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waltesefalcon
09-15-2004, 01:54 PM
Ok, ok we all know buying a car on ebay is not a good idea, but I did it. I am now the new owner of a 66 spitfire. The guy took it on a trade, it ran and drove great when he got it. It has since then sat in storage for a year and a half. I talked to him on the phone he said the windshield is out of it, but it is in good shape body wise and interior wise. As for the engine I don't expect any serious work, just rebuilding the carb, possibly replacing the fuel pump, and draining the tank. Anyway anyone want t buy a 79 1500 spitfire? Here's a link to my new car. https://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayIS...TRK%3AMEWN%3AIT (https://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2489189204&rd=1&sspage name=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT)

BRIAN TOWNE
09-15-2004, 02:06 PM
Good for you Walt. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif
I'm sure we all wish you luck!
Brian /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/canpatriot.GIF

billspit
09-15-2004, 06:23 PM
I was looking at this car, but its too far away for me. Also, that's not the correct engine and the front bumper looks funky.

Webb Sledge
09-15-2004, 07:02 PM
Nice! Congrats, that's my favorite generation Spitfire!

Kurtis
09-15-2004, 07:34 PM
Those early Spitfires are nice. I was looking for one (either an Mk I or II), but there just aren't many of them around for sale in good shape. I ended up with a new Bugeye instead.

Good luck with your car. Based on the eBay listing, I'd say you got a good deal.

Kurtis

zottlander
09-15-2004, 07:59 PM
In to the valley of death road the Waltese Falcon............

Sherlock
09-15-2004, 08:18 PM
Doesn't look too bad Walt,

Those early Spitfire's are nice and also desireable I believe too (even if it isn't the right engine).

Reminds me of a conversation 78Z and myself had with a guy at one of our Alberta automotive flea markets this past spring... Some small-town farmer heard us talking British cars and started talking to us, from what we could gather he had found an early Triumph Spitfire in the middle of nowhere (a small town in Saskatchewan, forget which one) and he was thinking of buying it, but he had no idea about British cars at all... did mention about British Car Forum to him, wonder if he did buy it? I have now way to even contact the guy anyway.

waltesefalcon
09-15-2004, 08:34 PM
Thanks guys. Bill, I noticed that it doesn't have the 1296 also, but I have a friend in town who has one in a box in the back of his store I can have, used to go with his 66 spit which is now a rusted out pos.

SilentUnicorn
09-15-2004, 08:45 PM
TOoo Sweet.! I am green with envy.


mark

aeronca65t
09-15-2004, 10:15 PM
Nice! I like the styling of the early Spits best.
Now what's wrong with the '79 car that you're selling it?

Kurtis
09-15-2004, 10:18 PM
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Now what's wrong with the '79 car that you're selling it?

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Really... Why not keep them both? That way you can say you have a collection. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

waltesefalcon
09-16-2004, 02:58 PM
Nothing is wrong with it, aside from the fact that I pulled the engine awhile back to do some work.

frankenstang57
09-22-2004, 11:25 PM
/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gifHow much are you sellin' it for? Have any pix? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

waltesefalcon
09-22-2004, 11:29 PM
I haven't settled on a price yet. There should be some pictures of it in the members ride gallery its the only s@#t brown spitfire in there.

waltesefalcon
09-22-2004, 11:44 PM
Hey the pics are still there. Heres a link to one. https://www.britishcarforum.com/PHPhotoalbum/displayimage.php?pid=771

frankenstang57
09-24-2004, 12:09 AM
/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/savewave.gifHehehe, not the only one! https://community.webshots.com/album/180188045Biemlk I call it British racing brown! Looks nicer than mine. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/savewave.gif

bmurphy7369
09-24-2004, 01:13 AM
Walter,

I love it. I purchased the 1975 XJ6C on ebay about a year ago. I have no regrets in having done so. Enjoy your new Spitfire and keep me posted on the progress. Come to think of it, I bought the '57 TR3 on ebay as well, and still haven't picked it up! It's only a chassis with minimal body panels, but it was a good buy... couldn't resist.


