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Burner Gold Member Dale Williams
Outside U.S., South Africa   ZAF
Mounting a Nissan 1400 engine in a Spit is rather common in South Africa. But sticking one in a Mk3, then asking 12 000 USD.... not as much. To put it in perspective, a mint condition original Mk3 goes for 7000 USD. This is a dealership, but wow...

What do you guys think? A lovely car ruined in my opinion!














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spitlist Joe Curry
Sahuarita, Sahuarita, AZ, USA   USA
My son sold his Mk2 3 years ago for $12,500.


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Burner Gold Member Dale Williams
Outside U.S., South Africa   ZAF
I know which car I'd drop 12k on....

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walla walla, WA, USA   USA
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Walla Walla"
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Portland"
1972 Triumph Spitfire MkIV "Spokane"
1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Dayton"    & more
I think they are nuts.
Dan

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TheZster Steven Z
SAINT LOUIS, MO, USA   USA
I dunno... looks like a nice rebuild...

Z

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79bluespit Rick Lazio
Burlington, ON, Canada   CAN
to the purists its ruined. to most others it's improved. but 12 large?

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grubscrew grub screw
The suburbs of, Winfield, Maryland, USA   USA
In reply to # 1505615 by Burner

What do you guys think? A lovely car ruined in my opinion!


Agreed!



Dave
1970 Spitfire Mk3
FDU 78359L
34/11 (Jasmine yellow/Black interior)

1962 Triumph TR3B
TCF 575L
Signal Red/Red interior

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tightapex Greg Bailey
Gilroy, CA, USA   USA
1974 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "The Toy"
I can't go as far and say "ruined." It seems to be a fairly clean installation with an engine that looks almost stock. Add the aluminum head, updated transmission, electrics and a shifter in the stock position, it's not bad. The hood scoop is a little unfortunate, but not the worst thing in the world. Now $12K? I guess everyone has a price.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-01-06 10:37 AM by tightapex.

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