I originally purchased this car in 1982 when I was 16. I drove it for 2 years then I got married and joined the Air Force.Read More
This 1974 triumph spitfire story starts in Tennessee, sitting in a barn for many years. The Triumph was sold to a lady that took it to Florida in the hope of fixing it up but life changes happen and the triumph sat in the driveway for three more years. That's when I found it and thought that would be a great little car to fix up and I was right, with a lot of long nights and a lot of love, cooling and fuel.Read More
It was May of 2005 when my normal freeway path to work was closed by construction and I was forced to choose a slower surface road route.Read More
Except for its first couple of years, the car has been somewhere in the family. Like many classics, it spent part of its life garaged in non-working condition. In 2005, my wife's uncle obtained the car from his brother-in-law in Washington State (where it rode out the Mount St. Helens eruption in 1980), transported the car to Missouri and proceeded to get it back in working condition.Read More
I started my automotive career working on exotic cars and always liked British cars. I’m 62 now and my Harley riding days are behind me but not my desire to have my hair in the wind.Read More
Owned several Triumph street and SCCA race cars back in the 1970's. Had not had one since then. Since I'm now in my late '70's I had the urge to relive the fun old days.Read More
Two or three months before I turned 16, My dad and I had been surfing all over the Internet, looking for a classic sports car to work on together as a project vehicle. I had found a few Pontiac Fieros, but none of which really seemed like the right car to buy. Then one night, my dad stumbled across a Kijiji listing for a blue 1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500.Read More
I grew up in a small town called Teulon, which is north of Winnipeg. I learned to drive standard in an old Ford Truck in the fields of my friend’s farm. Once I graduated I moved to Winnipeg to attend College and work and in the spring of 1977, I became the proud owner of a brand new beautiful blue 1976 Triumph Spitfire.Read More
When we first moved to the US my hope was to purchase one of my favourite British cars that I had grown up watching drive by living in Cumbria and EdinburghRead More
Purchased my Spitfire in England in 1976 and shipped it to Chicago USA.
First Car and original condition!
Currently using the Sportscar to travel from Home to the Tennis Courts.
Fourth owner of my 1977 Spitfire. all original. no rust.Read More
I already owned a MGB so I wasn’t really looking for another LBC sports car. Though a friend, who was also a colleague and lived in Florida was, I live in New York and was looking for a compact pickup truck. Since we were using “sub-compact” as one of the search criteria every time we were reviewing ads on the internet this green Spitfire would come up in the listing.Read More
Had triumphs my whole life- I’ve had a TR3,TR4,TR4A a 500 twin bike and a 650 tiger. This time I bought this spitfire for my son, he ran it for 5 yrs and lost interested in it ( shocking) during the same time period I retired and moved to Md. bringing the spitfire with me and into the garage, where it sat for 5 yrs. after a discussion with the wife I decided to begin restoration, the car is about 80% complete.Read More
One day, while browsing through Craigslist, I saw a 1978 Spitfire for sale at a fair price. I was selling my 1997 Nissan pick-up and was on the hunt for another LBC (I own a 1971 MGB Roadster).Read More
Over the years, we have replaced the gas tank and fuel lines, leaf spring, rear shocks, alternator, brake master cylinder, dash pot diaphragm and O-rings and performed other general maintenance. Nothing too significant, as a lot of the difficult restoration work had already been done.Read More
There hasn’t been a part of the car that I haven’t had in parts, but it has been a tremendous amount of fun. Cruising down a winding road, clicking the overdrive switch while feeling the breeze has been a great experience. Being involved with the local club has led to many adventures and great experiences.Read More
Spitfire in Tokyo, Japan. I bought this car 40 years ago.Read More
I bought this Spitfire in 2008. It was on a Craigslist ad in the San Antonio section, yet was located 15 minutes from my home in Austin. Better yet, I was in Morgan Hill, CA for a week at Specialized Bicycle Co HQ for training.Read More
I had the same car in 1977 while in high school. Found this one 4 years ago, 3 miles from where I grew up. It was baby blue when I bought it, had it painted British racing green. Sometimes I just sit in it and smile.Read More
I bought this as a basket case, the story was it was running and real nice, one brother owned it and the other brother, while the owner was in boot camp, brother 2 "borrowed it" and wrecked it for brother 1.Read More