Classic and Sportscar Centre

Telephone: 01944 758000
Email: [email protected]

Classic and Sportscar Centre, Malton

Corner Farm, West Knapton, Malton, North Yorkshire, UK, YO17 8JB

Opening Hours

  • Mon-Fri: 9.00am-5.30pm
  • Sunday: 10am-4pm
  • Closed Saturday
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Price: £SOLD

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1979 Triumph Spitfire 1500

This ultra-low mileage, low ownership Triumph Spitfire was first registered on the 22nd November 1979. LNO 381V left the factory in Vermillion Red with optional overdrive and a hard top that is still with the car today. The Triumph was registered new in Brentwood, Essex and changed hands within the town to a lady on the 16th October 1988. She kept the car until 2011 but we believe the Spitfire had spent many years off the road. The Triumph was not used from 2011 to the summer of 2015 when it was subject of some basic re-commissioning work. The Triumph was MOT tested but only covered 15 miles from 2015-2016 and the car arrived with us in totally original condition with a mileage of just 25000.

On arrival at our Malton Coachworks workshop, the Triumph was checked over and various work was recommended. The vehicle was programmed into the schedule and has since benefitted from a rebuilt gearbox, replacement brake caliper, brake hose, front and rear wheel cylinders, new rear brake shoes, new brake master cylinder, replacement brake fluid, new sump gasket, timing cover gasket, timing cover oil seal, replacement radiator, new fan belt, new thermostat housing, new starter solenoid, windscreen washer pump, new petrol tank sender unit and new headlight switch. The Triumph was MOT tested and has driven to us faultlessly from Malton.

LNO 381V is remarkably original and looks it too. The bodywork is totally solid, the prone areas to corrosion at the front of the chassis are in exceptional order, but paintwork has aged and minor blemishes and imperfections are visible. This is an ideal candidate for regular use; it can be driven all year round without hesitation. The car is also an ideal candidate for stripping down and taking to a ‘concours' standard. With a full strip down and professional re-paint with new seals, some re-chroming, the car could be truly exceptional and considering the level of originality and low mileage, this would hugely increase the cars value. The interior trim is also totally original with an exceptional dashboard, smart carpets and door cards. The seats ideally could be re-foamed and tightened up; they have aged but must be preserved. This is a remarkable little car and it is in excellent mechanical order and is first class to drive with working overdrive, superb strong engine and rebuilt gearbox. 

Price: £SOLD