Vintage Garage Find Survivor 1970 Triumph Spitfire Mk III Convertible Project

Price: US $8.50 Item location: Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States
  • Make: Triumph
  • Model: Spitfire
  • SubModel: Survivor
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Deluxe
  • Year: 1970
  • Mileage: 41,486
  • VIN: FDU86545L
  • Color: Yellow
  • Engine size: 4 Cylinder
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1970 Triumph Spitfire Survivor

Are you looking for a 1970 Triumph Spitfire Mk. III Project? This is it... a local garage find 1970 Triumph Spitfire project. Most every part it needs is reproduced or can be purchased inexpensively on eBay. Please review all photos and item description before bidding.

This classic British roadster project spent much of its life stored in Southeast WI and is a fairly complete vehicle. It is in need of a reconditioning or restoration as you can see. Please scroll down and enjoy the 200+ photos. If you cannot view all the photos, please click here.

Condition Report:

This vehicle has been stored for years in a garage. It needs to be cleaned, restored or reconditioned. While it appears nearly complete, it has not been started in years, the keys are missing, one alloy wheel is missing, the tires are dry rotted and there is mouse debris in the car. It is also been modified slightly when you look at the dash configuration and aftermarket alarm. Also note the undercoating. We are unsure of the underbody condition under the thick undercoat but did see pinholes in the floor when lifting up the mats.

The paint appears to be originally white and changed to yellow in the 1980s. The vehicle is dirty, the paint has marks and scratches from storage as shown, the condition of the engine is unknown. We are unsure if the engine is original to the vehicle but believe it probably is. In addition, the center portion of the wood dash is missing but these are inexpensive on eBay. It may need subframe work but it looks fairly solid. It will probably need brakes, lines, clutch slave cylinder and a number of other components and work to run and be roadworthy. The numbers stamped on the block are FM17462UE, and the VIN number is located on a tag affixed to the windshield frame.

The good news is that most every is reproduced or can be purchased used and it is complete or nearly complete aside from what is mentioned above. It also has a clear WI title. The interior shows some wear and needs a good cleaning as well.

To summarize, it is our opinion that this vintage 1970 Triumph Spitfire would make a great restoration project, but needs a reconditioning or restoration and is being sold as-is-where-is. This rare find would make a great project for the Triumph or British car enthusiast, father and son or weekend mechanic.

Additional auction information:

This vehicle is sold as-is. We cannot warranty any parts on any used vehicle. Also note there are small marks from use and age as shown in the photos. Any of these should be trailered to their destination until the vehicle is insured and checked over for safety (tires, etc).

The title is free and clear. As with all vintage vehicles, we are also requiring a bill of sale be signed by the new owner stating this vehicle is being purchased as-is.

Please call our store at (414) 727-0600 for additional information on this vehicle. Best of all, we are selling this beauty with NO RESERVE, but do reserve the right to end the auction early as it is for sale locally.

Auction Terms and Conditions:

This vehicle is sold strictly as-is-as shown without any set aside for problems or issues. We welcome and encourage inspection of all vehicles prior to bidding because opinions may vary. All listings are described as accurately as possible. If you plan to have a vehicle inspection, please make sure you inspect the vehicle prior to bidding. Buyer is responsible for any inspection charges and fees.

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The successful high bidder needs to contact us within 48 hours of auction end with a $500 PayPal deposit unless we are contacted in advance and submit payment by means of cashier’s check (verifiable), bank wire transfer or cash within 7 days of auction end. We do not accept checks or payments other than those outlined. Personal or non-bank issued business checks will be rejected.

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Additional Auction Terms

Due to the age and no control over the future use of this item, it is sold strictly as-is as-shown without warranty expressed or implied. You are welcome to inspect this item in person while the auction is running. We are not responsible for any small detail left out of the description as we are a consignment store and not experts on the items we list.

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