RossD UltimaDork
April 13, 2017 10:19 a.m.

Ad says: This is a 1968 Triumph Spitfire convertible. It's been sitting many years. Floors are completely rusted. Would best be used as a parts car. Mostly complete except the front seats. Has its 4 cyl engine with dual SU carbs, Manual trans. 13" spoked knock off rims (5) and come with a title.

$500 CASH

I also have an old kit car body in which a lot of the triumph trim would work on, including bumpers, rear window and some other parts. The fiberglass body is a 1961-64 La Dawri Castillian. They were made to rebody a Henry J or C1 Corvette and some other cars. $1000 for the fiberglass body

Or $1500 for them both


Robbie UberDork
April 13, 2017 11:09 a.m.

Totally cool.

Probably needs 10 years of work, but still way cool.

gearheadE30 HalfDork
April 13, 2017 12:43 p.m.

Those are the most thoroughly rusted out floor pans I've ever seen.

RossD UltimaDork
April 13, 2017 12:49 p.m.

In reply to gearheadE30:

Winters in Columbus are short and sweet compared to Wisconsin.

spitfirebill UltimaDork
April 13, 2017 4:14 p.m.
gearheadE30 wrote: Those are the most thoroughly rusted out floor pans I've ever seen.

I think you are correct.

It doesn't have the dash of a 68 Spitfire.

Stampie Dork
April 13, 2017 7:25 p.m.

I want that body so much.

SVreX MegaDork
April 13, 2017 8:35 p.m.

Why would anyone rebody a C1???

Stampie Dork
April 13, 2017 9:33 p.m.

In reply to SVreX:

Back 61-65 when these were made a C1 was just a used car that had been replaced with a much better model styling and performance wise.

Keith Tanner MegaDork
April 13, 2017 9:39 p.m.
gearheadE30 wrote: Those are the most thoroughly rusted out floor pans I've ever seen.

My thoughts exactly. Those are definitely "completely rusted"

The new body looks kinda cool.

DeadSkunk UberDork
April 14, 2017 8:56 a.m.

I wonder if that body could be made to fit a C4 Vette? Vintage looks and semi-modern underpinnings seems like fun.

RossD UltimaDork
April 14, 2017 8:58 a.m.

Or a Miata.

SVreX MegaDork
April 14, 2017 9:00 a.m.
RossD wrote: Or a Miata.

That's what I was thinking...

RossD UltimaDork
April 14, 2017 9:06 a.m.

In reply to SVreX:

I could offer storage of the body if you arrange transportation. I'm 70 miles away from the seller. (54913)

RossD UltimaDork
April 14, 2017 9:31 a.m.

1960 Corvette: 102" wheelbase, Front Track 57", Rear Track 59"

1991 Miata: 89.2" wb, ft 55.5", rt 56.2"

SVreX MegaDork
April 14, 2017 9:32 a.m.

In reply to RossD:

IT's a REALLY long distance (and hard to load).

My bigger problem is I've seen a lot of '60's vintage fiberglass bodies (and I own a few), and I've never seen one that was well constructed. The technology and techniques for fiberglass construction were simply not very advanced at that time.

I'd buy it if it was close. (I have a partnership developing with a fiberglass shop, and definitely have the resources to restore it better than new). But the (assumed) quality issues plus the transport make it a tough sell for me. (But I DO have everything Miata necessary to make it completely awesome laying in my shop, including 3 complete cars worth of parts, turbo setups, suspension- the works.)

I think I need to pass, but MAN I'd love to do it!

Thank you for the offer.

SVreX MegaDork
April 14, 2017 9:41 a.m.

My wife says it looks like "Sid"

I feel so misunderstood...

SVreX MegaDork
April 14, 2017 9:44 a.m.

A little eye-candy for your viewing pleasure:

alfadriver MegaDork
April 14, 2017 9:50 a.m.

Put a Locost under the body.


SVreX MegaDork
April 14, 2017 12:55 p.m.
RossD wrote: 1960 Corvette: 102" wheelbase, Front Track 57", Rear Track 59" 1991 Miata: 89.2" wb, ft 55.5", rt 56.2"

Custom PPF and 10" wheels/ tires. Done.

patgizz UltimaDork
April 14, 2017 2:25 p.m.

Wonder if the body has doors, hard to see anything that looks like doors in the crate.

Looks like it would be simple to grab when i'm up in Michigan if the ss badger lets you bring a trailer on it, otherwise the drive around and up through Chicago would suck. Ferry from ludington to manitowoc is almost straight across to appleton.

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