Scott Marvel's 1964 Triumph Spitfire Mark 2

In 1986, when I retired from the US Army, I purchased my Triumph as a project to have something to do. Little did I know that I would still be working on it in 2015. With few exceptions all parts came from British Victoria. The most difficult part to find was a vacuum advance. 

One day I was at the counter at British Victoria, and a brand new black Mercedes Benz pulled up. A gentleman got out and was looking at my car. He informed me that his first Triumph was a 1964. I told him I would trade it for his Mercedes. He smiled and said, "I don't think so." He introduced himself and we shook hands. It was Mr. Long. It was a great day