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1977 Triumph Spitfire Convertible

Condition: Used
Make: Triumph
Model: Spitfire
SubModel: 1500
Type: Convertible
Trim: Convertible
Year: 1977
Mileage: 41,554
VIN: FM62012U0
Color: Tahiti Blue
Engine: 1.5 L 4 cylinder
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Tavares, Florida, United States
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Description for Triumph Spitfire 1977

I have always had convertibles, both old and new, but never have had a car that is this much fun. Let me introduce you to "Lucy Lou." I bought this magnificent classic car in July of 2016, and I am the third owner. The first owner was in New Orleans, and the second owner was in Tampa, Florida. The second owner did not drive it, and only showed her at car shows. It has never been up North and has no rust. She has never failed to start. When I first bought her and took her to a mechanic, he indicated that she was in excellent shape.
Also, comes with a car cover and 2 mud guards, a box of various bits and pieces, 2 repair operation manuals and a Triumph Spitfire Haynes restoration manual.
I love this car. I drive it daily in town and around to The Villages in Florida. The only reason I am selling is because my husband recently had a triple bypass and it is now hard for him to get in and out of. I want to buy a car that we can have fun in together! The place where we live has a homeowner's association and each resident is only allowed 2 cars, so when I buy my next convertible then I would have to pay to store this one, as my husband also has a truck.
Lucy Lou does not want to be stored, she wants to be DRIVEN! She runs like a dream. A blast to drive. Everywhere I go, I have folks stopping me to ask questions, as well as tell me all about a Spitfire that they have owned in the past. Either that, or they have a friend that owns one. Where did I get it? Is it for sale? Isn't it fun to drive! Or, how is it on gas? You name it, they have asked it. I have often come out from grocery shopping and found 2 or 3 men or women clustered about the car, marveling about it. Some even wanting me to raise the bonnet, so they can explain all about the engine and the inner workings of the car. When I stop at a stoplight, drivers roll their windows down to chat about my car. One even asked me to pull over to look inside at the engine, and then launched into a funny story about one that he owned when he was in college. It really is quite amazing.
I took her to a local classic car show 2 weeks ago in Webster, Florida and she won the Tom Cushman's People's Choice Award. Everyone loves her!
Ready to show or drive. She is a wonderful car and a total delight. You would be very lucky to own her. I will be very sad to part with her. NADA GUIDE shows this model with a high retail of $13,700.
Hagerty.com shows the following values for this car:
#1 Concours- $16,600
#2 Excellent- $11,700
#3 Good- $5800
We believe this vehicle falls in the "excellent" category, and is priced under value.
What have I done (or know that has been done) to the car?
New paint job with original paint color “Tahiti Blue”
New interior
New top
New front windshield
New pump for windshield wiper water
Replaced rocket cover gasket
Gas tank indicator
Rebuilt door handle mechanisms
New accelerator cable
Radiator heat shields
New classic side mirrors
Dual carbs have been replaced with Weber carb
New tonneau cover was made and screws were changed from plastic to stainless on the soft top hood cover. The new tonneau cover now snaps right on the hood cover, so the hood cover can still be in place. This is perfect if you are shopping and want to protect the inside from either prying eyes or rain
Bid NOW to buy this piece of history. I want someone to own her that will love her and baby her as much as I do!