Lot 153 - 1963 Triumph Spitfire Mk. I
|Result||Sold - £15,500|
- Photographic restoration
- Immaculate example
The 1963 Triumph Spitfire is a compact and charming British sports car that embodies the essence of carefree motoring. With its sleek lines and low-slung profile, it exudes a sense of timeless elegance. The Spitfire's 1.1 litre four-cylinder engine delivers modest yet engaging performance, accentuated by its lightweight construction. Its minimalist interior and classic cockpit design offer an immersive driving experience. Introduced as an affordable alternative to larger sports cars, the Spitfire became an emblem of accessible fun on the open road. Its enduring popularity among enthusiasts is a testament to its enduring charisma and simplicity.
This Triumph Spitfire is possibly the finest example we have seen. The car really is a credit to its enthusiast vendor who not only has an eye for detail but also has the largest collection of this model in the UK. Originally registered in July 1963, this impeccable example presents in the desirable colour of Signal Red following a no expense spared, photographic restoration. The car fired into life on request and, we are told is a joy to drive. The estimate for this impressive example appears realistic given the cost of the works undertaken.
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