Mazda Miata MX-5 Powertrain: 1975 Triumph Spitfire

The Triumph Spitfire was a small 2 seat convertible manufactured by the boys in the West Midlands from 1962 to 1980. It was a light, simple, low-power, little roadster that preferred winding roads to drag strips…but it wasn’t known for long term reliability. Enter the Mazda Miata — it took up where the MG and the Spitfire left off — open air motoring with durability and reliability. So what’s a British car enthusiast to do? Do you give in to the siren song of the MX-5 or do you shove all of those highly refined parts under the skin of a some old British piece and hope that rust doesn’t ruin your restomod dreams? Find this 1975 Triumph Spitfire with MX-5 power offered for $9,950 in Los Angeles, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

1975 triumph spitfire
fuel: gas
odometer: 4600
title status: clean
transmission: manual

AMAZING Custom Triumph Spitfire Restomod in Awesome condition offered from a private collection. Custom built using all modern Mazda Miata components with rebuilt drivetrain and Suspension! Restored, Quality Rust Free and Accident Free car in wonderful condition. Professional High End Custom build is reliable and strong and can be used easily as a daily driver. Excellent running/driving car… handles excellent and super fast… 6 speed manual.! Old School looks with modern reliability.

I sold this to another collector last year… I’m in LA …he and the car are currently in Grand Junction Colorado. It will need to be picked up there… I can help with transport if needed.

See a better way to drive red?