Beautiful Restored 1978 Triumph Spitfire - Red with Black Top

Price: - Item location: Normal, Illinois, United States
  • Make: Triumph
  • Model: Spitfire
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Spitfire Convertible
  • Year: 1978
  • Mileage: 86,780
  • VIN: FM75302U
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 1500 cc
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: CD Player, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1978 Triumph Spitfire

I have for sale a beautifully restored 1978 Triumph Spitfire Convertible in a deep red with black interior and top. It stands out head & shoulders above any it is parked by. One of thefinest examples available anywhere currently for sale. It comes from being owned25 years by the second owners. It was restored a couple of years back after the Grandson of the second owner received it. No expense was sparedon any upgrades to this beautiful sports car at that time.All of these British Sports Cars were very fragile anddifficult to find ina solid condition these days! This Spitfire is as solid and meticulously maintained as any you could find! It has beena winner in many car shows. Thousands were invested as the condition easily shows. The following is a partial list of what has been done during the restoration:


1500 cc - Balanced, Lined Bored & Pinned Thrusts

10:1 Compression Pistons

ARP Rod Bolts, ARP Head Studs

Head Rebuilt, New Valves & Guides

TS High Rev "B" Cam (Midrange Power)

TS High Rev Dual Valve Springs

Tufftrided Rocker Shaft

Tuffrided Solid Lifters

Chromoly Push Rods

Ally Valve Cover

Racing Header - Power Coated & Heat Wrapped

Weber DGV 2 bbl Matched Carb & Intake - Manual Choke

K&N Air Filter & Breather

Flame Thrower Electronic Ignition Conversion

Lucas Sport Coil

New Radiator

New Water pump & Starter

Dual Electronic Fan Conversion with Fan Controller Module

New Fuel Pump

Engine Color Matched to Body - Painted/Cleared/Baked

AllCovers Power Coated

Motor has great power and pulls the car very well!! The upgrades make the car very reliable and a blast to drive. Starts right up and runs strong. Very solid and tight engine. Around 5,000 miles on overhaul. Highly detailed engine compartment.

Optima Battery


Transmission disassembled - inspected & resealed

New clutch

New master cylinder & New slave cylinder


Solid body and frame with no rust - Completely repainted.

Chassis sealed and under coated

Firewall stripped and matte black finish applied

Rear bumper extensions deleted, stainless hardware

Front bumper covers cut down and recessed back 3"

Headlight bucks professionally chromed

All chrome trim and hardware new

The body is extremely straight and the paint is amazing! Deep high gloss. No dents, dings or scratches. Only issue is the small paint crack on the rear deck lid from closing it on something. Can easily be corrected if wanted. have some of the original paint that will be included with the car.

Interior & Top:

New black seat covers, carpet and door panels

Wood dash has been restored with new SCCA tag

New Robbins Convertible Top wit zip out rear window

Boot in black with white piping

Upgraded wood steering wheel


Perfect 13" Alloy Mini Lites and Sumitomo Tires

Breaks & Suspension:

New breaks and suspension parts

New master cyl.


Sony CD Player with Remote & 2 Alpine 6x9 speakers

Most of the wiring in the engine compartment has been replaced

All exterior lights and gauges work.

Here are some links of it running:

This Spitfire has always been lovingly cared for as the condition shows. Always garaged. A blast to drive with the top down in the summer as well as enjoying inthe upcoming fall days! There is nothing I know of it needs. I would put this Spitfire up against any in its price range and feel it could not be beaten! I have included as many pics of it as I could. Please e-mail me with any questions you have. I will answer them all and send additional pics of anything you would want to see. Clear title in hand. Please note it is a 38 year old British Sports Car and although I feel there is nothing it needs I am selling it "as is as best described" and without any guaranties or warranty. It is the buyers responsibility to arrange for pick up and shipping after auction has closed. I will work with you the best I can for timing of pick up. Note - a $500.00 deposit must be placed in my Pay Pal account immediately at close of the auction. (Even if you live close by or picking it up within a few days it still must be submitted at the end of the auction.) Balance of payment must be made within 7 days by bank transfer, bank draft or cash.