1979 Triumph Spitfire. Some Assembly Required. You Know, After the Disassembly That’s Required

1979 Triumph Spitfire. Some Assembly Required. You Know, After the Disassembly That’s Required

Officially, this car is just being detailed. That’s what these guys do. A man with a Triumph Spitfire taking up space in his unraked leaves gave it away to our heroes here if they would simply agree to get it out of there. Woohoo! Free car. Of course “free car” didn’t mean “free lunch,” so there was plenty of elbow grease required to put humpty hoopty back together again. So what? People go to a lot more trouble and expense to restore less interesting cars. A Triumph Spitfire is a blast to drive. You just have to learn the correct prayers and incantations to intone before turning the key. Look on the bright side: it was just as likely to not start when it was brand new as it is now. It’s a British car, and wiring harness smoke is factory installed.

3 thoughts on “1979 Triumph Spitfire. Some Assembly Required. You Know, After the Disassembly That’s Required

  1. In the world of Triumph, I’m more of a Stag-type guy. Your post reminds me of why the British never got into the manufacture of computers – they could never figure out how to make them leak oil.

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