70s Custom Stored 25+ years One of a Kind Fiberglass Wide Body Spitfire

1967 Triumph Spitfire WideBody Targa 327c.i. V8 4Speed Trans/Axle IRS

Make: Triumph
Model: Spitfire
Type: Convertible
Trim: WideBody Targa 327c.i. V8 4Speed Trans/Axle IRS
Year: 1967
Mileage: 116,000
Engine: 327 Chevy
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 4 speed Saginaw Trans/Axle
Drive type: RWD
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Tempe, Arizona, United States
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Description for Triumph Spitfire 1967

Here goes...This 1967 triumph was shipped to Japan when it wasnew. The first owner was a woman stationed at an USAirForce base in Japan. It was first registered as aprivately owned military service vehicle. The 2nd owner, an afengineerstationed at the basebought it in 1969 and in 1970 had it shipped to the US where he built the Triumph into a one of a kind pure 70s custom American hot rod.This should have been on the turntable in Vegas, not the Datsun!The Triumph has been primarilystored for about 25 years.The body is a not a complete fiberglass body. It utilizes the original hood, trunk lid and body with fiberglass laidovera steel heavy gauge wire-frame. The fiberglass body is not weak at all. There are many cracks in the hood, but the wire frame is strong under it all. The targa top is a two piece custom made set.
The chevy 327 millfires up easily. I have had to use a little spray of starting fluid a few times after letting it sit for a few weeks. It has a electric fuel pump that can be heard until it starts, then all you can hear is the engine. The clutch is strong and goes into gears/shifts withno problem.
Engine is a1966 327 Chevy, 4bolt main,Double hump heads,stock lifters/rockers & mild cam, quadrajet carb, revs quick and soundsnasty.There is no smoke,ticks, tocks, or funny noises. Clutch is a coild sping 10" sprun for max pressure. The clutch pedal is very stiff. There is a fabricated adapter on the bell housing that connects a overdrive unit. It is always in overdrive, making up for rear end gearing/small tires. The rear mounted Transmission/Axleis aSaginaw 4speed from amid-engineCorvair. An adapter was made to provide a driveshaft input to the nose of the transmission. This was very common with mid-engine corvairs. The shift throw is very short. The radiator is1970s chevy truck. The gastank is stock but an additional 8.5 gallon tank was added below the trunk. They are connected together so the stock filler fills both tanks.
The front brakes are from aSpitfire GT and the rear are corvair drums with a pressure regulator. The rear hubs were redrilled to have the same bolt pattern as the front. The master cylinder was replaced a couple months.
Seats are from a later model Spitfire. They were re-upholstered with some thick shag like material but the color is wrong. The custom dashboardhas working gauges. The front parking lights are 60s chevy van, the tail lights are Mustang II.
Only therockers have rusted through, none of the underbody, floors or frame is rusted.
I have only driven it only around the neighborhood under 40mph. The tires are too old and dryrotted and the treads commonly separate and damage the wheel well, I have not been willing to risk that. At low speeds the car feels amazingly nimble and begs for throttle. My firstplan was to change all the fluids, rubber hoses,replace the tires, brake pads, shocks, door/window/top seals and get all the lights working and drive it as it is and figure out any bugs it has, thenlastly repair the body.
This is just abouteverything I know so far about the Triumph.
If you cannot pick it up in person and pay cash the old fashioned way, the a bank wire transfer is the quickest and the safest way to send the money toavoid any scams orfraud.
The title is clear and is 2ndissued titlefrom 1970, signed and notarized.
All offers considered!
Please ask any questions.Thanks.