Triumph Sports Cars

engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" V8s (Stag and TR8)

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Richl705
Richard Lilly
Fairfax, Virginia
(38 posts)

Registered:
12/03/2007 10:48PM

Main British Car:
1958 MGA Buick 215 V8

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69 spitfire
Posted by: Richl705
Date: January 13, 2013 01:08PM

As I get closer to finishing up my 58 MGA I am starting to focus on my 69 spitfire (I know, one thing at a time...) which has been sitting in a garage for 20 years. I bought this from my brother and don't really know anything about it. My brother thinks there is something special about a 69 spitfire mark 3 with overdrive. I would be reluctant to drop a v8 in a spitfire which, unlike the MGA, is not a basket case if there is actually something special about it. Prices online are very low so there does not seem to be any real collector value to them. Welcome any thoughts.


rampant racing
gary fraser
sarnia ont,canada
(83 posts)

Registered:
03/28/2009 02:45AM

Main British Car:
69 spitfiremk111 ford 347 stroker

Re: 69 spitfire
Posted by: rampant racing
Date: January 15, 2013 11:03PM

mod the hell out of it.i am.nothing special about them.some like them stock but this is british v8 after all.lol enjoy.


flyinlow
Kevin .
Elko NV
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01/25/2011 04:52PM

Main British Car:
1964 Spitfire Ford 5.0

Re: 69 spitfire
Posted by: flyinlow
Date: January 15, 2013 11:17PM

Spitfire values are a double edged sword , no matter what you do to them they will not be worth huge money but you also wont kill the value if you do tastful mods and a well sorted V8 spitfire can very easily be worth more than an equal condition stock spitfire.
as a plus, if you do decide to switch to a V8 you will have a MK3 engine with OD tranny to sell to recoup some of your money



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Richl705
Richard Lilly
Fairfax, Virginia
(38 posts)

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12/03/2007 10:48PM

Main British Car:
1958 MGA Buick 215 V8

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Re: 69 spitfire
Posted by: Richl705
Date: January 16, 2013 11:13PM

Really appreciate the input. Will go classy but more power is always better. Thanks


Graham B
Graham Bingham
Draycott, Derbyshire, UK
(63 posts)

Registered:
09/19/2008 08:26AM

Main British Car:
1974 Triumph Spitfire Rover 3.5litre V8

Re: 69 spitfire
Posted by: Graham B
Date: January 18, 2013 09:18AM

Mark III Spitfires do fetch very good money over here, but only if they are concourse or in very good original condition otherwise it is just a Spitfire and there are plenty of them around.

I'm a member of the Triumph Sports Six Club over here, have a look at their website www.tssc.org.uk/ and you will get an idea of prices over here, not sure what they make in the USA though.

Graham B


britcars
Phil Ossinger
New Brunswick, Canada
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02/02/2009 07:58PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB Roadster, Rover 3.5 ADVENTURE BEFORE DEMENTIA!

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Re: 69 spitfire
Posted by: britcars
Date: January 19, 2013 10:37AM

Richard, go for it! There are lots of Spits out there with mods from mild to wild. Check out the How It Was Done secftion here under Photo Galleries. Here's one of many..............

[www.britishv8.org]


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