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1966 MK2 Spitfire Stunning condition SOLD

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  • As stated
  • 1966
  • Sunderland
Not for sale - it has been sold via a Car and Classic Free Ad
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Triumph
Model Spitfire
  Spitfire MK2
Year 1966
Mileage 21,000 miles
Country UK
Region Tyne and Wear
Town Sunderland
Status Private
Ref C1190828
This is one of the best examples available finished in stunning Royal blue with contrasting red seats, piped in white with a red carpet set, the original and fantastic colour combination.

An extensive restoration has been completed on this already low mileage car retaining many of the original features. All of the outer body panels including bonnet are original factory steel item, many of these are no longer available and only copy or reproduction items can be sourced. This was a no expense spared rebuild by a professional body repair shop. The shut lines and panel gaps are far better than the factory.

History

This example was registered as LYH8D new in London, July 1966 and supplied with a steel factory hard top. It would seem the car was used infrequently eventually parked up in a garage with only 19,000 miles on the clock. It was rescued by a Triumph specialist who then sold the car on as a restoration project. Despite the low miles the car had suffered from being stored in a damp garage and required a full restoration to bring it back to the present day condition. Low ownership from new three keepers.

Body

This has been a complete nut and bolt rebuild, the body tub has been completely rebuilt as stated from original Triumph parts. The chassis was completely stripped shot blasted and repainted in 2K Royal blue matching the body colour. Little or no welding was required to the chassis or out riggers as they are all sound. Once pained the chassis has been fully injected with rust preventative wax.
The body tub has been completely rebuilt new boot floor and full floor panels all correctly spot welded as the factory, no short cuts this was a massive task. All inner sill sections have been treated to zinc weld through primer and painted inside during the extensive build. The door frames were painted and then skined and repainted Royal blue to a very high standard. A complete genuine new bonnet was supplied this is not a repaired item but a brand new old stock item no longer available. A new steel boot panel was fitted to the original frame that was shot blasted and painted. All body parts have been repainted following lead loaded repairs no body filler has been applied before painting in a high temperature paint booth. Once again this was completed at a high class bodyshop and is not a D.I.Y. job.The tub was suspended on a spit and the floor pans painted to match the upper body in high gloss Royal blue.

Interior

Due to the cars poor storage the interior has once again been restored to a very high standard the original seat covering had been damaged by mice, so high quality reproduction items have been used, where possible original trim has been retained and coloured to match replacement item. Apart from the red inertia seat belts that have replaced lap belts the interior is as original. This is personal preference and can easily be changed.

Bright work

All chrome items are original Triumph however due to the poor storage some of the bumper parts have been replaced or repaired before everything was re-chromed to a very high standard. These are not reproduction items.

Engine and running gear.

This is a matching numbers car, care has been taken to rebuild all of the original items and avoid using reproduction items that are often not of the original standard. With such a low mileage most items have been stripped painted and re-assembled following careful checks, any item damaged due to storage was replaced. Have been used infrequently by myself the car was serviced during the summer of 2019 with new coolant oil filter etc etc this is ready to use starts on the button and drives really well, bearing in mind its age.

Overview.

This must be one of the very best examples available in possibly the best colour combination. The asking price is a fraction of the cost on labour or even in the parts alone. If you are looking for the very best available look no further. A book could be written on the work and standard of the work carried out on this vehicle. It does have a very extensive history file and CD of images from the restoration.

The MK2 Spitfire is the rarest of all the models produced with most of the production going over seas at that time. Few of these lovely little cars remain and the standard of restoration is variable. Most examples have been messed about, everyone to their own but this is a car rebuilt as supplied not fitted with overdrive as this was not specified at the time or a bigger engine, wire wheels or a jet pack. If you are looking for a genuine 1960's sports car that looks stunning and can't stretch to a E-Type these are increasing in value and will continue to do so making this a very sound investment better than money in the bank at present.

This is a reluctant sale as I'm reducing my private car collection it will be sold with a full current MOT test however this vehicle is both TAX and MOT exempt. The car is available for T.V. and film work should you like what you see but don't wish to buy, feel free to pass on this information or get in touch by messageing Richard.   
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