Cheers,

Brian

johnrip
09-25-2004, 12:53 AM
I bought my car from ebay, and I do not regret it for a moment! Far better car then I could find locally...Maybee I got lucky.

waltesefalcon
09-25-2004, 04:25 PM
Hey guys thanks for the support. I will probably be getting it sometime this week. I was thinking of driving up there and driving it back myself, but the guy who has it told me he knows a guy who hauls cars for a living who may be down here and if so would haul it for about $80, which is just about $10 dollars more than what gas up there and back would probably be. I'll let you know when I get it.

philman
10-03-2004, 12:59 PM
ok I did it also. I purchased another tr7 off ebay from a guy in Missouri. Fly out next weekend to drive home. Another cross country trip in a tr7. I figured out how to arrange the pillows and cooler to sleep (relatively) comfortably in the car.I'll probably only carry my towing card and ham radio. this time i bought a '76 fhc to accompany my '81 dhc.

KLUTZ
10-04-2004, 01:32 AM
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ok I did it also. I purchased another tr7 off ebay from a guy in Missouri. Fly out next weekend to drive home. Another cross country trip in a tr7. I figured out how to arrange the pillows and cooler to sleep (relatively) comfortably in the car.I'll probably only carry my towing card and ham radio. this time i bought a '76 fhc to accompany my '81 dhc.

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Congratulations on your TR7 purchase. It is nice to see that there is still a market for people who appreciate the look of the FHC. Hopefully I can find a buyer for my rare (1200 or so made) '78 TR7, that I unfortunatly have to part with if I want to put money into my other project. (actually, my wife's idea) Truthfully though, I had great fun and learning experiences with that car, but I only have room, and insurance money, for one.
Enjoy your '76.
It would be nice to know the ratio of happy Ebay LBC buyers to unhappy LBC ebay buyers. Hows about somone doing a pole? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/canpatriot.GIF

Basil
10-04-2004, 03:57 AM
Wow, cool little Spit! I remember when I was in highschool almost buying one of those, but ended up with a $600 Pontiac Catellina instead.

Basil

jscott
10-04-2004, 07:39 PM
I just recieved my TR3A that I bought from E-Bay. I'm
very happy with the purchase. You can see it at the link
below. Was restored 10 years ago and then sat in a barn
until now!
Jim
https://jscott60.tripod.com/astro/id11.html

waltesefalcon
10-05-2004, 12:33 AM
Well this makes me feel better about buying a car off ebay, since several of you seem to have made the plunge also. Jim, congratulations on the 3 and philman congratulations on the new wedge.

philman
10-05-2004, 09:41 AM
well, the tr7 fhc is my second car off ebay. i also purchased my rangie off ebay. the rangie seller accurately described the problems with the rangie and had set his price accordingly. i'll let you know about the tr7 next week, but i don't expect any surprises.

Geo Hahn
10-05-2004, 07:17 PM
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I just recieved my TR3A that I bought from E-Bay. I'm
very happy with the purchase.

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Hey nice '3... hope you get much joy from it. Got my TR4 from eBay and couldn't have been more pleased. There bad deals out there too but it can work well for some.

BTW Jim -- You might have a look at this thread from Basil:

https://www.britishcarforum.com/ubbthread...mp;page=0#84349 (https://www.britishcarforum.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=84349&an=0&page=0#84349)

as your avatar seems to be large... took awhile to load on my pitifully slow dial-up. 'Properties' says it is 144K though that hardly seems possible on an 80x80 pic.

jscott
10-05-2004, 08:09 PM
Thanks Geo. Fixed my avatar.

Rippthrough
10-06-2004, 08:47 AM
I bought this:
https://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?V...me=STRK:MEWN:IT (https://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=2488493112&ssPage Name=STRK:MEWN:IT)

waltesefalcon
10-06-2004, 09:05 PM
Hey great looking shell you got. Good luck on the project.

Webb Sledge
10-06-2004, 10:26 PM
You know, if you buy a car off eBay, if the car is even slightly different than the discription you are no longer legally tied to buying it. I also think you could win a court case if they misled you into buying a junker when they said it was good.