Registry: 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500

Douglas D's 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500
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Bought from the original owner who met his wife in this car. She refused to let him drive it because she knew it was his chick magnet. (It attracted her after all) This poor car was sadly parked in a garage for over 6 years before being demoted to being parked outside under a tarp for over 10 years. The miles are original. I used it for short hops around Orange County, California before trailering it to my current home in Las Vegas.

It sadly sat under a tarp here for three years before I decided to get it going again recently. With no AC I'm afraid it will be a seasonal toy.

I'm not going for a restoration as much as a reformation.

As such: Added a Bosch alternator with solid state voltage regulator, radiator fan, Miata seats, LED dash lights, relocated gauges (tach and speedo switched as well at temp and fuel), turn indicator moved to center where hazard switch was. Thinking of a full redo of the dash along the lines of the old Jaguar XKE with a bank above of gauges and a row of toggles below. I'd relocate the cable controls for the heater to vertical ones.

Considered changing the color to British Racing Green and doing a custom leather interior. The main obstacle to that is the blue playing peakaboo somewhere will be obvious. Besides, the blue stands out in traffic.

Vehicle Information

Owner: Douglas D   [Doug in Vegas]
Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA USA
Status: Running

Model Year:1978
Original Colour:Pageant Blue (JMA)
Current Colour:Pageant Blue
Odometer:67,449 miles
Transmission:4 Speed (no OD)
Last Updated:2016-04-28 01:02:06


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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2016-04-28 01:02:06

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Apr 4, 1994 Douglas D  USA Added to Registry (ID 33611)

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