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Subject: Fw: Saw a Spitfire
From: "Stephnane St-Amant" <steph71tr6@crosswinds.net>
Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 12:30:27 -0400
Can anybody help Bruce?  I'm nowhere near California and have no idea of
price values over there

Please reply to him directly since he is not on the list.

Stef (in Ontario Canada)
----- Original Message -----
From: <Bruce4News@aol.com>
To: <steph71tr6@crosswinds.net>
Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2002 4:22 AM
Subject: Saw a Spitfire

> Hi Stephane,
>         Was up late tonight surfing the web on Triumphs, saw your Ottawa
> Triumph site, and thought I'd pick your brain.  Hope you don't mind.
>         My first car in high school was a used 1967 Triumph Spitfire
> racing green) that my grandfather bought for me for $600.  I had told my
> that someday when our four teenage daughters were out of the house, I was
> going to get myself a sports car and enjoy it on the weekends, etc.  All
of a
> sudden, a woman she works with has a 1978 Spitfire for sale and asked if
> be interested.  I saw it yesterday, and think it may be a good deal, but I
> know nothing about fair market value of Triumphs these days.  I'm hoping
> might be able to add some input.
>         She's the original owner, has the papers, and the car has 43,500
> original miles on it.  That's it.  It has always been garaged.  The
> on the soft-top have been replaced along with lots of other odds-and-ends
> that her ex-husband did when the car hit 40K miles.  (new speedometer
> new carpeting, seatbacks, etc etc.) She says he went nuts and put almost
> into the car.
>       It's white with a tan interior, chrome bumpers are immaculate, has a
> slight oil leak (drip) in the front and back, and has been garaged.  She
> hasn't had it registered for the last three years where it's continually
> in the garage until she takes it around the neighborhood for a spin to
> the juices flowing".  It also has a chrome luggage rack on the trunk.  No
> overdrive.  I took it out for a spin yesterday and it ran great, but I
> couldn't take it out on the open road because of the no registration, etc.
> She says she'd like between $4,000 - $5,000.  The few folks I spoke with
> here suggested that's too much.  Is it really excessive for a car in such
> neat condition?  I was hoping $3,500 max.  Any ideas?
>     Thanks so much for your time and input.
> Best regards and happy driving,
> Bruce Manning
> Mission Viejo, CA

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