1978 Triumph Spitfire

1500 Convertible + Hard Top

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1978
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    1500FH113954L
  • Lot number 
    10
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    beige
  • Interior colour 
    Red
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Beige
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

¨Monaco registration
Chassis # 1500FH113954L

No reserve
• Beautifully restored
• Hardtop
• A 1500, the most powerful version

1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 convertible hardtop
Before being called the Spitfire, this attractive little British Triumph convertible had the code name of "Bomb". Harry Webster and his team, responsible for designing the sports car, designed a car to challenge the little Austin-Healey Sprite, and decided to get the car designed by Giovanni Michelotti, who had already designed the pretty little Triumph Herald.
The Spitfire presented here is the 1500 version, which has the advantage of being equipped with a rare hardtop. Our collector wanted for his wife a perfect example and thus he got his body builder and personal mechanic to address a very comprehensive restoration of this car.
Over a year the car was restored to Mk4 configuration, which did away with the inelegant black bumpers and spoiler. The car was completely dismantled. The mechanicals and the brakes redone, the body laid bare and then completely repainted. The interior has beautiful upholstery, completely redone in red leather. The car is equipped with a wooden steering wheel from Lecarra, new carpets and a dash in varnished wood worthy of a much more upscale car. The car has covered very few kilometers since its restoration. Equipped with spoked wheels with central locking, it is an interesting opportunity to acquire a Spitfire restored at immense expense, for an amount not much greater than its market value. It only needs to be taken over by an enthusiast who will soon get attached to the charm of this sports car with so much character.