WHY I LOVE MY SPIT­FIRE

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling -

BRAIN FOWKES

Brian bought his Spit­fire 1500 in 2002 for just £200. He says: ‘It had been stored for a few years and was be­ing sold as a project but I had it back on the road within four months. I used it a lot up to 2008 then it had an en­gine re­build and I fit­ted over­drive. The mileage tailed off when my lo­cal car group folded, but then two years ago I dis­cov­ered my lo­cal branch of the Tri­umph Sports Six Club and the car now sees con­stant use as it’s such an ac­tive and so­cial group. Since I joined the Club last year the Spit­fire has been all over the UK as well as to Spa, Le Mans and Laon. It’s now un­der­go­ing a rolling restora­tion with fresh pan­els, new paint and a re­trim. There’s a wealth of ex­per­tise within the club.’

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