This 1980 Triumph Spitfire represents the last (and arguably the best) from a celebrated history. After all, it has the classic lightweight sports car feeling, and this one has the largest of the motor and many great upgrades. And like a proper Spitfire, it delivers vintage open road experience for quite an obtainable price.
This is a well-coordinated package. The metallic silver paint is an upgrade later in life, and it nicely complements the black bumpers. Plus, the painted steel wheels and black convertible top complete a package that has the total appeal of a two-tone presentation. Even with the top down, the well-coordinated package continues. The addition of the roll bar not only adds safety and rigidity, but also its polished appearance looks good against exterior accent pieces like the headlight bezels, wheel trim, hood latches, and racing-style gas cap.
This Spitfire delivers features you don't get on every classic British machine, like a proper convertible top and roll-up windows. And the heater and AM/FM/cassette stereo are nice for added comfort. But what really makes this great is the way it connects with the driver. The position of the grippy three-spoke steering wheel and stick shift make this car feel like it was built around you. And not only do you get a large Smiths speedo and tach, but also the rest of the dash is dominated by auxiliary readouts to give you the full info at all times.
This one really takes advantage of the full forward-tilting front end. You'll love showing off the engine bay just for all the stickers that give this car extra character. And this sporty style is more than just appearances. They started with the 1.5-liter motor, the largest for the Spitfires. It has been upgraded with nice features, like a Cannon intake, exhaust header, an improved air box, and an electric fan. The motor fires up nicely and runs smoothly. When you get it out on the road, you'll love the balance of the smooth four-speed manual transmission, strong chassis on the lightweight body, and fully independent suspension. Plus, front disc brakes and modern tires complete a terrific handling package.
The sale comes complete with extra interior and exterior components. And so now you see that this final-year Spitfire delivers a great classic car experience for an obtainable price. Call today!!!