Member ID: grubscrewMember Status: Free Member
Winfield, Maryland, USA
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I'm a retired professional engineer that spent 34 years in the design and construction of thermal power plants.
I've got a 1970 Spitfire that I bought from the original owner in 1971. I drove it year around as my primary ride for about 5 years, including a 75 mile roundtrip to/from work, before I took it off the road because I didn't have time for the constant attention it needed. I had it in storage in my garage for almost 30 years. Nearly 100% original, including original Lucas headlights, AM radio, tool kit including that little snap-closed plastic case, etc. Amazingly, never had any rust or body damage. And yes, the whitewalls are correct, although the wheel covers are not. Been back on the road since Spring of '05.
My next goal is to put together a 1970 GT6+ and restore it to original condition as well.Right now, I've got 2 of the 1970 Gt6+, one 1969 GT6+, and one additional 1970 Spitfire. Running out of garage space, so I may actually have to really do something soon!
2 Vehicles -- Total mileage: 0 mi (0 km) -- Average age: 1970
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Posted on: Friday January 14, 2011
Well, I've never done a journal before, but what the heck! I bought a 1970 Spitfire MkIII in 1971, and I've had it ever since. It's actually in great shape and never been wrecked or rusted in any way whatsoever. "Restoring" it has really never meant more than minor engine work, suspension work, routine repairs to brakes, electricals, etc. Plus a professional paint job. So a few years ago I acquired two farm-field hulks to "back up" my Spit....another '70 spit and a '70 GT6+. They each ...
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