Value My Classic – how much one reader’s Triumph Vitesse is worth
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HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD IT?
I bought my Vitesse privately for £4500 in March 2015 as a rolling project with no MoT. I happened across it on a website while not really looking to buy a classic – this is my first! I’ve since been right through it – I’ve made bodywork repairs, given the chassis a makeover and replaced all the outriggers, removed the anti-rollbar, reinforced the seatbelt mounts and fitted rear ones – I have three children aged 13, ten and six who absolutely love it. There had been many previous attempts to add auxiliary items over the years so I correctly redid the wiring under the dash and engine bay so it now looks original and tidy. I also replaced a rear transverse spring after the last one snapped – which was an interesting event while driving, to say the least.
HOW MUCH HISTORY?
Not as much as I’d like. The previous owner had the car for 30 years, so I’ve written to him as well as to Quiller Triumph, as there were receipts for work it did in 2009-10. If any CCW reader knows the car and can add to its history I’d love to hear from them.
WHAT’S LEFT TO DO ON IT?
Re-upholster all the seats. They have some small rips in the vinyl but are still completely usable and don’t look that bad. Also replace the sump gasket due to a small oil leak.
HAS IT BEEN MODIFIED?
These include a Triumph 2500TC engine, brake servo, Spax suspension, electronic ignition and Sports exhaust. I’ve also fitted Minilite alloys and K&N air filters.
WHO Richard Cook WHAT 1967 Vitesse MkI MILES 87,656 PROVENANCE Previous owner had it 30 years MODS Triumph 2500TC engine, Spax shocks HOW MANY LEFT 65 approx