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Registry: 1970 Triumph Spitfire MkIII



grub screw's 1970 Triumph Spitfire MkIII
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Vehicle Information

Owner: grub screw   [grubscrew]
Location: The suburbs of, Winfield, Maryland, USA USA
Status: Running


VIN:FDU78359L
Model Year:1970
Build Date:1969-11-01
Original Colour:34/11 jasmine yellow/black int
Current Colour:34/11 jasmine yellow/black int
Engine Type:1.3L 4 cyl 3 mains
Transmission:4 spd non-synch
Last Updated:2013-12-09 20:30:39

 

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Member Comments on Registry: 1970 Triumph Spitfire MkIII   ↵
Rated 9.6 out of 10 based on 28 ratings
2012-06-11 18:10:04 # 6391
I also have a 70 and the RAF badge was in the trunk when I bought it last year. I am having a hard time figuring out where all the badges are suppose to be. Do you know where everything goes? Any pics? I don't think the mirrors are in the right spots either. Anything would be of help. Thanks
2012-06-11 18:59:39 # 6397
Comment by grub screw
Carrolleigh - Welcome to the forum. I will send you a reply via Private Message, that way I can attach some photos for you.
Dave
2012-08-21 16:00:59 # 7204
do you happen to have the exact location where the RAF badge goes so that I can remount mine?
2013-11-22 07:24:33 # 12988
Comment by Tim P
Rating: 9/10
Nice car
2014-10-23 13:31:48 # 21137
Comment by Joe Otero
Rating: 9/10
Looks like a lot of luv put into this build (err rebuild).. Congrats!
2014-12-28 20:03:01 # 22654
Comment by Dave Ertel
dave beautiful car looks real nice
2015-01-31 20:38:54 # 23571
Comment by Bryan Robbins
tell me about the Hub caps there cool..
2015-02-02 19:52:44 # 23631
Comment by grub screw
Bryan - The hubcaps are the "dog dish" hubcaps that were used on earlier cars...and I added the chrome beauty rings. Neither is correct for the 1970 Spitfire, but I like the look much better than the correct wheel covers. When I get involved with shows that are judged on points, I have to put the correct wheel covers on!
2015-02-11 12:58:47 # 23874
Comment by Derek Pellowe
This brings back memories. I bought my Spitfire Mklll new in 1970 in the UK. Damson with tan interior. All I have now are my memories and the sales brochure. I used to remove the passenger seat, and with top down I used to go for our Christmas tree in sub-zero temperatures. Fantastic heater - warm as toast. I have tried tracing the car recently with no result. You have a beautiful car. Thank you for posting.
2015-04-27 06:54:15 # 25623
Comment by Ken Fowler
That's an interesting placement for the rearview mirrors. The one on the passenger side is mounted over the wheel and the driver side is on the door. Is that the way they were original?
2015-04-27 07:02:25 # 25624
Comment by grub screw
Ken - You've got a good eye for details! In the US, all outside mirrors were dealer installed, and that's the way the dealer did these. I love it that the passenger side mount is (somewhat) unique.
2015-04-27 07:23:56 # 25625
Comment by Ken Fowler
Haha....I do love the small differences in the cars that I see. The reason I noticed is because mine I installed myself and put both on the doors. I since have seen them mounted over the wheels which looks cool, but I always wonder if they are as effective. I love the hardtop and the added bumper guard and luggage rack as well. Really nice car. Is that color the original color? Mine was a "yellow" when I got it, but it was a backyard paint job and I had it painted a dark blue. In the fall, when I take the car off the road, I'm going to have it repainted and I'm considering changing it. I just haven't decided yet.
2015-04-27 07:44:37 # 25626
Comment by grub screw
Thanks for the compliment.Yes, that's the original color 34, Jasmine yellow. It's actually a respray (single stage) that I had done in 1984, so it's over 30 years old on the paint job but still looks great.Some folks complain the fender mounted mirror is less effective, but I find it to be just fine.Good luck on your 1970...post some pictures when it's ready!
2015-05-19 18:04:24 # 26102
Comment by Kyle Darby
This is one of my favorite cars on the forum Dave. I like the way it has been kept original, but still used. I always look at the pics you post to see how the details have been done. Kyle.
2015-05-19 21:26:18 # 26110
Comment by grub screw
Thanks, Kyle. I've kept it (mostly) correct and much of it is still original including the seats and carpet. Yes, I do drive it but not enough!
2015-09-23 18:55:22 # 29343
Comment by Dave Ertel
Rating: 10/10
congrats dave top of the list
2015-09-25 14:10:23 # 29395
Comment by grub screw
Thanks, Dave, my 15 minutes of fame! (There are some very kind voters on this forum!)
2016-02-25 10:47:39 # 32415
Comment by Thomas Nelson
Rating: 10/10
Beauty rims are stunning!
2016-03-17 01:04:39 # 33045
Comment by David G
Hi,Great Spitfire! Any interest in selling?ThanksDavid Gdaveg1@aol.com
2016-03-17 01:04:48 # 33046
Comment by David G
Hi,Great Spitfire! Any interest in selling?ThanksDavid Gdaveg1@aol.com
2016-03-17 06:06:39 # 33059
Comment by grub screw
Thanks, David. No, not for sale!
2016-03-17 11:01:38 # 33068
Comment by David G
Okay, great. Enjoy her! Thanks for the response.
2016-11-07 14:24:48 # 38304
Comment by grub screw
Thanks, Tom. I sourced those beauty rings from a generous forum member! (Thanks, buddy!)
2017-03-05 17:52:53 # 40737
Comment by Matthew Taylor
Rating: 10/10
Trying again!

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2013-12-09 20:30:39

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Date Owner ID Notes
Sep 1, 1971 grub screw  USA Added to Registry (ID 8722)

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