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My Favorite Triumphs, Larry & Sue Tomaszycki
1978 Triumph Spitfire
1980 Triumph TR8
2008 Mini Cooper Convertible
1978 SPITFIRE , Back in the 60"s (no not 1860 either) we bought a 1962 MG Midget, it was an ornery, cantankerous little beast, but we had a lot of fun in that car, which simply washed away all of it's shortcomings.
Back to the future: When an opportunity came to buy a basket case 1978 Spitfire for $1000.00. The full intention was to stick it back together and sell it: for profit( hopefully).
That is; until we started to drive it. Hey; this car is as much fun as remembered, but the best part was, that it was a pretty reliable ride to boot: unlike it's predecessor.
But enough of this stuff, on to the pictures.
A nice shot of the car at the 2004 Gratiot Cruise Car Show , check out those magnetic stick on Flames ( wouldn't be caught dead with them any other time).
Nothing like a pit stop a Baskin and Robbins with the/my co-pilot.
How about some "Haulin" in your Spit:
Maybe " Truckin" that water heater home (above), or:
Maybe a brand new lawnmower: we where quite a hit at Home Depot amongst a sea of pickup trucks.
The Spit got body repair and paint. Finished July 2007. Took a year 3 months to get car back on the road.Yes it is the same car..
The corvette taillights work well with the rest of the car.
I can honestly say I like this car more and more. Easy V8 cruising, very... peppy in any gear. A joy to start and simply listen to the glorious V8 cacophony.
A pleasure on the Freeway
And looks right up to date. Style wise has withstood the test of time
If had a nickel for every favorable comment: never have to buy coffee again, out of pocket.
This car is absolutely habit forming; Fun.