Sold for £6,188
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: SRE 811W
Chassis No: TFADW1AT009594
Evolving through five guises over the course of an eighteen-year production run, the final Spitfire variant, the 1500, arrived in 1974. With a reputed 71bhp and 82lbft of torque on tap from its 1493cc OHV four-cylinder engine, the newcomer boasted genuine 100mph performance. Visually indistinguishable from its MkIV forebear save for some minor trim differences, the Spitfire 1500 was a decent seller on both sides of the Atlantic and the model remained in production until August 1980.
Offered here is a Spitfire that presents as ‘very clean’, both inside and out. Supplied new on the 26th June, 1981, by Oliver Rix Garages Ltd. of Clough Street, Hanley, to a Mr R Oakly in Newcastle, Staffordshire, the vendor describes the car as ‘well looked after’ with ‘very clean’ running gear, including the underside where it has benefitted from wax treatment since new. The 1493cc engine is also described as 'spotless' and the cockpit as ‘excellent with no rips or tears’, very clean for such a car. ‘SRE 811W’ has seen improvements which include an unleaded head conversion, an oil cooler, a gas strut on the bonnet and additional gauges for oil pressure, voltage and battery.
A tribute to the car’s upkeep has previously resulted in the car receiving the accolade of first in class at the TSSC International Weekend in 2009. Other history can be evidenced by an original service ‘passport’ which is well-stamped with 16 entries. As well as the aforementioned service history, the Spitfire is accompanied by an original handbook, a large number of invoices, and a collection of old MOTs dating back to 1989 at 33,327 miles.
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Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 29th Nov, 2023
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Tuesday 28th November 2023 from 12pm to 8pm
Wednesday 29th November 2023 from 9am
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