Registry: 1980 Triumph Spitfire 1500

Joe Guinan's 1980 Triumph Spitfire 1500 – “The Phoenix”
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  • Left Front View - with hardtop installed

  • Left Rear View - no hardtop

  • Left Side View - with hardtop mounted

  • Old pic - PRI air dam and Photoshopped stripe

“The Phoenix”
Rolled, and then repaired and repainted about 20 years ago. Rebuilt the engine about 7 years ago. Freshened the con-rod and main bearings two years ago because of a low oil pressure problem. Didn't work. Blew it up last year. Another rebuilt engine nearly completed. This one will have flat top pistons, slightly modified head (Kastner recommended combustion chamber shaping and port matching), one of Ted Schumacher's "fast road" cams, the old Pacesetter headers and fully welded custom exhaust, and will breath through twin side-draft Dellorto DHLA-40 carbs. I'm running Kumho tires (just grocery getters, but they work well) on my restored Hayashi Racing alloy wheels.
Used to have a PRI air dam on the car, but it was too low to the ground to live with. Plastic bumpers removed and plain steel ones mounted. These were brass wire wheel brushed, sprayed with acid etching primer and then painted satin black to match the other metal trim on the body.

Vehicle Information

Owner: Joe Guinan   [Spitfirejoe]
Location: Fremont, NE, USA USA
Status: Repairs in progress

Model Year:1980
Original Colour:Russet Brown
Current Colour:Carmine Red
Engine Type:1500
Transmission:Full sync 4 Speed + Overdrive
Last Updated:2015-08-03 15:21:00


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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2015-08-03 15:21:00

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Aug 20, 1987 Joe Guinan  USA Added to Registry (ID 30265)

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