Monday, May 24, 2010

A Spitfire Joins the Family

The Cunningham-McDonald collection of fine British sports cars was increased by one Triumph Spitfire. This '72 model was purchased from a gentleman that I got to know when he worked at a business next door to my place of employment. He is more of a Detroit iron kind of guy, so he really didn't know what to do with the tatty little Brit.

We were in discussions about the car for the last six months while he got it running and tried to find a buyer. We finally agreed on a price and the clock was ticking to get it hauled off. The ever-helpful Ronnie Wolverton agreed to bring his trailer over and get the car to Richard Cunningham's place. Thanks, Ronnie!

At this point we aren't sure what we are going to do with the old girl. The data plate on the door jamb indicates that it is a '72 but it appears that it has a later bonnet assembly. It can be made drivable with a little effort and we might sell it on as a project for someone with too much time on their hands.

Get in touch if you have any ideas.

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