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Mark Johnson 1965 Spitfire

Mark Johnson 1965 Spitfire

When I was a kid in the early 70’s, my aunt had a Triumph TR3. I would sit in it and pretend to drive every time my family went for a visit. I thought it was the coolest car ever. Flash forward about 35 or 40 years. I had restored a tractor and a motorcycle and wanted to tackle a car. That TR3 instantly came to mind. As I started looking for one though, I found that 

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Parker Bowab 1976 Spitfire

Parker Bowab 1976 Spitfire

I was 12 years old when I asked my dad if we could restore a car. He and I had no auto knowledge, tools, or insight into this new world that would eventually dominate our lives. He (for some reason) agreed, and we went and looked at a few cars in the area that were for sale. We both fell in love with a Inca Yellow 1976 Triumph Spitfire. The car was a good candidate for a couple of beginners.

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Riley Sterpka 1976 Spitfire

Riley Sterpka 1976 Spitfire

This summer my dad & I bought a used ‘76 Triumph Spitfire 1500. We got this car because we wanted a father-son project. Because of this car, my dad & I have had many fun times: from having to fix gas leaks, install a new muffler to having him teach me to drive stick and getting to spend a lot of time with him.

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Ron Swihart 1977 Spitfire

Ron Swihart 1977 Spitfire

I always loved the body style of the Spitfire. I have been married for 2 ½ years. After one year of marriage I was driving past this red Spitfire daily at a car lot. It was December and cold. I finally stopped and checked it out. The car dealer was selling it for a friend. I sat down in the car and it started right up.

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