Triumph Spitfire 1972 Mk IV Plus Overdrive

Price: - Item location: Chester, New York, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Triumph
  • Model: Spitfire
  • Type: U/K
  • Trim: Base
  • Year: 1972
  • Mileage: 79,499
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 1.3L 1296CC 79Cu. In. l4 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: U/K
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1972 Triumph Spitfire Base

This is a 1972 Triumph Spitfire Mk IV in Pimento red.

It has a 1300cc engine plus J-Type Overdrive.

This car has been totally reliable in my ownership, starting easily and running well. The engine appears to be in good condition with no visible smoke on start-up. Like most classic Triumphs it drips a little oil. Originally a non-overdrive car, the overdrive transmission was fitted recently and operates correctly with the switch being on the gearstick. (Original transmission available)

The braking system has recently been overhauled as has been much of the suspension. Braking is smooth and effective, as is the parking brake. The exhaust has been replaced recently.

The bodywork is generally good, though there are a few minor dings and blemishes in the paintwork commensurate with its age. This aside the paintwork is good with little sign of "orange peel". It has a good shine. There is little evidence of rust; the driver's footwell flooring has been repaired but apart from this all bodywork appears sound. There is minor cracking in the area around the hood clamps and near the headlights, both common Spitfire features.I have recently coated the underbody with black rubberised paint to add to rust prevention. The chassis frame including outriggers looks sound with only minor surface rusting in places.

The Minator wheels are in excellent condition and make an attractive period feature.

The interior is in good condition. The whole carpet set is new, black with attractive red edging. Both door panels are new as is the dashtop cover. The car has its original high-back seats. Securon retractable seat belts have recently been fitted to improve safety, but this means the original seatbelt warning light does not function. The wiring however is still present if the new owner wished to replace the belts with original style items. There is no radio but a 12 V socket plus a USB socket are located in the radio space. The trunk has recently been lined with black vinyl and carpeting, making it neater and more attractive than the original. There is a spare wheel and cover.

The soft top is showing its age in places but is basically sound. Some stitching along seams has been repaired and is not as tidy as the original. Most Spitfires however rarely need the top up! It has its own boot cover when the soft top is folded down.

All in all, this is a good looking usable car that needs nothing major doing before being ready to enjoy. The mileage quoted is as shown, not guaranteed correct.

I have described this to the best of my knowledge and understanding. The car comes with no warranty. Any car over 40 years old is likely to show its age in some way and this is no exception. It is not a concours car. Any potential purchaser is encouraged to view the car before purchase. It is available to view in Chester NY - Hudson Valley area near the 87 thruway, 84 Interstate and 17. About 50 miles north of NYC. More photos are available.

$500 due immediately with balance within 7 days. Car will not be released until full payment received and confirmed.