BaT Auction: 1979 Triumph Spitfire at No Reserve

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This 1979 Triumph Spitfire is finished in white over a black and gray interior and powered by 1,500cc inline-four paired with a 4-speed manual transmission. The car was recently acquired by the selling dealer from a previous owner, with whom it had reportedly stayed since 1984. Subsequent work included a repaint, a fresh soft top and upholstery, a replacement fuel pump and front brakes, and more. This Spitfire is offered at no reserve with receipts dating to 1991 and a clean Arizona title.

The body was recently repainted in its original color by the seller due to cracking and fading in the previous finish. Trim includes late-production black bumpers as well as a chrome luggage rack mounted to the trunk lid. A new soft top has been sourced and is shown raised in the gallery below.

BaT Auction: 1979 Triumph Spitfire at No Reserve

Stock 13″ wheels wear new Maxtour All Season GT tires, and the front brake pads have been replaced. The seller reports peeling of the windshield seal, a replacement for which is included in the sale. The passenger door latch does not always function correctly.

BaT Auction: 1979 Triumph Spitfire at No Reserve

The seats have been reupholstered in black vinyl with grey fabric inserts. A stock 3-spoke steering wheel fronts a dash with new wood paneling, and an older AM/FM cassette stereo is fitted in the center stack. The speedometer is noted as inoperative, reportedly leaving the odometer stopped at 83,540 miles. Total mileage is unknown.

 

BaT Auction: 1979 Triumph Spitfire at No Reserve

The 1,500cc inline-four is fitted with a Weber carburetor. Recent work included fitment of a new thermostat, a valve clearance check, and an oil/filter change. Compression readings of 105 psi are reported across all four cylinders.

A video showing a walk-around, engine start, and short drive is provided above.

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