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BaT Auction: 1979 Triumph Spitfire at No Reserve

BaT Auction: 1979 Triumph Spitfire at No Reserve

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This 1979 Triumph Spitfire is finished in white over a black and gray interior and powered by 1,500cc inline-four paired with a 4-speed manual transmission. The car was recently acquired by the selling dealer from a previous owner, with whom it had reportedly stayed since 1984. Subsequent work included a repaint, a fresh soft top and upholstery, a replacement fuel pump and front brakes, and more. This Spitfire is offered at no reserve with receipts dating to 1991 and a clean Arizona title.

No Reserve: 1979 Triumph Spitfire

The body was recently repainted in its original color by the seller due to cracking and fading in the previous finish. Trim includes late-production black bumpers as well as a chrome luggage rack mounted to the trunk lid. A new soft top has been sourced and is shown raised in the gallery below.

No Reserve: 1979 Triumph Spitfire

Stock 13″ wheels wear new Maxtour All Season GT tires, and the front brake pads have been replaced. The seller reports peeling of the windshield seal, a replacement for which is included in the sale. The passenger door latch does not always function correctly.

No Reserve: 1979 Triumph Spitfire

The seats have been reupholstered in black vinyl with grey fabric inserts. A stock 3-spoke steering wheel fronts a dash with new wood paneling, and an older AM/FM cassette stereo is fitted in the center stack. The speedometer is noted as inoperative, reportedly leaving the odometer stopped at 83,540 miles. Total mileage is unknown.

 

No Reserve: 1979 Triumph Spitfire

The 1,500cc inline-four is fitted with a Weber carburetor. Recent work included fitment of a new thermostat, a valve clearance check, and an oil/filter change. Compression readings of 105 psi are reported across all four cylinders.

A video showing a walk-around, engine start, and short drive is provided above.

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December 8, 2018 at 02:20AM
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