Triumph Spitfire mk3 1970 RHD Right hand Drive 1.3l

Car starts, stops, and runs OK, but probably a project, and has some things you’ll want to take care of, like OD not engaging, weak handbrake, faded and patchy paint.

This UK car was a budget restoration performed by my father. I acquired the car in 2006 and brought the car with me in a move to California in 2008.

The odometer reads about 29k miles. It’s very likely that the car has been “round the clock” and this is 128k miles.

The car starts and runs OK. I use the car for short local errands, approx weekly, typically no more than 10 miles at a time.

The only other mechanical problem in addition to the overdrive, is that the handbrake is not strong – doesn’t adequately hold the car on its own, and for a very steep hill-start, takes some arm strength to hold the car.

Car has aftermarket electronic ignition (Newton). Badge on trunk isn’t from a mk3. New, large battery. Carb air filters are K&N, and slightly larger than originals (which I still have and will include).

At some point in its history, the car’s chassis had to have welding done to fix, and at some point the passenger door seems to have been trimmed at the front edge. Dashboard gauges and indicator lights may be a mix of original/replacement. Turn signal green repeater is messy – not a proper lens.

Lots of repairs, bodywork, repainting, done before my ownership. Current paint not great: bubbles, and some rust in a couple of places, like rear lower fender areas.

Very slow oil leak from engine (approx 5 drops per month). Very slow leak probably from gearbox (approx 2 drops per month).
Chrome parts are quite pitted.

Includes lots of spare parts – gaskets, hoses, brake pads, other components, and shop supplies.

Price: Auction

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Location: Bethesda, Maryland, United States