Original Triumph Spitfire 1500, rust free, garage kept, everyday runner and mint

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Technical specifications

Manufacturer:Triumph
Model:Spitfire
Year:1980
Type:Convertible
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Color:Black
Mileage:115,700
Transmission:Manual
Interior Color:Beige
Engine:1.5L 1493CC l4 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
Trim:Base Convertible 2-Door
Number of Cylinders:4
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Description

I have owned and regularly used this garage kept very original Triumph Spitfire 1500 for exactly five years. I am the 2nd owner. I bought it rust free and mechanically healthy, and I have improved essentially every mechanical and aesthetic part of this car to make it a healthy everyday driver that everyone comments on. I can't keep a car for more than five years, which is why I am selling. I can schedule to show the car on WEEKENDS. I drove this 20,000 which helped me work out the mechanical imperfections, and I have the receipts to show for it too.
**A new Smith's Oil Pressure and Temperature Gauge and a New Modern Fan has been added, which are not in the pics.
The improvements (over 20K) that I have made over time include the following:
ENGINE WORK-- all work done by seasoned British car mechanics:
New Valves and Pistons (reboring not needed)
Replaced thrust washers, rod bearings and main bearings to lengthen engine life.
New Camshaft
New Piston Rings
New Distributor
New oil pump
New timing chain kit (including timing cover gasket)
New oil pan gasket
New timing chain kit (including timing cover gasket)
Reconditioned alternator
New spark plugs and Cobalt spark plug wires
ELECTRICAL WORK-- all work done by seasoned British car mechanics:
Anew main fuse box was added under the bonnet and professionalelectrical wiring work was done ($1,000) so that all electric parts andconnections function well in original configuration
REAR SUSPENSION -- all work done by seasoned British car mechanics:
New rear differential and differential seals
New complete right and left rear axles , including trunions and yolks.
New wheel bearings
Replaced all u-joints
FRONT SUSPENSION-- all work done by seasoned British car mechanics:
New bushings all around (left and right A-Arm bushing sets, left and right ball joint sets, left and right sway bar links and sway bar bushing sets.
New front left and right trunnions and trunnion seal kits.
New left and right tie rod ends.
CLUTCH SYSTEM WORK-- all work done by seasoned British car mechanics:
New clutch slave cylinder
New clutch kit (clutch disk, clutch release bearing and clutch cover)
BRAKES-- all work done by seasoned British car mechanics:
New brake master cylinder
New front brake hoses
New rear drum brakes
EXHAUST SYSTEM WORK:
New muffler
New exhaust pipe
New exhaust manifold gasket
EXTERIOR BODY WORK:
New high quality exterior professional paint job ($3,600).
New windshield seal and aluminum windshield top molding professionally installed.
New cloth soft top professionally installed.
New trunk lock
WHEELS:
New Tires (with warranty and free tire rotations)
Professionally sand blasted and painted all 4 wheels to original looking condition
INTERIOR WORK:
New interior door and rear panels done by professional car upholstery workers.
Reconditioned seats done by professional car upholstery workers.
New Sony Radio, with new Sirius and regular antennas, and speakers, all professionally installed.
New wood instrument panel and polished solid chrome on the wooden instrument panel.
New dashboard.
New rearview mirror and ashtray (you always look at these while driving, so it is worth mentioning)
New high quality Bristleflex fuzzy door seals (and new trunk seals) both made by MacGregor
New Sunvisors
New Knee pads
New walnut shifting knob and new stick shift boot cover
FUEL SYSTEM WORK:
New fuel tank rubber neck
New fuel tank grommet
New fuel cap seal
New fuel filter
EMISSIONS EQUIPMENT WORK:
Reconditioned air pump
Reconditioned EGR valve
Reconditioned injection air rail
New carbon canisters
Passed smog April of 2013

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