|Report for:||1965 Triumph SPITFIRE|
|Report valid as at:||Wednesday, 4 September 2019|
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|Registration expires||Nov 2019|
|Model detail||1965 Spitfire|
Until now you may have been one of those lucky few who thought you had it all. Alas, you were wrong.
Good news is you can have it all, and truly be happy.
Happiness is when you wake up on Sunday morning, put your surfboard and dog and girl (or boy) in your vintage red convertible and cruise the New Zealand coastline, listening to Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young or possibly even Pet Shop Boys.
Happiness comes with two seats, a free calendar and 1300cc of 1965 British throat gurgling joy.
Things happiness does not come with:
- Cinnamon the best dog
- the surfboard
- the 40 year old male model/actors (in calendar)
- a WOF
- a safety rating above 0.
Other fun facts:
- Spitee got a warrant and passed an inspection just before I bought her, but f**k knows how. Rust in the sills and floor have been repaired using steel that wasn’t suitable. This is a major job. It means the car would be really really unsafe in a crash.
- Barry, a Hutt based auto repair chap put it like this: “I’m very sorry but the workmanship repairing the structural rust is appalling. I would not warrant this for love nor money.” I said “Could be worse.” He said “I don’t see how.” I said “You could have told me I had cancer.” He said, after a time, with a dead pan expression: “I know lots of people that have survived cancer.”
- I paid $13,500 planning to use over summer, have lots of fun and re-sell at a small loss. Good plan. I did have lots of fun and didn’t crash and die.
- New plan: sell with full disclosure (not that this matters when it comes to disputes tribunal I found) and give all proceeds to Cancer Society.
Needless to say, car is sold “as is, where is” and would suit someone who wants project.
Pick up in Martinborough. From my uncle Maurice. Who is a good talker.
A truly amazing spiel of your ad I found it quite amusing as I read it it is absolutely priceless. You a truly one of a kind human saint with the great donation to the cancer Society and the love of animals and the love of enjoying life my hats off to you my friend akaozy(117• 10:47 pm, Wed, 4 Sep ) Definitely the nicest thing anyone has ever said about me. Saving this for my tombstone. mattt14(55• Wednesday, 4 September 2019 ) I’ve been looking for a convertible for my mother in law and feel Spitee could fill the bill. In her early days she was a ballerina and had this fixation on driving around, wind in her hair listening to Bing Crosby. She never fulfilled her ambition because of a sparsity of funds. Its true time has not been kind to her chassis in the same way that time has ravaged old Spitee’s chassis. She’s got quite a large beam and I just want to know if the bucket seats would be large enough for her. peterrm(21• 05:18 pm, Thu, 5 Sep ) Hello there! The front seat is actually welded in place making driver’s seat a bit of a squeeze for my larger friends. Wellington’s Auction and Castle specialist managed to fit behind the wheel (pics 6 and 8) so she should be ok. Otherwise Kent might be driving the old girl? mattt14(55• Thursday, 5 September 2019 ) and a sensible question do you know what it need for a warrant ab525(109• 05:48 pm, Thu, 5 Sep ) Is that you Andrew dressed up as Santa in your profile pic? Amazing. Right up there with Big Rig (Santa, pic 4). Best Santa competition anyone? Most issues will polish out except for the new breaks, bushes, horn, radio and the new floors and sills. Ho ho ho. mattt14(55• Thursday, 5 September 2019 ) Hey, if i was you i would contact nzta and complain about faulty wof inspection, im not sure if you will be paid out but at least the wof inspector may invest in some glasses and may save a life or two, nzta is coming down on rust hard, i was once paid $500 by Auckland testing station for car with expired wof , inspector was freind of owner of rusty car and tape covered holes in roof, that was over 10yrs ago, much tougher now, worth a phone call, for everyones sake kgm63(47• 05:51 pm, Fri, 6 Sep ) Yeah I might actually - the situation with wof and vendor all smells a bit. Great car though. You should totally buy it. mattt14(55• Friday, 6 September 2019 ) I have exactly the same model but it isn't Red more of a rusty Red colour , Its a life long project that got put on hold when my wife died from breast cancer so I know a fare bit about that stuff you might say. A small child not conducive