals and brakes. I have all the parts and hardware to rebuild the front suspension. Included is the original vinyl top in usable condition and a new tonneau cover. The seats are from a later model Spitfire, but I have the original low-back seats that will need recovered. A new carpet kit is included and new door panels have been installed. The engine needs a tune-up and possibly electronic ignition to run smooth. The engine is the original 1147 cc with dual SU carbs. The transmission is 4 speed, non-synchro to first gear. The car has been painted several times and could be sanded smooth for a new paint job. I am open to trade this car and an MG midget(also listed) in a 2 for 1 trade for a comparable MGB. Call for details.
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