( For Sale ) 1980 Triumph Spitfire-1500 - $5,000 (Lewisburg,Wv)
1980 Triumph Spitfire-1500
condition: good cylinders: 4 cylinders drive: rwd fuel: gas odometer: 79850 paint color: red size: sub-compact title status: clean transmission: manual type: convertible
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I'm looking to sell my 1980 Spitfire-1500. I recently checked the compression with a warm engine ( 120-120-117-125 ), adjusted the valve rockers to ten-thousants clearance, set and adjusted the points, and reset the ignition timing with a timing light.
The Spitfire comes with a manual 4-speed with overdrive ( button on top of shifter ). It has new rotors and pads on the front, new drums and pads on the rear, new exhaust with twin mufflers and new pipe, new custom upholstery ( not your standard catalog slip covers ), new steering wheel, new convertible top, new tires, new beauty rings, new rear leaf suspension spring over the rear axle ( a royal pain to install ), new alternator, new upper ball joints and new halogen headlamps.
The Spitfire is due for repainting, thankfully there's no rust or body damage other than some fingernail size dings, and the body and frame are both in very good condition. Even the floor pans are clean and rust free. In fact, this entire car is rust free. I believe the existing red paint is automotive enamel, not a base coat / clear coat type paint job. Which should make repainting less complicated.
Special Note: These English sports cars are well suited for enthusiast who love tinkering and playing with their cars. This type of car is not meant to be a daily driver. It's better suited for Sunday afternoon drives through the country and occasional ice cream runs into town. So if your looking for a high tech automotive machine, this ( MAY NOT BE THE CAR FOR YOU ). We must remember, this is a 40-year old car, and so is it's technology.
Even though there's nothing high tech about this little car, it's a real head turner, and when you're out and about people simply love it.
I ( WILL NOT ANSWER TEXT MESSAGES OR EMAILS ), so please don't waste your time, both will be deleted without reading. Life is simply too short for that nonsense. If you find you're interested in my car, you'll need to call me.
Thanks for looking, and have a great day.
Sonny ( 3 zero 4 - six 73 - zero 118 )
do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers