Registry: 1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500

Mike Japp's 1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500 – “Yellow”
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  • "Country Spitfire", April 2001

  • Spitfires w/ Blue Angels Hornet, April 2008

  • Spitfire&GT6 Magazine, Fall 2008

  • Camping at Road Atlanta, Mitty weekend, April 2012

Owned since April 1981 as my first car in high school. Dad bought it from the first owner for my 16th birthday and had it in his name until I was over 21, then he transferred it to my name when I was in the US Navy. So legally I'm the 3rd owner, but it's been my car since 1981!

When bought it came with no extras: no overdrive, no boot cover, no houndsooth seats, no factory hardtop, no tonneau cover.

Modified slightly with Weber DGV carb, Allison (Crane) optical electronic ignition, Lucas Sport coil, steel exhaust header, horn from a 1976 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme (my Mom's car in 1981).

This Spitfire and another that I previously owned (the blue one in the Blue Angels picture) appeared on the cover of "Triumph Spitfire and GT6 Magazine" in issue #28, Fall 2008.

I have recently had the engine rebuilt and its waiting for me to put it back together. I am also doing conversion to Spitfire overdrive transmission with shorter driveshaft.

Vehicle Information

Owner: Mike Japp   [mikejapp]
Location: Pensacola, FL, USA USA
Status: Running

Model Year:1977
Original Colour:Mimosa Yellow
Current Colour:Yellow
Odometer:63,000 miles
Engine Type:1493cc 4 cyl elect. ignition
Transmission:4 speed
Last Updated:2017-11-26 22:52:48


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Member Comments on Registry: 1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500   ↵
Rated 8 out of 10 based on 1 ratings
2016-02-20 09:06:36 # 32270
Comment by Michael H
Nice pic Mike, not many will have that jewel for the history books!

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2017-11-26 22:52:48

Changes from 2017-11-26 22:52:48 to previous 2017-11-10 08:50:37
Nickname Yellow Kamennari → Yellow
Changes from 2017-11-10 08:50:37 to previous 2017-04-25 11:15:47
Nickname Yellow → Yellow Kamennari
Changes from 2017-04-25 11:15:47 to previous 2016-05-18 10:11:17
Nickname added   Yellow
Changes from 2012-07-07 23:14:57 to previous 2012-06-18 19:47:20
Mileage added   63,000
Changes from 2012-06-18 19:47:20 to previous 2012-05-08 09:42:09
Engine Type 4 cyl 1500 → 1493cc 4 cyl elect. ignition
Changes from 2012-01-26 20:24:35 to previous 2012-01-26 19:59:36
Vin FM64XXX → FM64456U

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Apr 15, 1981 Mike Japp  USA Added to Registry (ID 12482)

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