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Hey Guys,
I came across a very nice set of four early Spitfire hubcaps. You know the
ones that say "SPITFIRE". They cost me $182 but they are all pristine.
Just a few marks & scratches. I suppose I need to find a worthy low milelage,
original car for them or they will just become garage art. You know it
seems to me that those early cars are very scarce for some reason. Anyway the
hub caps are very cool.
Darrell
76 Spitfire 1500
70 Spitfire MK 3

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Hey Guys,
I came across a very nice set of four early Spitfire hubcaps. You know the
ones that say "SPITFIRE". They cost me $182 but they are all pristine.
Just a few marks & scratches. I suppose I need to find a worthy low milelage,
original car for them or they will just become garage art. You know it
seems to me that those early cars are very scarce for some reason. Anyway the
hub caps are very cool.
Darrell
76 Spitfire 1500
70 Spitfire MK 3
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Hey Guys,
I came across a very nice set of four early Spitfire hubcaps. You know the
ones that say "SPITFIRE". They cost me $182 but they are all pristine.
Just a few marks & scratches. I suppose I need to find a worthy low milelage,
original car for them or they will just become garage art. You know it
seems to me that those early cars are very scarce for some reason. Anyway the
hub caps are very cool.

==AM==
Darrell, are they the ones shown on the car in this brochure:

<triumph-brochures.be/popup.php?foto=folderhu157.jpg>

If so, they're actually only for the 1969 US model. FYI, they're actually a
"redo" of a Dodge Dart wheel cover, circa 1964!

And yes, it seems that all "round-tail" Spitfires are a bit scarce,
particularly unmodified originals!

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In a message dated 1/1/2010 3:38:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, ZoboHerald
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If so, they're actually only for the 1969 US model. FYI, they're actually
a "redo" of a Dodge Dart wheel cover, circa 1964!



Andy,
Yes that looks like the hubs. On a 69 huh? That's good info. Probably more
of those around than the very early Spitfires. Now the 70's had another
style of hub cap, similar but w/o the two "Spitfire" embossing's in the
center, just plain, correct? I hope so for I sold a NOS set of those to Pat
Davis for his 70 Spitfire MK 3 which was restored as original and shown in
Showroom Stock Concours at the VTR NATC in Valley Forge. It is a sweet
little car, Laurel like to one I have. For some reason the judges did not score
it very high but to me it was BOS quality.
Cheers,
Darrell

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Yes those are the ones, evidently correct for a 69 Spitfire MK 3.
Darrell

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In a message dated 1/2/2010 1:33:08 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, TR250Driver
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Yes that looks like the hubs. On a 69 huh? That's good info. Probably more
of those around than the very early Spitfires. Now the 70's had another
style of hub cap, similar but w/o the two "Spitfire" embossing's in the
center, just plain, correct? I hope so for I sold a NOS set of those to Pat
Davis for his 70 Spitfire MK 3 which was restored as original and shown in
Showroom Stock Concours at the VTR NATC in Valley Forge. It is a sweet
little car, Laurel like to one I have. For some reason the judges did not score
it very high but to me it was BOS quality.


==AM==
Yes, they are sorta similar to the ones from the '69; see:

_triumph-brochures.be/popup.php?foto=folder376.jpg_
(triumph-brochures.be/popup.php?foto=folder376.jpg)

for the 1970 style. I suspect that those 1970 wheel covers might have been
sourced in England rather than in the US, as some of the big Triumph sedans
(saloons) used a very similar wheel cover; see:

<triumph-brochures.be/popup.php?foto=folderhu521.jpg>

--Andy Mace

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Register: _vtr.org_ (vtr.org/)

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