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 I was studying at the University in 1973, I saw a TR6 at the Automobile Salon of Bogotá. And I fell in love with that car. 25 years later, I saw one in a car showcase in Bogotá while going to lunch where my grandmother. When I returned from lunch I bought it!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.
This is a story about a young kid and a car. I did some work for a man some 40+ years ago. After I had completed the work, he told me he couldn't pay me, and offered me an old Triumph that had been stored (poorly) in a barn. So to not get completely left with nothing I took the car.Read More
Car was bought locally. Supposedly driven to CA and back then local. Stored later and not used. Bought by my dad as original owner needed money. Owned by my dad for many years , one day told me to take it home.Read More
Fourth owner of my 1977 Spitfire. all original. no rust.Read More
When I was around 10 years old my uncle stopped by our house with a Triumph TR3. I remember thinking that it was the coolest car I've ever seen. Since then I have been collecting and restoring British cars when the chance came I was able to purchase a 1959 TR3A.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
One holiday season about ten years ago my family was sitting around looking at old family photos and my son ran across a photo of me in the first car I ever owned, a 1959 Triumph TR3A. He then proceeded to ask me all about it, color, since the photo was black and white, options and the like. I did not think any more of it.Read More
I started with Microcars like Isettas and Messerschmitts, but one day this beautiful TR6 followed me home. I love the feel and the power on the road.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
I first saw the TR7 model at the 1976 Detroit auto show with my dad and took a picture with my polaroid sx70 of the yellow coupe on its really cool wedge ramp with a big sign - The shape of things to come - I was just 11 at the time, but had my sights set on this car.Read More
Driving home to FLorida from a trip to visit my Mother-in Law in Tennessee my wifes cousin's husband (a gear head too) called me and asked me if I still liked Triumph sports cars. My wife looked at me (every guy knows that look) when I said what do you have.Read More
Our Triumph story began in 1969 with the purchase of the car shown in picture two, a 1963 TR-3B. My first love affair occurred in 1963, when a friend and I took his father's baby blue TR-3 to the races at Lake Garnett. Had to sell the black one as we had started a family, and moved to the Lake of the Ozarks for work.Read More
Since I was 14 years old I had seen the Triumph Spitfire's driving around. I had fallen in love with these little cars.Read More
Well, I still needed to have an acceptable toy for my retirement years and my immediate thought was to return to my driving roots. My first car was and A-H Bugeye Sprite - # 2 was a mini - but then it was time for the military, then marriage and then a child so the toys were put on the back burner.Read More
She said yes, and to my surprise, Amy was willing on a first date to hop in my TR6 and head off to the movies. A few years later, the TR6 was featured in our engagement pictures.Read More
In 1981, Robin and David were carefree professionals enjoying life in their TR, woo-hoo! Robin drove it to work every day. We even took it to Grand Lake, Colorado, to visit the in-laws, driving over Trail Ridge and through Rocky Mountain National Park. What a beautiful trip that was with the top down!Read More