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Registry: 1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500



Chris B's 1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 – “Lola”
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  • Right after I brought her home after 10+ years of DPO storage outside in the elements

  • Frame-off restoration in progress.

“Lola”
Previous owner painted her rattle-can red. Doing a frame-off restoration to the proper Signal Red (32). Chassis, engine (1496cc, shaved head, flat top pistons, 10:1 CR), gearbox, differential all have been rebuilt. Currently working on the body to get it ready for primer & paint.

Vehicle Information

Owner: Chris B   [christrish]
Location: Lehi, Utah, USA USA
Status: Restoration in progress


VIN:FM2436U
Model Year:1973
Build Date:1972-11-01
Original Colour:French blue (126)
Current Colour:Red
Odometer:78,364 miles
Engine Type:1493cc 4 Cyl
Engine Code:FM2487UE
Transmission:4-speed non-OD
Last Updated:2017-01-03 10:11:59

 

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Member Comments on Registry: 1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500   ↵
Rated 5 out of 10 based on 3 ratings
2014-05-19 12:06:52 # 17199
Comment by wayne b
Rating: 5/10
the pleasure of finally turning the key and hearing it run is worth it's weight in gold
2015-10-12 16:20:11 # 29733
Comment by Chris B
Thanks Wayne. Got it running at one point but decided to do a frame-off restoration. You can follow the rebuild here: http://73spitfire1500.blogspot.com

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2017-01-03 10:11:59

Changes from 2015-10-13 15:06:19 to previous 2015-10-13 15:05:25
Trans Type added   4-speed non-OD
Changes from 2015-05-01 17:15:07 to previous 2014-10-21 17:16:32
Nickname Lola But Soon To Be Blueberry → Lola
Changes from 2014-10-21 00:26:08 to previous 2013-11-20 17:46:07
Nickname Lola → Lola But Soon To Be Blueberry
Changes from 2013-11-20 17:46:07 to previous 2013-11-13 14:57:39
Status Repairs in progress → Restoration in progress
Changes from 2013-11-13 14:57:39 to previous 2013-11-11 10:30:06
Engine Type added   1493cc 4 Cyl
Engine Code added   FM2487UE
Nickname added   Lola
Changes from 2013-11-11 09:49:56 to previous 2013-11-07 17:38:45
Vin FM2436 → FM2436U

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Nov 7, 2013 Chris B  USA Added to Registry (ID 22463)

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