Triumph Spitfire – Winter in Tunbridge Wells

After the initial Triumph Spitfire photos of late summer 1998 the autumn and then the winter reduced the opportunities for some fun driving with the roof down.

This picture was taken in Tunbridge Wells in Kent in early January 1999 and the hard top has been on for some weeks – the soft top stowed in my flat. My Spitfire here isn’t particularly clean and the bodywork is really starting to show its age and faults. At this point the driver’s floor pan has just been replaced and I’ve made a start on treating the rust spots – see the discolouration on the front lip of the bonnet just below the ‘Triumph Spitfire 1500’ logo. At this point I knew the Spitfire was going to have a full restoration and I was desperately saving up.

Read more about the bodywork restoration.


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