Highlights

  • Offered with an advisory-free (voluntary) MOT valid until 19th March 2025
  • Subject to a recent full respray, wheel refurbishment and the fitment of a new hood
  • Substantial mechanical overhaul carried out including replacement of all engine gaskets and an all-new cooling system
  • Refurbished interior with new door cards and carpets

The Appeal

Showcasing svelte Michelotti-designed roadster bodywork and based upon the Triumph Herald’s innovative chassis, the Spitfire proved a consummate performer. Small, lightweight, rear-wheel drive sports cars are almost always excellent fun to drive and the Spitfire is no exception.
This 1972 MkIV example is superbly presented and benefits from a great deal of recent work. 
Following a full respray in high-gloss Sapphire Blue, the bodywork is a particular highlight, as are the replacement soft top, refurbished wheels and well-preserved chrome. On the inside, all looks commendably original and smart following seat refurbishment and new carpets and door cards. We’re informed that the mechanics are similarly well-sorted, with an upgraded cooling system and numerous new components fitted. 
In short - this looks a very fine example.
For those seeking a classic British roadster that’s ready to enjoy, we heartily recommend this Triumph Spitfire.


The History and Paperwork

  • We’re advised that the car is accompanied by an extensive collection of invoices dating back to the 1990s
  • 42,154 miles indicated
  • Exempt from road tax and MOT testing
  • Voluntarily submitted for MOT - recently passing first time with no advisories

The Condition

  • Full respray in high-gloss Sapphire
  • Straight bodywork with good panel alignment
  • Refurbished wheels
  • We’re advised that all four tyres have ample tread and are in good shape
  • New soft top fitted
  • Handsome chromework showing only small age-commensurate imperfections
  • Smart luggage compartment
  • The vendor assures us that the underside presents impeccably - with no issues identified during the recent MOT test
  • Refurbished seats
  • Original dashboard in very good condition
  • Kenwood radio fitted
  • Moto-Lita sports steering wheel
  • Wooden Triumph gear knob
  • The vendor informs us that all the instruments and switches work
  • New carpets and door cards fitted



The Mechanics 

  • 1,296 cc four-cylinder petrol engine
  • Four-speed manual gearbox
  • Fully detailed engine compartment
  • New gaskets fitted throughput the engine
  • Acuspark HT leads and new distributor cap
  • Battery isolator fitted
  • New starter motor
  • Cooling system upgraded with high-capacity aluminium radiator and a new water pump
  • We’re assured that the Triumph drives very well indeed, sounds great and is very responsive



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We request that a non-refundable fee  be paid if you are the lucky winning bidder at auction or if your offer is accepted Please refer to our helpful FAQs and T&Cs for specific rates. 
This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is Where Is’ basis and without warranty. Photos and descriptions are solely for guidance purposes and it's customary to carry out a full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase for your own peace of mind. 
✓ VAT is included in the buyer's deposit. VAT may or may not be included in the final bid or offer price, as specified in the listing. 
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1972
  • Make Triumph
  • Model Spitfire
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 42,154 Miles
  • Engine size 1296
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location London
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
30 bids
  • ni•••• £7,100 18/06/24
  • ve•••• £7,000 18/06/24
  • ni•••• £6,900 18/06/24
  • ve•••• £6,800 18/06/24
  • ni•••• £6,700 18/06/24
  • je•••• £6,600 18/06/24
  • ni•••• £6,500 18/06/24
  • je•••• £5,600 18/06/24
  • ve•••• £5,500 18/06/24
  • hu•••• £5,400 18/06/24
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