Registry: 1963 Triumph Spitfire 4 (MkI)

Joe Curry's 1963 Triumph Spitfire 4 (MkI) – “Tiny Tim”
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“Tiny Tim”
Rear suspensiuon has been converted to fully independent using win A-Frame links.

Rear differential is a Dana 36 from a late 90's Corvette
Differential gearing is 3.55:1

Wheels are 15" Panasport
Tires are Kuhmo Ecsta Supra P205-50/R15

Bonnet is a modified fiberglass piece from SAH manufactured in the early 60's.

The car was previously built as a strictly autocross platform but was later converted to street use and a Hardtop was added.

The car was featured in Triumph World Magazine in 2001 and Grassroots Motorsports magazine in 2002

Vehicle Information

Owner: Joe Curry   [spitlist]
Location: Sahuarita, Sahuarita, AZ, USA USA
Status: Running

Model Year:1963
Original Colour:Signal Red (32)
Current Colour:Black
Odometer:4,000 miles
Body Code:15563FC
Engine Type:1998 cc Honda S2000 4cyl
Transmission:6-speed Honda
Last Updated:2011-03-20 09:59:59


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Member Comments on Registry: 1963 Triumph Spitfire 4 (MkI)   ↵
Rated 9.1 out of 10 based on 21 ratings
2011-04-28 09:41:01 # 2938
Rating: 9/10
cool love the covers over the headlights,and side pipes,I am new to forum and own a 1969 mk3 spitfire in jasmine kev
2011-07-30 22:37:20 # 3374
Comment by Gregory B
Rating: 9/10
This is weird, I was thinking to day about putting a S2000 engine and tranny into my 74.
How does your run? Get up and go wise and fuel economy wise? What type of suspension
work did you do? I am not exactly sure how to send a message so I am writing to you this
via comment.
2011-12-13 11:15:56 # 4132
Comment by Dickie Brewer
Rating: 10/10
Best looking car on the site!
2011-12-13 13:24:34 # 4134
Comment by Joe Curry
Thanks Dickie. It is always rewarding when sombody appreciates the unique modifications one makes to his car!
2012-03-08 23:52:50 # 5115
Comment by shannon mcmullen
very nice. Well done
2012-05-11 17:16:20 # 5987
Comment by Tim Tucker
Rating: 10/10
VERY nice car dude! The way a Spit should have been built...
2012-06-09 07:09:09 # 6351
Comment by Joe P
Gorgeous! Would love to see pics or hear more about the rear suspension/diff conversion.
2012-06-16 12:12:28 # 6453
Rating: 9/10
Cool! A striking resemblance to the James Coburn Ferrari 250GT California Spider which sold for over $10M a couple years ago. Different designers (Michelotti for the Spit, Pininfarina for the Cal Spider) but same vintage as well as same color, headlight covers, grill, and rear fender kick-up. Ironically, I bet the Spitfire with Honda S2000 power would run rings around the Ferrari! I can't insert a picture in this comment, but here is a URL to one from the same angle
2012-06-29 00:36:51 # 6586
Comment by Anton Louw
Rating: 3/10
I like original better, sorry mate :-(
2013-01-06 21:30:01 # 8618
Comment by Jerry K
Look guys, this guy can do whatever he wants. He does tne Spitfire Registery. He's doing you a favor. Besides, who would notice this car?
2013-06-26 06:59:54 # 10816
Comment by Andy B
Rating: 10/10
Rather an excellent and rather significant conversion, the very last Triumph was a rebadged
Oh what could have been!
2013-11-10 13:39:18 # 12797
Comment by Dave Ertel
Rating: 10/10
awsome work joe car looks great like the side pipes
2013-11-19 11:13:15 # 12939
Comment by Tim P
Rating: 9/10
Nice mods
2014-11-11 01:42:20 # 21540
Comment by Dana Burt
More pictures, please!Dane
2016-12-21 22:40:04 # 39199
Comment by Joe Curry
If anybody wants to see more photos of this and my red Mk1, here is a link.'sPage.htmThere are also embedded links to further information.
2017-11-28 07:56:09 # 46455
Comment by Jim Moscardini
Congrats to another Dr. Frankenstein! Tiny Tim sounds fabulous. An S2000 w/ a 6-Speed? She must SCREAM - lol. I've toyed with the idea of a late model DOHC 4 cylinder, but knew there'd be clearance issues with some of them even with the GT6 bonnet. Love to see more photos. - Jim
2017-11-28 09:55:57 # 46467
Comment by Joe Curry
Thanks. It is fun! You can see more about the car on my personal web page.'sPage.htm.
2018-05-29 15:04:30 # 50451
Comment by Jim Moscardini
Hola, Joe. I just saw that "Tiny Tim" made it onto the Top 20 list. Sweet!!! Congrats

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2011-03-20 09:59:59

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Jul 15, 1998 Joe Curry  USA Added to Registry (ID 9240)

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