Spit Six: 1967 GT6 Powered Triumph Spitfire – Sold!
While a stock four-cylinder powered late sixties Triumph Spitfire is a blast to drive, we’re intrigued by the GT6 engine swap this 1967 Triumph Spitfire listed on Craigslist in Bedminster, Pennsylvania for the asking price of $8,000. Checking the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has his Spitfire priced between the #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $11,400 and the #3 “Good” estimate of $6,100. IHere’s the seller’s description:
“This is a 1967 Triumph Spitfire that was titled as a 68 because it was not sold until early 1968.
This has been a labor of love for the last 10 years or so. My brother started with it and then passed it on to me to finish it.
The body has been removed and all rusty panels were replaced with new ones. The frame was not worth saving so we sourced one from a 1973 that was in great shape………..We wanted more “umph” under the hood, so we sourced a straight 6 from a 1969 GT6 and had it bored out and rebuilt. The hood was modified to accept the longer block……It has been completely re-wired with a Painless wiring harness and modern fuses. The battery has been moved to the trunk, with a master ‘kill switch” installed…….Carbs have been rebuilt, fuel pump replaced and new master cylinder, and plenty more!
Interior is basically brand new with carpets, refreshed gauges, seat covers and of course, a brand new convertible top.
Odometer says 89,000, but the title says 108K. The speedo/odometer has been changed sometime in its past. However the rebuilt motor has less than 1,000 miles on it. Probably less than 500.
We have the chrome bumpers. The rears are in good shape, the front is in OK shape. I just like the look of the car better without them! We also have many other spare parts collected over the years that are all included.
A modern stereo was installed with an Aux port and Bluetooth. And 6×9 Pioneer speakers were fitted behind the seats.
It is REALLY fun to drive! It is great for local car shows and cruise nights or just a weekend drive for ice cream.
It is scheduled to go to Ragtops & Roadsters in Perkasie at the end of March for their assessment and to be listed on their website. At that time, the price is likely to go up.
We have over 11k invested in this classic! Hagery lists a “3” car at $6,200 and a “2” car as $11,700. This car is much closer to a “2” than a “3”. This beauty is likely priced below market value.
Come take a ride and fall in love with it the way we did!
If you would like to come and see it, please include a phone number where I can text you so that we can make arrangements.
Let me be clear, I will NOT ANSWER ANY EMAILS THAT DO NOT INCLUDE A PHONE NUMBER. If you are not including your number then I suspect you are either not serious or you are a scammer!
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