Classifind Cut: 1964 Triumph Spitfire Mk I – SOLD!

Jan 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Sports Car Saturday

February 12th Update – We just confirmed the seller of this barn find Spitfire deleted their listing so we’re now able to call this Sports Car “Sold!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

Penned by famed Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti, Triumph launched its new entry-level Spitfire to compete with the Austin Healey sprite. Produced from 1962 through 1964, these early cars were referred to both as “Triumph Spitfire Mark Is” and “Spitfire 4s”, not to be confused with the later Spitfire Mark IV. The “Spitfire 4” name indicated the possibility of the appearance of a six-cylinder version which never materialized. A Brooklands Green over black 1964 example was originally listed on Craigslist in January 2021 in Glastonbury, Connecticut for the asking price of $9,500. Comparing that price against the Collector Car Market Review confirms the private seller has their Mark I priced between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $6,800 and its #2 “Very Good” appraisal of $10,550.

Featuring two tops and only 53K original miles, the seller reports their Spitfire to be a New Hampshire barn find where it sat for two decades.  Classic sports cars are only original once, so if you’re looking for a driver-quality, low-mileage example this may be the Spitfire for you.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1964 Triumph Spitfire Mark 1 with 53,267 miles. This car sat in a barn up in New Hampshire for about 20 years, truly a barn find. The body has no body-filler, no rust, all original. Starts and drives perfectly. 100% original. It has the hardtop and soft-top.

Show or go: what would you do with this Triumph?  Comment below and let us know!


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