Engine & Transmission
British Motor Industry Heritage Trust have confirmed that we have a matching numbers vehicle: chassis GE/59408-CV and engine number GE/66658-HEA are combined with a 4 speed, fully synchronised overdrive Triumph Spitfire gearbox. Hailing from an engineering background, and having owned a Spitfire for 11 years, Herr Becker, who restored the car, was more than equipped to make the professional adjustments to ensure the correct fit and the result is a smooth 15k plus miles since the restoration. With the lift-up front bonnet open, it reveals a complete nut and bolt restoration to the highest standards and will impress any Triumph enthusiast. With the head open during the restoration, it was clear that an overhaul had already taken place but, new valves, valve guides and seats were all replaced and the head re-planed. The original 1296cc engine produces an appropriate 61bhp (45kW) which moves the car along nicely. Huge attention to detail has been applied throughout the restoration and the list is too long to show but: new wiring loom, axles sand-blast prepared; water pump replaced; sensitive body panels strengthened are just a flavour of what exactly took place.