1966 Triumph Spitfire,
Lot 281
Only 30,000 miles from new,1966 Triumph Spitfire MkII Hardtop Roadster Chassis no. FC-83555 Engine no. FC-85457
£7,000 - 10,000
US$ 11,000 - 16,000

Lot Details
1966 Triumph Spitfire, 1966 Triumph Spitfire, 1966 Triumph Spitfire,
Only 30,000 miles from new
1966 Triumph Spitfire MkII Hardtop Roadster
Registration no. JPN 5D
Chassis no. FC-83555
Engine no. FC-85457

Footnotes

  • Named after the iconic WW2 fighter aircraft and launched in 1962, the Triumph Spitfire was such a success that the basic design remained virtually unchanged until 1970. The Spitfire was closely based on the Herald saloon, inheriting that model's all-independent suspension and 1,147cc engine, while the chassis was shortened and reconfigured as a 'backbone' type. Disc front brakes were standard equipment and the pretty Michelotti-styled 'Spit' was good for 90mph. The Spitfire was better equipped and arguably better looking than its main rival, BMC's Sprite/Midget, and met with instant success, particularly in North America.
    Finished in Wedgewood Blue with matching leatherette interior, this late Mark II Spitfire has been restored to factory-standard specification and is presented in fine condition; indeed, the underside of the vehicle was under-sealed when new and remains rust free. 'JPN 5D' was bought new in 1966 by a gentleman, as a Christmas present for his wife, and was supplied with a factory fitted hardtop, which has, reportedly, only ever been removed from the car once, when it was repainted. Hence the original hood is not only in impeccable condition but is still in its sealed plastic bag, behind the seats. The car, which has had only three owners, comes with a comprehensive maintenance record, including the original bill of sale issued by Fox Garage in Bisley, Surrey, and is showing a genuine mileage of only 30,000 since new. Freshly MoT'd and comprehensively checked over, this rare and beautiful Spitfire is offered with original owner's handbook and service booklet, old-style logbook, Swansea V5 registration document and a quantity of expired MoTs dating back to 1994.
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