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1964 Triumph Spitfire For Sale

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Red 1964 Triumph Spitfire
The Model Name is "Spitfire Four".
which preceeded the Mark 1.
1964 Spitfire Four Wiki

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1. For Sale

2.
Photos

3.
History

4.
Inclusions

5. Tires

6.
Waiver

7.
Contact

8.
Disclaimer




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   1. For Sale

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   I am selling my 55-year-old 1964 Triumph Spitfire sports car. Driven exclusively in California, since 1968.
In 2013, I paid
Emile's Sports Car Performance of Santa Cruz over $ 11,000 for the restoration of this car. I can provide all the receipts. The engine was rebuilt by a machine shop in Campbell, CA renowned for their engine work.

1964 New             = $   2,500
1968 I bought      = $      900
2013 Rebuild        = $ 11,000 +
2019 5 New Tires = $      750
   - only 600 miles since new engine
   - clutch, brakes, shocks, etc.
   - only 100 miles since new tires

Needs body and paint
(Target Red)
                               = $4,000 - ?

2020 Value      = $ 6,000 ?


I am currently soliciting offers for this car, beginning at $ 6K. I will continue dropping the price until it sells

Current Offer = none yet
It is time for this car to entertain someone else.
I've had all the thrills I needed.

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   2. Photos

Front

1964 Triumph Spitfire - rear



Rear

1964 Triumph Spitfire - rear



Left Side

1964 Triumph Spitfire - left side



Right Side

1964 Triumph Spitfire - right side

The tires shown above were 3 times oversize.

The brand new tires are 155/80 SR-13, which are the closest size to the stock 145 SR13 tires.

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   3. Spitfire History

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This car was built in Coventry, England. This Spitfire has spent most of its life in Sunnyvale, CA.

In 1972, I drove it into a redwood tree, coming down Idlewild Dr. from the Doobie Brothers, or was it
Hot Tuna, at the Chateau Liberte just below Summit Rd. The imaginary cop behind me never did catch me. I hurt my knee on the dash, though. Had to get a new bonnet, and have the frame straightened. They did a great job.

Anyone remember Captain Whizzo? On many nights after work at National Semiconductor, I drank beer and shot pool with the Hell's Angels, during my "wild" period. Super music. No cover. And the many trips to the parking lot, for whatever.

In 1974, I installed a secret antitheft device of my own design, when I worked as a tech at National Semiconductor. Careful! You could hurt yourself.

It has been in Santa Cruz since 1998, away from the beach and salt spray. It was originally sold by the Giorgio dealership in Illinois or Indiana?

Who keeps a car for 51 years?

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2013
Mileage at REBUILD =161,
728

2020
CURRENT Mileage = 162,
397
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Miles since engine rebuild =

669

1. Needs a new Top - I have the
      - Support frame
      - Steel bar insert

Robbins Tops
are available at -
Moss Motors - Goleta, CA, and

Victoria British - Lenexa, KS
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$ 390

$360

2. Needs Body and Paint
      - Right Quarter panel repair
      - Signal Red paint

Juan at Wilson's said to try-
AA Auto Collision
1240 Thompson Ave,
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 476-7725
(I will get a new estimate.)

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$ 4,000

3. Needs Interior Restoration

      - New Seats

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New Rugs

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Door Panel Kit, pair -

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Dash

Full interior kits are available at -
Moss Motors - Goleta, CA, and

Victoria British - Lenexa, KS
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$ 1,000

$ 300

$ 200

$ 250

No Bumpers
     In 55 years, they tend to get lost. They are so LOW, the bumper of every other car on the road is way above, and goes right into the body, without any bumper contact.
To paraphrase, the stock bumpers are useless, and always were.

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   4. Inclusions

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    2 Manuals,
    Years of Vict. Brit. Catalogs
    A few parts,
    Many Records, Receipts
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   5. Tires - Wheel Width vs. Tire Width

1962 - 1966
Triumph Spitfire Specs


The rims on this Spitfire are 3 1/2 inches wide.

Maximum Width of Tire for each Wheel Width
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Aspect Ratio

80
78
70
60
Minimum Rim Size
145

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3.5
4

4.5

5

155
A
165

cheat

4

4.5

5
5.5
165
B
175

4.5

5
5.5
175
C
185
195

5
5.5
185

195
205

5.5

205
215

The closest match to
     
factory tire size is -

155/80 SR-13
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Wider rims and tires would be preferable.

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   6. Waiver

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    I will not be held responsible for any injury that the buyer may suffer, due to his ownership of this car.

It really should have a
roll bar. It is pretty stable on flat ground, due to the low center of gravity, but hit a curb too fast, and over you go. Its that transverse leaf spring in the rear. Scary.

Anyone who buys this has to know about that.

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Disclaimer:
All facts stated are to the best of my knowledge.
Although the author has taken care to assure accuracy, errors can and do occur.

Thank you for your time.

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7. Contact

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