11th Mar, 2023 13:00

March 2023 Classic & Performance Car Auction

 
  Lot 48
 

1981 Triumph Spitfire 1500
Comes with original bill of sale

Registration - ANH 766X

Chassis No. - TFADWIAT009345

M.O.T. - Exempt

Odometer - 47,897

It is rare to find a completely unmolested Spitfire in as presentable condition as ‘ANH 766’ - it even retains its original Dutton Forshaw dealer sticker and number plates. Built in the last month of Spitfire production, it is finished in a vibrant shade of blue, trimmed in a mix of black vinyl and black and white check fabric, and rides on a pristine set of chrome wire wheels shod with quality Michelin XAS tyres. Its total indicated mileage of 47,897 appears to be borne out by the MOT record, and this very pretty four-owner example is now being offered complete with stainless steel exhaust system, electronic ignition, electric fan, tonneau and full body covers, Moto-Lita leather-rimmed steering wheel, radio/cassette player, original book pack and service record.

The prototype Spitfire was produced by Standard Triumph in 1957. It was based on a modified Herald chassis clothed in a swooping body penned by Giovanni Michelotti. Unlike the rival Austin-Healey Sprite, it featured wind-up windows; also a single-piece front end that folded forward to provide optimum access the engine bay. There was much support for the car, however production was initially impossible due to Standard Triumph’s dire financial situation. Indeed, it was eventually delayed until 1962, by which time the company had been taken over by Leyland. Introduced in 1974, the final iteration of the Spitfire was called the 1500, in deference to its 1493cc engine. By then the car’s much criticised rear suspension had been fully sorted and the car progressively developed inside and out. By the time production ceased in 1980, over 95,000 examples of the popular 1500 had been built - the largest run of all the variants.

In summary:

• A remarkably unmolested four-owner example

• Total indicated mileage of 47,897 supported by the MOT history

• Features stainless steel exhaust, electronic ignition and electric fan

 

'A Buyer’s Premium applies to the Hammer Price of this Lot if your bid is successful, as per the following;  Motor Cars 12.5% + VAT (minimum £150 + VAT), Motorcycles and Bicycles 12.5% + VAT (minimum £150 + VAT); Registration Numbers 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Automobilia 15% + VAT (minimum of £5 + VAT).'

 Potential buyers should satisfy themselves with the description and condition of each lot prior to sale. Each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ as per the terms and conditions for the auction, buyers are asked to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out the service. Any disputes over descriptions will not be entertained.

 

Sold for £7,875

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


 

Registration - ANH 766X

Chassis No. - TFADWIAT009345

M.O.T. - Exempt

Odometer - 47,897

It is rare to find a completely unmolested Spitfire in as presentable condition as ‘ANH 766’ - it even retains its original Dutton Forshaw dealer sticker and number plates. Built in the last month of Spitfire production, it is finished in a vibrant shade of blue, trimmed in a mix of black vinyl and black and white check fabric, and rides on a pristine set of chrome wire wheels shod with quality Michelin XAS tyres. Its total indicated mileage of 47,897 appears to be borne out by the MOT record, and this very pretty four-owner example is now being offered complete with stainless steel exhaust system, electronic ignition, electric fan, tonneau and full body covers, Moto-Lita leather-rimmed steering wheel, radio/cassette player, original book pack and service record.

The prototype Spitfire was produced by Standard Triumph in 1957. It was based on a modified Herald chassis clothed in a swooping body penned by Giovanni Michelotti. Unlike the rival Austin-Healey Sprite, it featured wind-up windows; also a single-piece front end that folded forward to provide optimum access the engine bay. There was much support for the car, however production was initially impossible due to Standard Triumph’s dire financial situation. Indeed, it was eventually delayed until 1962, by which time the company had been taken over by Leyland. Introduced in 1974, the final iteration of the Spitfire was called the 1500, in deference to its 1493cc engine. By then the car’s much criticised rear suspension had been fully sorted and the car progressively developed inside and out. By the time production ceased in 1980, over 95,000 examples of the popular 1500 had been built - the largest run of all the variants.

In summary:

• A remarkably unmolested four-owner example

• Total indicated mileage of 47,897 supported by the MOT history

• Features stainless steel exhaust, electronic ignition and electric fan

 

'A Buyer’s Premium applies to the Hammer Price of this Lot if your bid is successful, as per the following;  Motor Cars 12.5% + VAT (minimum £150 + VAT), Motorcycles and Bicycles 12.5% + VAT (minimum £150 + VAT); Registration Numbers 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Automobilia 15% + VAT (minimum of £5 + VAT).'

 Potential buyers should satisfy themselves with the description and condition of each lot prior to sale. Each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ as per the terms and conditions for the auction, buyers are asked to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out the service. Any disputes over descriptions will not be entertained.

 

Auction: March 2023 Classic & Performance Car Auction, 11th Mar, 2023

Our March auction of classic, modern classic and prestige cars and motorbikes will take place at Mavericks in Holywell, North Wales (half an hour’s drive from Chester). Mavericks, 8 Moyston Road Business Park, Llannerch-y-Môr, Holywell, CH8 9DQ

There will be free parking for auction attendees.

Entries are now being invited, and sellers will benefit from Hampson’s unique offering of zero sellers commission for physical auctions, meaning that vendors keep 100% of the hammer price achieved for their vehicles.

If you wish to consign your vehicle to this auction, you can request a valuation here or by calling one of the Hampson Auctions team on 01606 828124

 

Viewing Days:
Friday 10th March 2pm - 7pm
Saturday 11th March 9am - 1pm

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