1976 Triumph  Spitfire  Chassis no. FH850450

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Lot 134
1976 Triumph Spitfire
Registration no. ONR 917R Chassis no. FH850450

Sold for £ 2,475 (US$ 3,338) inc. premium
1976 Triumph Spitfire
Registration no. ONR 917R
Chassis no. FH850450
Odometer reading: 50,100
MOT: Exempt



*Offered from 13 years of ownership
*Attractive colour combination
*Light recommissioning required



Spitfires are highly credible rivals to the MG Midget, being cheap to run, easy to work and backed by great clubs and spares support. With lighter evenings and fairer weather awaiting us in 2022 this highly appealing example has much appeal, particularly as the bodywork and trim are in very good order, as is the glass. The interior too presents very well – more fastidious enthusiasts will be pleased to know this car's seats; door cards and carpets will not require replacing in the near future. Spitfires are well regarded for their mechanicals which while relatively simple are rugged and easy to work on. Our vendor says this car is cosmetically strong, as ever with classic motorcars there is some room to perk things up, the car has been in long term storage since 2013. This Spitfire had a new engine fitted in 2013, around the time the car was last used. There is some history. In all potentially immense fun but affordable too, which firmly underline's the Spitfire's appeal.

Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 58 /100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 15 /25
    Body Work: 3
    Paint: 3
    Glass: 3
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 3
    Wheels/Tyres: 3

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 12 /20
    Gearbox/Clutch: 3
    Axles: 3
    Suspension: 3
    Brakes: 3

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 12 /20
    Seats: 3
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 3
    Headlining: 3
    Trim: 3

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 6 /10
    Main components: 3
    Ancillary components: 3

    ENGINE TOTAL: 12 /20
    Starting: 3
    Running: 3
    Under Bonnet: 3
    Mechanical components: 3

    Car History File: 1

Saleroom notices

  • The history file will follow on post sale.
1976 Triumph  Spitfire  Chassis no. FH850450
1976 Triumph  Spitfire  Chassis no. FH850450
1976 Triumph  Spitfire  Chassis no. FH850450
1976 Triumph  Spitfire  Chassis no. FH850450
1976 Triumph  Spitfire  Chassis no. FH850450
1976 Triumph  Spitfire  Chassis no. FH850450
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