1970’s Spitfire Flies Again – A Restoration Story
The Triumph Spitfire was first introduced at the London Motor Show in 1962. It was based on a design by Giovanni Michelotti and is a classic small English two-seat sports car. You probably knew that the Spitfire was named after the World War II fighter plane. The car was very much based upon the Triumph Herald saloon, and was manufactured in Coventry at the Standard-Triumph works. There were over 95,000 of this 1500 model produced and it was the fifth model in the production run ending August 1980.
Triumph Spitfire 1500
This particular Triumph Spitfire 1500 (1977) came in to us looking tired and somewhat multi-coloured! The paintwork had been patched up by various people in various places over the years. The owner really wanted a high quality finish in the popular green colour of its time.
We stripped this Spitfire down to see the parts that needed work or in some cases completely replacing. Then it was prepped and we carried out a full repaint using our low bake car oven.
You’ll see this beautiful car flying about locally. It’s also a regular at local classic car shows if you’re out and about this Summer.
Are you are owner of a classic car that’s in need of some TLC? Here at Car Magic we’ve got 20 years experience in car body repairs just like this one. Restoration is a real passion of our team so please do get in touch today.
Some of the information in this post has been taken from Wikipedia