and a bit of a show stopper but now that I have almost swam back to the surface I'd be keen to get the project up and running again, a good positive distraction. The stills are a killer for sure I have the same how are the floor pans for rust ?? Cheers Kris krispiss(45• 11:12 pm, Fri, 6 Sep ) Hey Kris - really sorry to hear about your loss - but totally agree, a project is always good. Are they called “stills”? I thought everyone was saying “sills”. Yeah the sills and/or stills and floor pans need replacing. If this auction falls through you can have the car. Kia kaha and good luck with the project! mattt14(55• Friday, 6 September 2019 ) Looks like a great beach car to me. You can legally drive on Otaki beach north of Wellington as long as you don't go above 30km/h, which would make this a pretty safe car as long as you don't hit a dead whale or large tree. pop_4(108• 09:29 am, Sat, 7 Sep ) Good idea! Definitely want to avoid those whales - dead or otherwise. mattt14(55• Saturday, 7 September 2019 ) Door gaps look ok even with the weight of a driver, maybe the repairs are not as good as Barry would have liked them but Spitee seems to be hanging together ok and looks pretty tidy in the pictures, may actually be ok! norton1973(312• 10:03 am, Sat, 7 Sep ) Yeah Barry was a real downer. mattt14(55• Saturday, 7 September 2019 ) Some advice from someone who knows nothing about cars, but a little about finance. Never ever buy anything French, Italian or British. Good luck, and I would buy the calendar if it had a beach/bikini type theme to it. wantitnow(306• 10:50 am, Sat, 7 Sep ) Hindsight is 20:20 i guess. Should have kept a bikini in the glove box. mattt14(55• Saturday, 7 September 2019 ) Yep dob the WOF inspector in . It’s not on ,and hopefully you might ruin two arseholes friendship. Welcome to the club anyway . I got myself a tidy MGBGT . Panel beater told me if he stripped the paint off I could take home what’s left in a wheelbarrow. samax(231• 11:07 am, Sat, 7 Sep ) Panel beaters have all the best jokes it seems. Perhaps we should crash them into each other and collect the insurance. mattt14(55• Saturday, 7 September 2019 ) Great ad and well done with the CS :-) Someone up above mentioned their mother in law ... and noticing that this is plainly a death trap (as is) I suspect competition will ramp up among long suffering sons in law ! I bought her an electric chair last Christmas but the vendor omitted to say it needed a 12,000 volt supply ... riverdweller(47• 02:18 pm, Sat, 7 Sep ) Funny you mention that. Mr November bought a Bose stereo from his older brother a while ago, who had picked it up cheaply in the US. Mr November’s brother didn’t mention the loud hum and burning plastic smell it emitted when plugged into NZ mains. Mr November had to go out and buy a converter, which he no longer uses. Donate $20 or more to cancer charity and I’ll get him to send it to you. mattt14(55• Saturday, 7 September 2019 ) As a longtime Vehicle Valuer I have seen accident damaged vehicles literally eaten away with rust but still sporting fresh WOF’s. Some so bad I have reported them to NZTA. Year after year they flick me off with the same reply “ only the person receiving the WOF can lodge a complaint”. As keepers of standards protecting public safety this is appalling. And it leaves the way wide open for the unscrupulous to obtain shonky WOF’s from mates without being called into account. Shame NZTA . :-( graham.t(46• 04:17 pm, Sat, 7 Sep ) NZTA any response? We like all sides of the story on NZ’s Sexiest Car and Calendar. Fair and balanced. mattt14(55• Saturday, 7 September 2019 ) 😊. A very worthy cause! Let me know when the Calender comes out. I will buy one!! e52(184• 06:05 pm, Sat, 7 Sep ) Ok seems I confused two questions. Tina - sure thing - I’ll list the calendar separately. Comment regarding Mr Spring stands. Darin - yes you could view if you like - it’s at my Uncle’s farm about 20 mins outside Martinborough. I’ll pass your regards onto Mr Spring. mattt14(55• Saturday, 7 September 2019 ) Photo twelve has beefier models. Smart thinking for a broad appeal calendar. Any chance of viewing before the auction closes? skycapt(88• 06:51 pm, Sat, 7 Sep ) Mr Spring Bonus actually lives up your way Tina and, like Spitee, happens to be on the market. Current WOF too. mattt14(55• Saturday, 7 September 2019 ) Oh Sheet Oh Dear..We laughed ourselves to tears..both in Cancer Club and love all witty reparte..Bless you..Thanks a Mill..Glad we bought American..Go Gas Guzzlers! mcmurray75(16• 07:35 pm, Sat, 7 Sep ) Thanks - glad your cars not giving you any trouble, although I can’t condone gas guzzlers. Buy cars you can’t drive - much better for the environment. mattt14(55• Saturday, 7 September 2019 ) i have been a wof mechanic and if car rust is bad and has had faulty repairs, even if has new owner worth approaching previous wof inspector as he will be given a warning and eventually loose wof ticket if passes faulty repairs, so worth paying out to avoid, also convertibles all rust including american, we had an american import go through compliance and had massive rust repairs in America and passed engineers inspection there, but failed here because of similiar poor repair, so who to trust kgm63(47• 09:09 pm, Sat, 7 Sep ) I trust you Keith. mattt14(55• Saturday, 7 September 2019 ) I HAD MY SILLS CAN BE MADE BY A PLUMBER $40.00 EACH.HE MADE THEM OUT OF COLOUR STEEL WHILE I WAITED. AND FLOOR PANS ,LEFT AND RIGHT FRONT AND REAR MADE BY A COACH BUILDER FOR $400.00. steeley17(25• 12:24 pm, Sun, 8 Sep ) Really? Wow. I spoke to three or four experts and they all told me I’d be best to order parts from Triumph in UK. What sort of car did you have? Can you please provide more information? I’ll add to the add. If this can be applied to Spitee then potentially only cost $1500 to get back on the road. mattt14(55• Sunday, 8 September 2019 ) Hi Beautiful car and dog. What breed is it? Good luck on the auction! Ed emac17(262• 03:47 pm, Sun, 8 Sep ) Hi Ed. It’s a Spitfire. [Canned laughter, tumbleweed...] She’s a spoodle. Great dog. She once foiled a burglary and in recognition was made an honorary police dog by the then Min of Police Judith Collins. More recently she lost a toenail and has been on antibiotics. mattt14(55• Sunday, 8 September 2019 ) In my experience since this car has a full chassis, the sills and floorpans are not structural, so won't effect the strength of the car. However the seat and seatbelt fixings can be effected by corrosion in these areas in regard to a wof. Good luck with the auction. bananasplitz(179• 04:08 pm, Sun, 8 Sep ) Ok, now we’re talking. Could you tell us about this experience of yours? mattt14(55• Sunday, 8 September 2019 ) Ah Matt, welcome to a Triumph listing on Trade Me, where so many come to share their ignorance. I am flabbergasted that the disputes tribunal didn't rule in your favour, but the disputes tribunal seems to make rulings based on how well you can play their game & con the adjudicator - more than where the truth lies. Triumph Herald sills are not structural but Spitfire sills are most definitely structural members. Several comments show why criminally bad repairs are allowed to happen to old cars slowhoon(91• 08:44 pm, Sun, 8 Sep ) Thanks for your thoughts Alan. Pity they’re a bit of reality check with the positive momentum we were building and as such have probably cost the Cancer Society a bit of money. Perhaps you might like to pop a cheque in the mail to compensate? mattt14(55• Sunday, 8 September 2019 ) Definitely cool auction and there's no denying that the Spitfire is a "pretty" car. MY OBSERVATION..... As Kiwis we applaud the good ole number-8 wire mentality, it seems though that where the powers that be are concerned it does not apply to cars DOUBLE STANDARD, bit of bailing twine, 6 inch nail or two and some dried mashed potato to fill the larger holes and she's all good to go. Hey if ya hit a tree at 100kph you're history regardless of dodgy repairs or otherwise. Live for the moment. hop2it(6874• 07:43 am, Mon, 9 Sep ) Hi Frank. Thanks for the OBSERVATION. It does seem that the powers-that-be apply a different or DOUBLE standard when it comes to motor vehicle safety. Barry told me if I was “T-Boned” in Spitee it would be “lights out”. He readily agreed, however, new sills and floor would make no difference when an SUV ploughed through the doors and over the newly repaired floor pans. Only difference is that my estate could pick up the insurance as the car would be properly warranted. Live for the moment Frank. mattt14(55• Monday, 9 September 2019 ) “While it borrows the Herald chassis, it does away with the saloon’s side members because they wouldn’t fit in the sexier body thus making the Spitfire’s rust-prone sills structural. Expect the worst if you can’t shut the doors without lifting them. However all is not lost as all panels are still available from UK or get them made locally. These are fabulous looking and fun, economical cars, with early ones becoming quite sort after!” norton1973(312• 08:34 am, Mon, 9 Sep ) I don't see girls in the