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Lot 003: Triumph Spitfire Mk3

Brightwells Classic Car Auction, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (11 July 2007)

Introduced in 1967, the Mk3 was the first major facelift to the Spitfire which had been launched in 1962. The front bumper was raised in response to new crash regulations, entailing a completely different front end and bonnet. The interior was improved again with a wood-veneer instrument surround, although this still remained in the centre of the dash to make it easier to convert the car to LHD for the booming US market.The 1,147cc engine was replaced with a bored-out 1,296 cc unit, as fitted on the new Triumph Herald 13/60 and 1300 saloons. In twin-carburettor form, the engine put out a claimed 75bhp and made the Mk3 a comparatively quick car by the standards of the day, achieving 60mph in 12.5 seconds. Popular options included wire wheels, a hard top and an overdrive gearbox, giving five forward gears and far more relaxed cruising at high speeds. The Mk3 remained in production until 1971 when the Mk4 took over. First registered in September 1970, this car is said to be in fair condition with a fresh MOT and a recent service. The bodywork is said to be sound with no major rust while the engine is said to be perform well with working overdrive.The white hood is said to be in reasonable condition with no tears or rips. It comes with with a fair amount of history including bills and old MOTs and is being offered here entirely without reserve.

Lot Details
Auction Brightwells Classic Car Auction
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Leominster
Lot Number003
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£1350
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Condition rating3
Registration numberJXS 2J
Chassis numberFD91499
Engine numberGK2006HE
Engine capacity (cc)1296
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2