×

Live updates appear to be disconnected

Click to refresh now

× Bidding has ended on this item.
View Listing Image

1979 Triumph Spitfire

Winning Bid:
$13,000

Ends In:

1979 Triumph Spitfire

Bid

1979 Triumph Spitfire

Sold

1979 Triumph Spitfire

Winning Bid: $13,000 (USD) by: Rthompson

Ends In:

Auction Type:  Reserve

End Date:


Chassis/VIN:

FM92948 U

Location:

Phoenix, Arizona

Odometer:

12,412 (Mi)

Lot Number:

6900198

Engine:

1500

Seller:

Private Party

Transmission:

Manual

Carfax:

TITLE/VIN CHECK  

Confirmed

Winning Bid: $13,000 (USD) by: Rthompson

Auction Type:  Reserve

Ends In:

End Date:

Listing Views
6,418 Views

Your bid is a contract between you and the listing creator. If you have the highest bid you will enter into a legally binding purchase contract.

Chassis/VIN:

FM92948 U

Location:

Phoenix, Arizona

Odometer:

12,412 (Mi)

Lot Number:

6900198

Engine:

1500

Seller:

Private Party

Transmission:

Manual

Carfax:

TITLE/VIN CHECK  

Confirmed

 

Your bid is a contract between you and the listing creator. If you have the highest bid you will enter into a legally binding purchase contract.

Vehicle Story

This 1979 Triumph Spitfire 1500 convertible is a very original example that has been owned by the seller for 13 years and shows only 12,400 miles. A recent mechanical refurbishment included the replacement of the hoses, solenoid, and battery. It is powered by a 1.5-liter inline-4 paired with a 4-speed manual transmission. Finished in brown over a tan cloth interior, this Spitfire is now offered with documentation back to new, a tonneau cover, the original radio, and a clear Arizona title in the seller’s name.

This Spitfire is reported to be finished in its original coat of brown paint and has a black cloth retractable top with a plastic rear window. According to the seller, the car has been garaged and covered and recently received a full professional detail. Exterior features consist of chrome bumpers with black guards, Spitfire 1500 decals fitted to the hood and rear deck, and a chrome luggage rack. A tonneau cover is included with the sale.

Factory 13” steel wheels are wrapped in new 175/70 tires. Braking is handled by discs up front and drums in the rear.

The seats retain the original tan vinyl covers with houndstooth inserts with replaced foam cushions, and the door panels are finished in matching vinyl. Amenities include woodgrain dash trim, a heater, and an Alpine AM/FM/CD/MP3 head unit with two additional speakers and a cut-off switch in the glove compartment. The original radio is included with the sale.

Instrumentation includes a 120-mph speedometer, 7k tachometer, and gauges for fuel level and coolant temperature. The 5-digit mechanical odometer reads 12,400 miles, which the seller asserts is true and accurate.  

The original 1.5-liter inline-4 has received recent maintenance including replacement of the hoses, solenoid, and battery. The seller states that the engine is fully sorted and free of leaks. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a 4-speed manual transmission with a console-mounted shift lever.

The sale includes an original bill of sale, owner's handbook, maintenance records dating back to new, a tonneau cover, and the original radio.

Additional Photos

Comments & Questions

May 12, 2021
12:36 PM
Seller

@O-E – How much did it cost you to ship the car? ...

I had it hauled by Van Dam Trucking. The owner has since sold the business to another hauler but I can find out who that is if you are interested. I paid $1200 (I have the receipt) from Fargo, ND, to Phoenix, AZ, on July 6, 2007. I used Van Dam because all he hauls is exotic/classic/expensive cars and knows how to protect them plus it's an enclosed van. Regards, Kathleen

May 12, 2021
12:28 PM
Seller

@Rambo – 12,000 mile is the actual mileage? ...

Basically yes, it currently has 12,413 actual miles. I have all the repair records showing the mileage in and out to verify that is the actual miles. Regards, Kathleen

May 12, 2021
12:12 PM
O-E

@KathleenS – There are several car haulers. I had this transported in an enclosed car hauler from Fargo, ND, to Phoenix, AZ, when I purchased it which I would totally recommend. I have transported cars in an open car hauler and upon arrival they are extremely dirty, inside and out. Barrett Jackson Car Auction uses one called Reliable but there are several carriers available. Regards, Kathleen ...

How much did it cost you to ship the car?

May 12, 2021
12:09 PM

12,000 mile is the actual mileage?

May 12, 2021
08:12 AM
Seller

@O-E – Hi. I live in NY. How would I get the car to me? Best, Eric ...

There are several car haulers. I had this transported in an enclosed car hauler from Fargo, ND, to Phoenix, AZ, when I purchased it which I would totally recommend. I have transported cars in an open car hauler and upon arrival they are extremely dirty, inside and out. Barrett Jackson Car Auction uses one called Reliable but there are several carriers available. Regards, Kathleen

May 12, 2021
04:46 AM
O-E

Hi. I live in NY. How would I get the car to me? Best, Eric

May 07, 2021
11:27 AM
Seller

@IamLostRU – You know, back then even as a Triumph guy (for affordability if nothing else) Spits were not my favorite (and always surprised they didn't put the GT6+ motor in it at some point). But seeing this now - a seemingly absolutely lovely car - rather infrequently seen - I guess maturity has given me a better perspective. ...

Thank you for the favorable comment. She has been truly loved by all her owners. Someone hopefully will take the same care with her as I have, she's worth it! Kathleen

May 07, 2021
09:37 AM

You know, back then even as a Triumph guy (for affordability if nothing else) Spits were not my favorite (and always surprised they didn't put the GT6+ motor in it at some point). But seeing this now - a seemingly absolutely lovely car - rather infrequently seen - I guess maturity has given me a better perspective.

Load More Comments