Registry: 1980 Triumph Spitfire 1500

Mike Japp's 1980 Triumph Spitfire 1500 – “Speed Racer”
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  • April 2016, 24th Annual Pensacola British Car show

  • A drive with my son, April 2017

  • April 2017, 25th Annual Pensacola British Car show

  • At Pensacola British Car Show, April 2017

“Speed Racer”
I just bought this original un-restored survivor. It only has 10k miles on it because it was stored in a garage for about 30 years! Previous owners got it out, cleaned it up, and back on the road.

It still has the original sales window sticker and owner's manuals, plus a few early maintenance receipts. The hardtop, tonneau cover, convertible top and it's cover, are all intact. Original USA-spec smog equipment is included but not installed (in a box).

A few repairs are needed but I will try to leave it as original as possible.

In the first 3 months I've repaired:
1. The brake light foot pedal switch quit right before the show, so I ordered three of them and robbed the one from my Yellow Spitfire.
2. The radiator electric fan quit and after a highway drive the engine overheated at idle in the driveway. So, again, I borrowed from Blue, took the fan from Blue, put it in White and ....
3. and then White won't start. No spark from coil. Replaced ignition system and battery. Now runs fine!
4. Found another original fan in donated parts bin. Tested Ok. Installed it in White and returned Blue's fan. White runs and drives really good now.

Vehicle Information

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

Model Year:1980
Build Date:1979-12-01
Original Colour:White
Current Colour:White
Odometer:10,850 miles
Engine Type:1493 cc
Last Updated:2017-11-10 08:51:32


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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2017-11-10 08:51:32

Changes from 2017-11-10 08:51:32 to previous 2017-07-13 11:46:23
Nickname White → Speed Racer
Changes from 2017-05-11 09:20:12 to previous 2017-04-14 11:54:58
Mileage 10,800 → 10,850

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Apr 8, 2017 Mike Japp  USA Added to Registry (ID 37986)

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