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Sporty, Convertible. — 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 drive. did okay, but the clutch seemed funny. lo and behold wasn't the clutch, but a diagonal crack in the crank that made changing gears difficult. Who could have guessed a thing like this. Really fun with a rediculously tight turning radius. Real scary next to 18 wheelers, tire noise is infernal, which you don't realize in a 'civilized' car. cute. expensive to maintain.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Sporty. Low to the ground. J-type overdrive was on a switch on the shifter.

Cons: Had a cracked crankshaft and did not know this until after I got rid of it.

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Love It Good Project For Me — 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 out of.

Pros: The look, style, and its a convertable.  I feel like James Bond whn i drive it.

Cons: Wireing sucks, if u can't dreve a stick

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If U Have The Heart, U Have The Fun!!!!!! — This is one wonderful lightweight car, it is obvious though that performance wise it isn't a genius. If I had the money I'd for sure go with bigger engine and better gearbox. But I offer performance for the classic look and feel. It's a really enjoyable car once u get the hang of it. Nothing is electronic or computer ran, all pure body to car, no power steering, no power braking, no ABS, nothing. This car has needed quite some repairs, but which car wouldn't at the age of 32? Nothing Major though. Just replacing Brake lines, replacing clutch plate etc. Overall it is one lovely car, just cruising over the streets, cap down, at a descent speed of 60 mph.

Pros: It's a real man to car feeling, no aids

Cons: Alot of small maintenance

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Serious Fun. — the most fun i ever had driving a car.

Pros: not that expensive for a sportscar.

Cons: well... you need some money to set these up right.

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What A Beaut She Is ! — performance is suspect but she smells like a real car - all oily and leathery and just gorgeous.

Pros: colour, looks, sex appeal (and that's just the car lol)

Cons: handling, BHP, brakes

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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

1976 Triumph Spitfire Reviews

Great Little Car ! By dcl65cuda

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 wit... Read More

7 Great Summers And Still Going.... By Daniel

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... 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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