For Sale: 1979 Triumph Spitfire in Annapolis, Maryland

$1,000 (OBO)

Vehicle Description

As you can see this1979 Triumph Spitfire 1500 is a project car. At less than 27,000 miles it is offered by the original owner, his first love. While the car needs much work to restore it to its former glory, the effort will be rewarded in ways that may only be understood by those who have driven them. If you’ve never been behind the wheel of a spitfire, think go kart, think G-force, and think about holding on really tight or it’ll jump out from under you in the turns. It’ll also get more girls than a Porsche. . . seriously, it will. Of course you’ve got some work ahead of you before that can happen. There’s rust (I tried to honestly show that in the photos), and the textiles have pretty much disintegrated because the car has been stored outside. It’s been under fitted covers intended for that specific car the whole time, but still, outside is outside and it shows. On the plus side, there’re no dents, and while I admit to a poor memory, I believe all the original parts are there and that nothing is missing. The only exception I remember is the distributor. I think it was replaced with a points-and-condenser distributer in lieu of the unreliable electronic ignition distributor at some point and I don’t seem to be able to find it, but I shall continue the search. The photos show the car with an aftermarket hardtop. The original convertible top is included. The luggage rack is not shown but it is included. Also tonneau and boot covers are not shown, but they are included as well. The luggage rack and tonneau and boot covers have always been stored inside and are in great shape. The convertible top has been stored inside. The frame is in great shape and the cover is there as well. I am happy to take more photos or further describe the situation if it helps you to make a decision. Despite what I said about the car being a chick magnet, I don’t want to trick anyone into buying it and will, within reason, provide further details.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-888049
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Triumph
  • Model:Spitfire
  • Exterior Color:Yellow (Inca)
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:Inline 4
  • Odometer:26775
  • Convertible:Yes
  • Restoration History:Unrestored
  • Exterior Condition:Fair
  • Seat Material:Cloth
  • AM/FM Radio:Yes
  • Engine History:Original
  • Engine Condition:Not Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive