1976 Triumph Spitfire 1500 1.5 from North America
Great handeling and easy to work on convertible
Put a rod through the top of the head at around 30000 miles.
U-joints right around the same time.
I had a big learning curve trying to figure out the SU carburator.
Smog hoses everywhere on the engine were dry rotted and leaking.
I acquired this car when I was 15 years old. Worked on it for a year before I was able to get my license.
Started to autocross the car and realized how well it really handles the twisties and tight tracks.
Seating is comfortable for me at 5'11".
Engine noise is loud in the cockpit. Makes the radio pretty worthless.
Leaf spring/suspension started to sag shortly after I started auto crossing it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th June, 2004