Triumph Spitfire Spitfire w HardTop, OverDrive, Nardi Steering Wheel Upgrade (1978)

Sale price: US $4,900.00 Make an Offer

Condition: Seller notes:
Used
“Excellent Well-Kept California Car with Original CA License Plate Red 1974 MGB with OverDrive (switch on column), Dealer-Installed-Air Conditioning, Leather Seats (Heated in Winter), soft and hard tops (soft-top has zip-out rear window), Engine has ported and polished head, balanced, performance cam, rebuilt overdrive transmission, wheels sand-blasted and powder-coated, BEAUTIFUL to look at a DELIGHTFUL to drive, Special Sport MG Steering Wheel (smaller diameter), Clean and Beautiful, owned in my 50's, driven on British Car Club drives and on the Blue Ridge Parkway only on occasion (had several British cars). REALLY ENJOY SUMMER AND AUTUMN THIS YEAR !! Come Drive it in Asheville NC. AM/FM/CD/Mp3/USB/Stereo Radio with 4 speakers hidden in doors and back panel. Drives like it's One or Two Years Old. Plenty of Tread Left on Radial Tires, Excellent Condition 90,893 original miles. Engine, Clutch and Transmission (over-drive) rebuilt 74,000 miles. Interior is 2 years old (leather)”
Year: 1978 VIN : FM72604U
Mileage: 64989 Number of Cylinders: 4
Engine: 1.5 Liter w SuperCharger Model: Spitfire
Transmission: Manual Drive Side: Left-hand drive
For Sale By: Private Seller Interior Color: Tan
Fuel Type: Gasoline Sub Model: Spitfire w HardTop, OverDrive, Nardi Steering Wheel Upgrade
Exterior Color: Red Drive Type: RWD
Trim: Leather Custom Tan Vehicle Title: Clean
Body Type: Convertible Options: CD Player, Leather Seats, Convertible
Make: Triumph

Mills River, New Caledonia

Vehicle description

Sorry for the 1974 reference. This is a Well-Kept 1978 SPITFIRE - NOT a 74 MGB available as separate sale - template duplicated. This car was purchased as a female-owned and driven car, less than 49999 miles and restored as rolling restoration - thanks for pointing out the template duplicate error. Car is available for test-driving or inspection in South Asheville any time (NC).
1978 Triumph Spitfire RESTORED with Overdrive, Leather Seats (heated in winter), soft and hard tops, Nardi Steering Wheel Upgrade, SuperCharger, Woman-Owned and procured with 49,000 miles, we began to restore this amazing beauty with care from head to toe, engine, overdrive transmission, suspension, paint, interior, for an off-the-showroom-floor experience and feel. Balanced engine with ported and polished head, new components, electronic ignition, SuperCharger - this vehicle was featured in the Spitfire-GT6 Magazine for its SuperCharger installation. Peppy, great-handling, absolutely fun ride - THIS is what Triumph intended for us to experience. Come drive it ! We"re in South Asheville NC. No rust. Looks and drives like you are living in 1978. On Jul-05-20 at 17:45:06 PDT, seller added the following information: Additional Photos Available from the most Recent Annual Car Show here - sunny day, 5 photos available On Jul-07-20 at 15:07:00 PDT, seller added the following information: Hi there,
The Supercharger works well - it makes the sportscar experience what it was supposed to be, so a bit more low end torque and high end torque, never had anything done to it or any repairs. I"ve not thought about it since it was installed (probably 5 years ago before the rebuild of the engine and transmission / carburetor(s). Bennett French, local proprietor, made a series for a while for the TR6 and the Spitfire and wanted to grow that business, but ultimately did not - he restores rare cars, is local. The paint on a scale of 1 to 10 would be a 10 if 10 is the highest - it looks as if it was just painted, it stays in a storage unit unless driven on occasions, and won Best Spitfire and 2nd Best Triumph in the local Autumn in the Mountains annual car show by vote, behind a pretty immaculate Red TR3. I could probably find the photos from that day if needed - bright sunny day. I can check with the body shop that does all our body work, I believe it was painted 2-3 years ago, head to toe. If you have any other questions, you can reach me via or via the email attached to the account dsnider506@gmail.com if you want more photos. I will attempt to attach some of them here
Gratefully yours, Dave Snider mob
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