Junkyard Find: 1975 Triumph Spitfire

Murilee Martin
by Murilee Martin

A less-than-perfect Spitfire, like the MGB, typically spends a decade or three as a get-around-to-it-someday project car under a tarp in the driveway… and then it’s off to the junkyard when reality finally sinks in. I haven’t seen a beater Spitfire for at least a decade now, so this is one of many smoked out of its hiding place by high scrap-steel prices.

53 horses. Do we really need to talk about that?

This one has been picked over pretty well, which indicates that some other Spitfires— ideally, pre-huge-crash-bumper examples— will benefit from this car’s sacrifice.

Murilee Martin
Murilee Martin

Murilee Martin is the pen name of Phil Greden, a writer who has lived in Minnesota, California, Georgia and (now) Colorado. He has toiled at copywriting, technical writing, junkmail writing, fiction writing and now automotive writing. He has owned many terrible vehicles and some good ones. He spends a great deal of time in self-service junkyards. These days, he writes for publications including Autoweek, Autoblog, Hagerty, The Truth About Cars and Capital One.

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  • Jdo65719906 Jdo65719906 on May 11, 2023

    1975 Spitfire 1500. 44k miles, excellent condition. NFS……. Love this model. Always loved these and decided to take this item off my bucket list last year. 👍️

  • Lev Lev on Nov 09, 2023

    Hey, I have a few of these spitfires, not sure what year they are but have a green one, white, and black. They aren't in best shape but I'm selling all 4 of them. If interested email me at pinkslip4pslip@gmail.com

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