"Like a beautiful woman, which made me suffer a bit before I could have it"

woensdag 19 oktober 2011

Thanks to Wouter Bregman!

maandag 17 oktober 2011

Why a spitfire?

Why a Spitfire? What made it different from, say, an MGB, Triumph TR6, MG Midget, or a Fiat X-19? Well, for me, three things: 1) It had a full independent suspension, the only Brit car of this class to do so. Also, a perfect 50/50 front/rear weight ratio for great balance. 2) The bonnet and wings rose together, giving full access for engine, chassis, and electrical service, which was usually a bit too often. 3) The car also had real wood on the dash, quite unique in a car like this. I live in a rural area with small, twisty roads, and a muscle car would be as out of place here as a stretched Escalade limousine in downtown Tokyo.


zaterdag 1 oktober 2011

Yellow spitfire

Purchased 8 years ago and stored in a well-insulated garage with intension to do full body off restoration. Car is currently 70% disassembled and is very restorable. Some repair work on the body has been done. Body is detached from chassis. Engine ran strong before partial disassembly (still in chassis). Each step of the disassembly has been documented with detailed pictures and text showing sequence of removal. All parts have been carefully bagged and labeled. Can send more pictures. Buyer must have means of transporting a rolling chassis, lifting a body (2-3 people) and boxes of parts. Spitfire-related books and magazines included.