Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Triumph Spitfire

Dad pulled into the yard in his Triumph Spitfire. This was the first time I saw the car outside of the workshop. It is such a cool little car. My dad and my brother completely restored the car as a project and it sounds like they had a lot of fun with it. My dad even did the paint job himself- he is so handy!

My dad made these decals for the hubs himself.

The guys going into town.

The Mr. and I taking it for a spin!

It is so incredibly low down to the ground, you feel like you are riding in a go cart. It's a smooth ride and it's so fun to ride with the top down.

Dad- what does the "M" stand for? And if you comment to answer this question, can you also tell us what year the car is?


  1. What fun! I love it when the guys have projects like this to do.

    I love your new layout - looks great!

    BTW... Leanne needs a blog of her own Ü - something along the Parisian line perhaps? You'll have to help her out there Chatty!

  2. Cute car! It reminds me of the one Lisa used to have. :)

  3. tracy:
    So that's why Dallywacky married your sister...Eh? :)

    Cool Car!

    Now I can read all your posts over again, and they will seem so "fresh" and "vibrant"!

    "My Luv"... not "sjo"
    "The emot-icon with it's toungue sticking out!"

  4. hehe i'll think about the blog thing :) cute car!

  5. sjo's hubby- (There is no way I am calling you "my luv") The emoticon with the tongue sticking out is typed like this: :P It is a colon and a capital p. Just thought I would teach you something new! :P

  6. :P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P

  7. My LUV (I kinda like it! :P )July 16, 2008 at 5:14 PM

    Guess who that was?

    p.s. be careful what you teach people! Especially your own kid.
    oopps... did I type that?

  8. It is well known that designer Giovanni Michelotti was responsible for the corporate Triumph look of the 1970's which resulted in the restyled MkIV Spitfire, but less well known that he undertook the original car's styling, also. His signature can be found in the form of an "M" on the bonnet latches. It's a 1971 Spitfire IV


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