1980 triumph spitfire 1500

triumph spitfire 1500 1980 rare find
classic styling improved by aerospace material upgrades

Make: triumph

Model: spitfire

Year: 1980

Engine: 1.5L 1493CC l4 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated

Engine: RWD

Mileage: 35,212

VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): TFLDW6AT000004W

Number of Cylinders: 4

Transmission: manual 5 spd

Body Type: convertible with hard top

Warranty: vehicle does not have an existing warranty

Fuel Type: gasoline

this classic sports well in show, as a daily
driver, or would perform well in autocross as it benefits from significant
suspension, brake, hub, roll bar and exhaust upgrades, greatly
improving the performance and safety of this iconic classic convertible.
there is a recently refinished hard top, canvas soft top, and
tonneau finish skirt. this car is fast with a smooth precise gear shift, hums
at highway speeds.
this roadster has a whisper ride without a single
squeak, rattle or any noise…. save for the velvety exhaust notes. besides
the exquisite care this car has had throughout it’s life, this is attributed to
the entire exhaust system (stainless steel) being welded at the joints,
and the custom roll bar (polished ss) with 3 contoured attachment points
through body and secured to chasis.
this is the next to last year of
production with numerous engineering benefits over the spitfire’s
evovlement. it was originally imported from england to nova scotia, resided
in british columbia, retaining the sleek chrome bumpers as did the
european destination cars of that year. it was garaged, blocked
and oil drained in october for 6 months each year. as third owner,
i imported it from bc in 2011 to virginia where it has added 3,00 miles to
total 35,000 original miles. it has been in a dehumidfied, temperature
controlled garage and driven regularly. it has never failed to start, idle
smoothly, nor overheat. you will find the upgrade list and quality materials to
be unmatched by another t 1500 spitfire.
this car has been cared for by a top east coast
classic car shop with a resume that includes perfect pointed pebble beach
entries. serious inquiries should contact me by
email through ebay for direct phone access to the mechanics that are
familiar with this car.
check the websites sited for additional upgrade
detail on this car’s features at pri, motocancelli, mike lempert, and jet hot as noted below.
formerly known as pri, prirace, as performance race industries- those
familiar with chris cancelli know the exceptional level of innovation and
unmatched performance in their re-engineered upgraded parts.
brake kit 11 3/4 vented rotors, 4 piston calipers, high performance brake
pads and stainless steel braided hoses. pri rotor hats and caliper
hangers are made from 7075-t6 aerospace aluminum. they are then
hard anodized for even greater strength and corrosion resistance.
lightweight and ultimate strength (cost $3500 with installation)
prirace or motocancelli websites.
hub/adapters allows
upsized wheels, fitted with 195/50/15 tires, on oversized spindles from triumph
gt6 specs for added strength, they also
share the larger spitfire bearings. pri milled with 7075-t6 aero aluminum (cost $1500 installed)
upgraded suspension: pri a.a. aluminum coil over shock design, adjustable for height and ride
polished stainless steel looped
roll bar custom made for spitfire by pri close to 80lbs, this is overbuilt for stability (cost $1800 with
carrera 2 wood steering wheel exact replica of 1960 porsche
356 wheel with 45 precison pieces by mike lempert of charleston, sc: teak body
with ebony edging, finger indented underside, precision original v
groove interfaces- took mike two years to refine cutting blades to achieve.
mounted with a lemans falcon 6 slotted spoke wheel and sprite falcon
polished steering hub (cost $1550 installed, originals sell for over $3500).
gear shift: spalted maplewood
dash: myrtlewood burl
from the pacific coast coos bay, oregon
hid lights expose 40 yards either side of roadway
bumpers rechromed (2010)
and are flawless.
exhaust headers ceramic coated jet
hot polished platinum with lifetime warranty-
no stray heat in engine
bay, or in the car: jet-hot website
c9 5 speed transmission from pierce manifold
in california
front and rear sway bar arms
ss fuel lines
su hs4 carbs rarely need
adjustment, trouble free
petronix electronic ignition
seats re cushioned (2013) and recovered, and cabin recarpeted (2011)
am fm radio/casette with new speakers
new battery, master brake cylinder,
rear axle wheel bearings and seals
upgraded all wiring, and fuse box
alternator ac delco 65 amp
vehicle comes with two covers, light breathable and weather resistant, a rolling stand for storing the hard top, and numerous spare parts.
original owner’s manual, maintenance manual and other literature in excellent condition.
production trace certificate provided by british motor industry heritage trust.
this vehicle is sold as is with no warranty, and requires pick up or professional transport provided by buyer from central virginia.
$2000.00 deposit through paypal within 48 hours of successful bid, with balance to remit as cash, cashier’s check or bank transfer within 5 business days after end of auction. if paid by cashier’s check, car can be transported two weeks after check has cleared.this auction is subject to withdrawl if a local sale is executed first.

Item location: Crozet, Virginia, United States


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