1980 Triumph Spitfire 22,588 original miles 2 owners

Price: US $14,995.00 Item location: Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
  • Make: Triumph
  • Model: Spitfire
  • Year: 1980
  • Mileage: 22588
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1980 Triumph Spitfire

The Triumph Spitfire 1500, according to the original brochure, is a true sports car whose classic lines express "the harmony of power and grace which is the car's hallmark." The brochure boasted that the 1,493-cc engine is strict on fuel but generous on power. Developing 71 bhp at 5,500 rpm, and the included optional overdrive is reported to allow 50 mpg. This car has been maintained flawlessly and only has 22,588 original miles on the odometer and is in 100% original condition.

It's also the last of its kind, as Triumph ceased production of the Spitfire in 1980. This car stayed in the hands of the original Triumph owner for many years and was purchased 4 years ago and only driven by the current owner in the summer months and maintained perfectly. Finished in white with a hounds-tooth interior, this car is equipped with factory overdrive, tonneau cover & top bootfor when the top is down.

The 1980 Triumph Spitfire 1500 features all-around independent suspension, positive and accurate rack-and-pinion steering, radial tires. The nine-inch disc brakes in the front and drums to the rear. Contoured seats with headrests are faced in hounds-tooth-patterned brushed-nylon fabric, and interior appointments include a walnut veneer fascia on the dashboard, pile carpet, front parcel shelves, and a center armrest. A cigar lighter, steering wheel, and a two-speed electric windshield wiper, heat & defrost fan along with original AM/FM radio round out the amenities.

The Spitfire has performance, it has style. It is economical and robust. It has impeccable road manners, which come from the proud traditions of the Triumph sports car, a pedigree which assures you of technical excellence and reliability with styling and appointments to appeal to the individualist. This is what car collecting is all about, as this Spitfire represents a time machine from Triumph showrooms in 1980.