Member Page: Michael Stoliker

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1976 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Green Michael Stoliker

1976 Triumph Spitfire 1500
FM50633U
"The Phoenix"
1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Faded Vermillion Red Michael Stoliker

1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500
FM74994UE
"Lucky"


2 Vehicles — Total mileage: 27,000 mi (43,452 km) — Average age: 1977

Member Journal – Michael Stoliker's Journal

There are 18 total entries in this Journal.

Tipping Point

Posted on: Friday September 28, 2012

As the title says, I feel I am at a tipping point in my Triumph ownership. Due to my continued unemployment I find myself teetering on the edge of a decision to keep the cars or sell them to recover what little money I can. My concern is that if I keep the cars and wait for the economy to improve to the point where employers will take a chance on a 59 year old IT guy, too much damage will occur to both cars from sitting out in the open under covers and tarps. Frankly, it's getting to th...

Title

Posted on: Saturday June 2, 2012

The Phoenix

The title for the 76 Spitfire came in the mail yesterday along with an unexpected gift...the ignition key. I'm now determined that this car will see the road again. With the body and frame from Rob's 78, and the drivetrain from John's 76, this car will rise from the slow burn of oxidation and with that image the car's name is obvious. Say hello to "The Phoenix". The Phoenix will be put back together and will hopefully be sold to finance the restoration of "The Tomato" and give some lucky p...

I Am Crazy

Posted on: Monday May 28, 2012

I now have 2.5 Spitfires. I went out Saturday to pick up a rust-free (brown paint) Spitfire tub. OK, so it wasn't entirely rust-free, but the previous owner had made some repairs, and the rest of the tub is remarkably solid. In addition, the frame has been stripped and painted. It also helps that I got a pile of parts to go with it. The plan is now to put the 76 back on the road using the parts and getting the title sorted out somehow. Once on the road I plan to sell the car to finance t...

Number Two

Posted on: Sunday May 20, 2012

No more junk in the trunk

I'm now the proud owner of two Spitfires. I brought home a 1976 Spitfire offered for free on this website. Being out of work, I should probably have my head examined as I want to put this car on the road as well as my first Spit, the "Tomato". However, since the rust problems are starting to look insurmountable and there's that small problem of no title, I'll probably break this poor car up for parts. I have to say it breaks my heart to consider this, but it was the plan all along. On t...


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