This was fully stripped back, rust treated, filled and primed - then motivation was lost and it sat in a shed covered.
This is not your standard TR4 motor. It is fully original but it was fully rebuilt, bored and relined, racing pistons, high lift cam, approx 11-1 compression, approximately 140HP. It has only done approximately 20-25k miles since the rebuild.
The original cartridge oil filter has been replaced with a spin-on filter adapter.
All suspension is for racing and road. Extremely rigid drives like a very fast go cart.
It has only been used on the road and NEVER on a race track.
All parts are with it including original bumper’s.
Brakes and clutch were replaced but need the hydraulics checking as it has been sitting for years.
It was last started and running 2 years ago.
Only surface rust as seen in pics. Had new wings and all rust removed and inner panels replaced.
Was fully serviced before taking off the road.
This is a great project for someone to complete and end up with a fun little race car or a classic British car.
Buyer to arrange pickup from Ballogie, Queensland.
More pictures available on request.
Price negotiable. Asking $27500.
Contact Oliver Armstrong on 0493510640. He is the owners son.
Opportunity to acquire this well-prepared TR7/V8 project car. Already, many hours have been devoted to preparing the body and suspension to this point and, with the addition of the right engine, has the potential to become a great handling and very quick race car. Included in the packa1980 accident free shell without sunroof.
Rust free, taken back to bare metal before primer coat added
CDS roll cage extended through to strut tops
V8 super car spec quick release front spoiler
Tarmac flares, fibreglass bonnet, boot and new lightweight fibreglass rear bar
Electronic power steering
15 x 8 super light GTR lightweight wheels
VR commodore ABS diff
Commodore brake booster & master cylinder – can be wired up to run ABS
Front 300mm brake rotors
Watts 6 link roll centre adjustable rear suspension
Spax adjustable rear shockers
Chrome Molly rose joint front suspension, VR front struts with height adjustment & sealed wheel bearings
Commodore cup front Bilstein inserts
VR commodore ABS unit Borg Warner T5 gear box with Rover bell housing
Custom engine mounts to body
Single wiper conversion
Built to suit SII V8 radiator
Will fit TRS heads & stand up throttles & clear roll cage
Will suit wet or dry sump configuration
Comes with many of the interior fittings and other parts stripped from the original car
Price: $16,750 (car located in Victoria)
This race-ready MK3 Spitfire with a long racing history, including many 6 hour relay races during the late 70's and 80's. Winner of the NSW Lovell's Springs Sportscar Spares state series in 1980. Fully rebuilt with new chassis to the same specifications as it ran in 1980. Eligible for various historic categories. Is complete and has run 1 GEAR meeting at Lakeside in July and the 2017 Triumph Nationals since rebuild. Available with 3 sets of wheels 8.5 inch as pictured fitted with old slicks 7.5" and 5.5" fitted with Yokohama A050 tyres which have done 26 laps. Engine has twin 40DCOE Webber's, SAH 57 camshaft, worked head, fully balanced. Close ratio gearbox, Detroit Locker differential and modified suspension. Trailer is fully enclosed tandem with aluminium tread plate floor, wheel rack and storage area. Large spares package available. Previous owners are Graeme Laurie, Bob Woods and Ray Wheaton. Offered is a fully ready-to-race package.