Lot 231 - 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500cc

Lot 231 - 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500cc

Lot 231 - 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500cc

Lot Number 231
Registration YLR 90S
Chassis Number FH112541
Engine Number FM094296HE
Odometer reading 9,580 miles
Estimate £9,000 - £12,000
Result Sold - £12,735

This car can be viewed in person from 14th to 18th July 2020 at our the auction site, Windsorview Lakes, Datchet, SL3 9HY

Italian styling house, Michelotti, was commissioned for this exciting new sportscar and came up with this swooping body as well as a single-piece front end which tilted forwards to offer unrivalled access to the engine. It was a huge success and four subsequent variants ensued, the latest of which was the Mk. IV, complete with a 1500cc engine, a top speed of 100mph and 0 to 60mph reached in 13.2 seconds. These are enormously popular, easy to work on and benefit from comprehensive club support.

This late-model Mimosa Yellow Spitfire benefits from the largest 1500cc engine and a contrasting black 'chequered centre panel’ cloth interior. It was purchased by Mr. Wright of Wright Motors in 1978 and used as his personal car and the occasional showroom demonstrator. Also included is a full toolkit, complete original handbook pack and a file containing old MoT test certificates confirming the incredibly low odometer reading of 9,580 miles. More recently, it now benefits from electronic ignition, a large core radiator, new clutch and a Kenlowe fan. With low ownership, low mileage and its fine condition must make this striking sportscar something of a collector’s item!

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