1968 Triumph Spitfire MK3
MODEL: Spitfire MK3
COLOUR: Old English white over red.
This fabulous little car is well known to us at HPC Classics (Known as Percy) and has attended a few of our events too, so you may have already seen it in person. It commands a lot of attention and admiring looks everywhere you go. Being a MK3 it has the prettier rear end, hence it looking just so pretty on the road. The paintwork and chrome is in good condition, not perfect, but solid and completely rust free, which is the important thing.
This is an honest car with thousands spent on recent upgrades to prepare the car for a summer of entertainment. So, it drives, handles and goes exactly as you’d either expect or remember them to and will want for absolutely nothing, bar driving and enjoying it. Take a look at the updates list to see just how fresh this car really is.
With nimble steering, light controls and an almost modern seating position, even for the loftier driver, there’s plenty of comfort to do longer tours and weekend jaunts, or just to take your picnic basket out for the day!
With it’s full stainless exhaust and the fizzy 1300cc engine, this car makes all of the right noises, along with it’s recent upgrades, it is a car you can really drive and attack the corners in, the only thing out of control may be the grin on your face!
HPC UPDATES: Since the onset of winter 2019 the current owners have spent in the region of £3,000.00 on upgrades and maintenance to make sure that the car is prepped and ready for the next few years, including the following:
- 4 new premium tyres.
- Full service, including all fluids & filters.
- Interior refresh, including new seat covers, new carpets, seat belts and gear knob.
- engine mounts.
- Gearbox mounts.
- Tubular manifold.
- Reconditioned gearbox.
- Full EBC Green stuff disc & pad upgrade.
- Goodridge braided hoses.
- Master cylinder.
- Clutch slave cylinder.
- Heater matrix.
- Carb rebuilds.
- Rolling road set up.
- Ignition set up, including HT leads.
- Coolant hoses.
- New battery.
- Choke cable reconditioned.
TRANSMISSION: 4 speed manual
ENGINE CAPACITY: 1,296cc
Maximum speed 95 mph
Power 75 bhp (56 kW) at 6,000 rpm
75 lb⋅ft (102 N⋅m) of torque at 4,000 rpm
0 – 60 in 13.4 seconds
We would welcome part exchanges on this car in the form of a more modern sports car, Z3, Z4, Boxster, SLK and the like, heated seats a must!
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