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1976 Triumph Spitfire Review
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Great Little Car ! — Looks great, drives great, fun to work on, but invest in alot of Lock-tight. Shortest turning radius. I've talked to people who said they have done circles, and even figure 8's in their basements with these cars. I have never got so many compliments, and offers to buy a car before, and that's saying a whole lot !!! Everywhere I stop, compliments, and offers, and I mean EVERYWHERE !!! Filled up on gas today, as it was on an 1/8th, and it cost under $19 bucks, AMAZING!!!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: I'm 48, and have owned probably 100 cars and trucks through my life, and own 12 at the moment. They are between 1947, to 1976. I will never own anything newer again ! I say this in order to give you a sence of my vast knowledge of both american, and foreign cars, from Cadillac,  to the older MR2's. I was also a mech. in the army, and drove semi coast to coast, and started working on cars by myself at 8 years old, with prior teaching from my father who spent 60 years as a truck driver.
  So now I tell you about this 1976 Triumph spitfire of mine. I swore I would never own a convertable, but couldn't pass it up when I saw it on ebay. I only paid $1175.00, and 50 more to be delivered. This car handles like a dream. Far better than the old 280Z, and even better than the old MR2's. It brakes better than any other vehicle I have ever seen. It doesn't have alot of power, but the handling makes up for it. It's really hard to break traction, but when you get it to, it's a great drifter . This has to be the most fun, and easy vehicle I have ever found, EVER !! I actually love working on this car, LOVE !! Never thought I would say I was having fun working on any vehicle, never, not even my knuckle-busting muscle cars were this much fun to work on !!! I might just have to become a collector of these cars. Fairly cheap to buy, and parts are pretty cheap, and available. Buy one, is my suggestion. You must drive to know these things !

Cons: Well, it does use lucas parts, which in my opinion,  is a negative due to lack of reliability.  Even the triumph motorcycles use lucas parts, and I've bought half a dozen of a part, just to get one that worked ! "OH," by the way, I've had metal put in my back, and neck, so getting out is a challenge,  every time ! It's like getting off the ground, some would call that a draw-back.
  You do need to continually tighten screws, nuts, and bolts due to vibration though.

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7 Great Summers And Still Going.... — What can i say.... it's a british car..... every british owner out there will know what this means... you trully have to love your ride... but man what a fun ride it is !!! Just installed the monza exhaust last summer, nice sound, a bit on the loud side... but the extra attention is kinda fun !! :)

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: it's a spitfire :)  love the way the hood opens up !!

Cons: it's a spitifre :)

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Very Fun To Drive And Hop Up — Very quick with slight mods. Lot of torque. Loves corners it is very hard to slide. I have to make it slide and then it drifts very well. The car is a drivers car if you like new car ride then do not buy one. You can feel how the car is doing. Great roadster. Gets 38-42 mpg running between 60-90 mph.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: very easy to work on

Cons: needs a 5th gear

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Buy One — this is a drivers car, no PAS no brake servo, no ABS no traction control, lots of rattles and noisy, but on a hot summers day with the roof down yeeeeharrrrrr wind in your hair ( if I had any) fly's in your teeth great fun

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Fun, Fun, Fun

Cons: if you want to drive modern safe boring cars

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1980 Triumph Spitfire Reviews

Fun On Occasion By Patrick

Insanely fun car to drive. Corners flatter than anything else I have ever been in. Unfortunately it isn't sized for anyone much over 5'10", so I find it difficult to drive for long periods of tim... Read More

Loved The Triumph! By Joe1055

Bought this in the summer of '96 (thanks Pat Culkin) and drove it every damn day. I wasn't too good at driving a stick and this was a tough stick to drive. I can remember driving home on he L.I.E. aft... Read More

1979 Triumph Spitfire Reviews

Just As Reliable As Any Newer Vehicle On The Road By jeraldp

I would personally jump in this vehicle and drive across country without a worry in the world. Great gas mileage while everything fuctional. beside the many lookers and offers I enjoy the look it best... Read More

Fun To Drive, Rare Convirtible By Coronajeep

Great get up and go for being a smaller 4 cyl, but pretty tiny & no room for almost anything except maybe a magazine of cds, i mean really, not even speakers anywhere!- i had to put some of my own boo... Read More

1978 Triumph Spitfire Reviews

Sports Car Experience On An Economy By John

If you're a fan of the classic British Sportscar then this impractical and poorly designed car is for you. It leaves a lot to be desired in terms of handling and won't out accelerate most modern car... Read More

Great Summer Fun Sports Car. By riogrant

I bought this car for $4,500 in 1991 and it sat for many many years. I have fully restored it and added many custom parts including a new carb from PRI Performance Research Industries. The carb is a... Read More

1977 Triumph Spitfire Reviews

Sporty, Convertible. By migration_judge_roy

The exhaust manifold was cracked about the egr valve. paper engine cover was repaced with a plastic one. Wife sewed up seat covers. Used it for my commute from oakland to sonoma, daily over an hour ... Read More

Love It Good Project For Me By Michael

Wiring has to be replaced. other than that a blast to drive. Finding reverse was difficult. Wish it had a 5-6 speed. initial cost not bad but parts get pricey in a hurry. can be hard to get in and ... Read More

1975 Triumph Spitfire Reviews

Awesome By Josh

Had it in orange but got it sprayed into Brittish Racing Green, it was a convertable with a canvas roof. The back wheels span out like a mental thing. Not great for practicality but thats not what its... Read More

Spitfire 1500 By Mark

Amazing looks, especially the bulge in the arches over the rear wheel, classic sports car layout(i.e. front engined, rear wheel drive), huuuge bonnet which lets you sit on the front wheel while worki... Read More

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