Triumph Spitfire 1974 sold for £1,961 April 25th Classic Car Auction
The vendor states that he believes the mileage is correct. We have old MOTs and history books back to 1991, including old tax discs. Also includes a valuation certificate dated April ’98 from Triumph Sports 6 Club, which states that the car has reconditioned engine and gearbox spax slicks. Included in history file are some additional Triumph books, including Haynes manual and restoration guides. Finished in white with black trim. Fitted with overdrive.
Estimated sale price: £1,000 – £1,500
Sold for £1,961.
Additional information on the Triumph Spitfire
“The Triumph Spitfire was originally devised by Standard-Triumph to compete in the small sports car market that had opened up with the introduction of the Austin-Healey Sprite. The Sprite had used the basic drive train of the Austin A30/35 in a light body to make up a budget sports car; Triumph’s idea was to use the mechanicals from their small saloon, the Herald, to underpin the new project. Triumph had one advantage, however; where the Austin A30 range was of unitary construction, the Herald featured a separate chassis. It was Triumph’s intention to cut that chassis down and clothe it in a sports body, saving the costs of developing a completely new chassis / body unit.”