1969 Triumph Spitfire Mark 3

1969 Triumph Spitfire

Condition: Used
Make: Triumph
Model: Spitfire
SubModel: Mark 3
Type: Convertible
Year: 1969
Mileage: 65000
VIN: FDU 49890 L
Color: Damson Maroon
Engine: 1300 4 cylinder
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: Rear wheel
Interior color: Tan / Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Dallas, Texas, United States
Extras
CD Player, Convertible
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Description for Triumph Spitfire 1969

1969 Triumph Spitfire - Mark 3: this car has not had a ground up restoration, but looks and runs great, is in very sound mechanical shape and very good cosmetic shape, rust free and is a true “head-turner”! This car is fun to drive and is easy to maintain. I love this car but due to new job and new residence, I simply don’t have the time to enjoy it and lack an adequate place to maintain it properly for the long term. This car is garage-kept and covered / not seen rain since 2010 acquisition. The car has one slight scratch on left front fender, and the driver-side door does not line up perfectly with the body at the base. The blower motor is inoperable. It does leak oil slightly – but seems most all these cars do. Included is a hard top (painted but not restored, with carrier rack and almost all parts for restoration.) Also included is the original intake manifold and carburetors.

List of items replaced or renewed since 2010

  • · Rebuilt Mark IV gearbox (3 rail Synchromesh – including 1st gear)
  • · Rebuilt differential
  • · Re-manufactured transverse rear leaf spring
  • · Replaced universal joints
  • · New rear brakes
  • · New rear shocks
  • · Re-manufactured distributor (Rimmer Bros)
  • · New Dynamo (generator) Voltage Regulator
  • · New Dynamo (generator)
  • · New water temperature sender
  • · New oil pressure sender
  • · New fuel pump
  • · New fuel tank
  • · New Pace Setter headers with Pace Setter exhaust
  • · New Weber 32/36 DGV 5A carburetor (manual choke) / Pierce intake manifold
  • · New tires
  • · New wheels / California Chrome (chromed)
  • · New clutch
  • · New brake master cylinder
  • · New interior (door panels, carpet, rear panel and seats completely rebuilt)
  • · New steering wheel / horn activator assembly
  • · New weather stripping rubber
  • · Hood (soft top) is in good shape / re-installed on repaired frame – fit tight / vinyl clear but some yellowing
  • · New AM/FM/CD/USB Kenwood / new stereo speakers (2) rear cockpit panel mounted
  • · Bumpers all straightened and re-chromed (Dallas Bumpers)
  • · New boot (trunk) interior panel and materials
  • · Virtually all hardware used throughout the car is stainless steel

Notes / Features

· Has optional hard top (restoration not complete / most all parts)

o Ready for restoration – (repainted to match car) / lacking window rubber & headliner

o Rear plexi-glass broken / must be replaced

o Includes roller trolley for storage and cover (matches car cover)

· Full car cover included

· Substantial amount of support parts and supplies

Additional Parts included

· Original intake manifold and carburetors (suitable for rebuild if ever desired)

· New front shocks (in the box)

· Touch-up paint(s)

· Various Weber carburetor parts & jets

Non-operational equipment / issues

· Windshield washer (manual)

· Windshield defrost blower / car heater blower

· Oil leak at rear main seal (not unusual / these cars simply leak oil)

The following books / manuals / DVD remain with car

· Haynes / Triumph Spitfire 1962 thru 1981 Automotive Repair Manual

· Haynes / Restoration Manual – Triumph Spitfire (GT6, Vitesse & Herald)

· Practical Classics & Car Restorer / Owners Workshop Manual – Spitfire 1969-1980

· Weber Carburetor / Tuning Manual

· Pierce Manifolds (DVD) – Weber, DGV, DGEV Carburetor Tips 2011

· Original Spitfire Mk 3 Triumph (owner’s) handbook (UK version / not originally with this car)