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1966 Triumph Spitfire Mk2, 1147cc. Registration number DOD 9...





1966 Triumph Spitfire Mk2, 1147cc. Registration number DOD 951C. Chassis number FC56309. Engine number TBC
The Triumph Spitfire was produced as a direct competitor of the Austin-Healey Sprite, and subsequently the MG Midget. Triumph found itself playing catch up, yet eventually ended up producing a quality sports car that rivaled the competition in many ways.
It was underpinned by a Herald-style separate chassis and was powered by the same family of engines. Similar to the Herald, the Spitfire was a look created by Michelotti with a closely-cropped interior for two.
Introduced in 1962 as the Spitfire 4 (or Mk1) was followed by the Mk II, between 1965-1967; some 37,409 were produced making it the rarest example. The car was quite a step up from its predecessor with a retuned engine, revised camshaft profile, water-heated manifold and tubular exhaust manifold which increased the car to 67BHP at 60,000rpm - it remains very accessible and easy to keep on the road thanks to the near-total parts supply.
DOD was originally produced in Conifer Green with black trim and has only had seven keepers; the first being Susan Harrison of Leicester who sold her to John Allen, then Stephen Charles and in 1979 Isabel Hill, all of Leicester. In 1982 The Coventry Training Workshop (later The Edgwick Centre) bought it as a project and changed the engine to FC 22996HE, bought it. In 1987 Gary Hubbard of Coventry bought before selling it to our vendor, as a project, in 2016.He traced the history through DVLA, although the dates/owners are bit confusing. According to How Many Left?, there are 8 licensed 1965 examples left along with 5 SORNed (this being on SORN)
Now being sold from his estate, it comes with a V5C, the DVLA keeper details and a rare hardtop. Buyers should satisfy themselves as to the completeness of this interesting project.

Auction Date: 26th Mar 2022 at 1:30pm

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