1972 Triumph Spitfire Restored - Ready to Drive

1972 Triumph Spitfire

Condition: Used
Make: Triumph
Model: Spitfire
Type: Convertible
Year: 1972
Mileage: 15000
VIN: 1FK33441U
Color: Silver
Engine: 1500
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Lebanon, Connecticut, United States
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Description for Triumph Spitfire 1972

1972 Triumph Spitfire

Manufactured in Seniffe Belgium

Fully restored 2007

Mirage since restoration is approximately 15000

Always stored in a garage (winter months car cover used while in the garage)

All original, all could have been found in the 70s, except the radio and headlights

Driven occasionally, when it’s not raining, from April until November

Not a Show Car, but Car that Shows (most car shows entered result in a place 1st to 3rd in its class…see trophies)

Video of Spitfire: https://youtu.be/6ztmSeEEDjA

ENGINE

Rebuilt & blueprinted 1492cc engine by Bob Wanta (One of the last Wanta Wonders)

Kent racing cam

Twin SU HS4’s with gross jets

Racing Heat Shield for carbs

Ram air for carbs

Ceramic-coated intake manifold inside and out

Ceramic-coated 4 -2 -1 British racing header (not the aftermarket 4-1)

Mocal 10 row oil cooler w/stainless steel oil lines

Aluminum valve cover

SUSPENSION / DRIVE

Oversize 1 inch front sway bar

GT6 front springs with bushings

SPAZ adjustable gas shocks front and rear

GT6 differential 3.27:1

Performance Superlite alloy wheels (correct for period)

ELECTRICAL

Lucas electronic ignition

Lucas gold performance ignition coil

Magnecore performance ignition wires

Projector headlights with PIA H4’s

New horns (dual tone)

INTERIOR

Tourist Trophy steering wheel

GT6 bucket seats

Smith’s dual oil and water gauge

New Carpet

New visors

Refinished wood dash

New foam in seats

New back panel

EXTERIOR

Painted in BMW Trident Silver

Blacked out chrome

New convertible top

Known issues:

Tachometer does not work: since I upgraded to the Lucas Electronic Ignition system there is no tach gear on the distributor. Solution: replace the tachometer that can accept the electronic connection (I have that as part of the sale)

Speedometer does not work: since I installed a GT6 rear end (taller gears) the speedo cable is not connected as it has a false reading. Solution: purchase a gear for the speedo to match the gauge/speed.