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How much for a really good GT6 or Spitfire?


dave_webb
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Hi all,

I'm a new member who'd appreciate a few opinions on how much a truly concours GT6 or Spitfire would cost at the moment and  whether the TSSC valuations are still accurate. It looks like £15k or so for a GT6 and 4-5k for a really good Spitfire but trawling through the classifieds (as I do most evenings given the chance), prices are above this especially for the Spitfires. I make no distinction about models as from what I can see, the prices are almost independent of this. 

 

I'm after a really good example, especially a GT6 MK 3 (although my other half would rather have a convertible), my point being cars will sell for what someone's prepared to pay for them but I'd really like an opinion or two on whether the TSSC estimated prices are relevant or need a refresh.

 

I have to laugh a little when I see cars described as 'wouldn't take much to make into a concours show-winner' when clearly they are just a daily drive or ready for a full resto. I'm a patient person but would like to join in the fun this year with a GT6 or Spitfire. 

 

An alternative approach which I may consider is to go for a full rebuild with a donor car but as yet I haven't approached any companies as I'm hoping I'll find one through the classifieds, has any one on this site done this recently, I'm sure it would be an expensive alternative? 

 

Thank goodness for clubs like the TSSC where I can solicit a few opinions and learn a few things about a potential purchase prior to making any decision. All appreciated.....

 

Kind regards,

dave

 

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TRIUMPH-SPITFIRE-1500-Outstanding-needs-finishing-/311283572306?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item4879f25e52

 

That may be an excellent place to start! Probably needs a bit more than a week, maybe 50hrs of professional time plus some parts, but it looks like genuinely the hard work is done.

 

Really good spitfires 5-10K add a another 3-5k for a GT6.

 

Dealers seem to get a hefty premium over private sellers, often buying privately then adding 50-100% markup.

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Hi - I joined the TSSC club before I purchased my second Triumph  - The reason I say this is you can look in detail on the club classifieds on the TSSC site which gives you a much better idea of what you can get for the money

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Hi,

Thanks for all thoughts, I have placed an advert in the Classifieds, both here and else where and am just waiting for that one phone call to make my day.

I am after a truly as per factory concour condition car, so complete originality is what I'd ideally like get. I do appreciate that most will have had the odd modification (some very odd :D) but I suspect there will be another purist like myself out there. In the meantime it sounds like dealers cars will be very expensive compared to a private purchase so thats where I suspect I'll get lucky. If anyone wants to know the sort of condition I'm after, then a quick google for 'exotic classics triumpg gt6', a USA LHD car but a fantastic restoration (I do appreciate that some bits are not original but in terms of finish and attention to detail - exactly the sort of car I'm after).

 

regards,

dave

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  • 3 weeks later...

Why not get a GT6 convertible ? - all the benefits of a straight six and the wind in the hair as well. I had mine built for me 15 years ago by David Aspinall at Anglian Triumph. It was shown at the 1999 Classic Car Show at the NEC on the TSSC stand. Still going strong and well worth the initial cost.

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The USA GT6 you refer to looks very nice indeed. GT6's in the kind of condition you are looking for don't come along too often and as you have already identified you can expect to pay a premium.

 

Despite the large price tag though, I suspect it will be cheaper to buy a really good one that's already been restored (assuming it's been done properly) than to buy a project and pay for it to be professionally restored. Simply because there's so much labour involved and more than a few unforeseen expenses along the way.

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