pictures..... is the automatic chick-magnet function not working?? masturbidder(684• 09:20 am, Mon, 9 Sep ) Hi Alan. Yes, well spotted. Like the driver’s seat, the magnet dial is unfortunately in a permanently fixed position, in this case set to “old men.” If you want to spend your weekends chatting to random old men about what’s not working under the hood, then this is your car. mattt14(55• Monday, 9 September 2019 ) LOL... Way to go Guys! Used to have a MK4 TS. (My first car) It is a beautiful little car.....a real Man Magnet in the 80's. Good luck with yours. :-) rosierice(20• 05:21 pm, Mon, 9 Sep ) Hi Rosie. Please elaborate. We’re striving for gender balance here on NZ’s Sexiest Car and Calendar - your stories may encourage more female bidders. mattt14(55• Monday, 9 September 2019 ) Thanks for doing your bit,and with a sense of humour too ;-). Just to let the lucky winning bidder know there are plenty of Triumph Spitfire Body Parts & Fittings available from Rimmer Bros http://tiny.cc/spitee eurocar.nz(75• 07:26 pm, Mon, 9 Sep ) Thanks Myles. Very helpful. Please note, NZ’s Sexiest Car and Calendar does not endorse Rimmer Bros. mattt14(55• Monday, 9 September 2019 ) Great auction,humourous,love the spittys too.Some terrible restoration advice on here,clearly from ppl who have no idea and no qualifications,or experience,also funny,but scary !,Plumbers don't do restorations of cars,they do plumbing,true!.There's a whole set of rules for rust,& saying that they have a full chassis,so don't need sills done,is misleading,and ignorant.& dangerous.Hate to rain on your parade as is a great parade otherwise.I'm a panelbeater who has done resto work. roysey321(296• 07:40 pm, Mon, 9 Sep ) Hi Roy. Thanks for the advice. You panel beaters are an upbeat bunch aren’t you? We’ll let the bidders decide who to believe - the advice of some guy who knows a plumber, or five or six trained auto repair professionals. (Makes me wonder if the person I paid to inspect Spitee pre-purchase was actually a plumber...) mattt14(55• Monday, 9 September 2019 ) if the winner wants a right hand floor and side complete from bumper to bumper across to the tunnel I have one in chch best of luck lester_carriers(124• 07:44 pm, Mon, 9 Sep ) Awesome thanks Wayne! Super generous of you. This should significantly reduce repair bill. I’ll keep your contact details and share with winner. Now we just need to get Rimmer Bros to pitch in with other half. mattt14(55• Monday, 9 September 2019 ) I'd trust a qualified panelbeater, barry maybe,I don't know him,or may do but forgotten,are a lot of us about.But somebody who is actually qualified in that area,not ppl on tme who think they know but really have no clue.The advice about talking with land transport is good.WOF ppl are answerable,esp as said lately,big clampdown.Love your dog,the cows,the spitty,the speil,your generosity,& pics !!,Yep plenty parts in UK and not bad prices,fairly easy cars to work on too,both body and mechanical. roysey321(296• 07:46 pm, Mon, 9 Sep ) You wouldn’t forget Barry in a hurry. Quite the personality. mattt14(55• Monday, 9 September 2019 ) This car is a total magnet. At 17 in the 8o's I was drawn to this car and my little brothers primary school teacher who owned one 'Totslly Hot' Then I bought my own Mk4 S/F. Moccona has nothing on these wheels when it comes to Mmmm... Memories of driving with a girl friend and 2 Golds Gym inspired hunks sitting on the boot behind us flexing like the best of SchWarzenegger wannabes Smelling the pheromones from your listing as I type. Good luck with your auction, it's a winner. rosierice(20• 08:25 pm, Mon, 9 Sep ) Great stories, thanks Rosie! Let’s hope Spitee has many more pheromone-filled adventures. Anything ever happen with your little brother’s school teacher? mattt14(55• Monday, 9 September 2019 ) Yes... sigh. How can anyone resist a red Mkii Spitfire....Nice guy. Nice car:-) Someone mentioned that these cars were easy to work on. I agree. Remember doing things like changing the break pads etc myself to obtain a WOF's (as a fresh out of college cash strapped 17 year female) Manual in hand. All very easy as basically a Triump Herald in eveningwear. rosierice(20• 09:24 pm, Mon, 9 Sep ) Impressive! I’ll add your name to the Spitee support crew to help out the buyer. mattt14(55• Monday, 9 September 2019 ) Absolutely brilliant listing! Had me in fits of laughter as Barry does all our car servicing and your comments re-affirm why we use him honest, straight up and calls it like it is! Would thoroughly recommend him. P.S he has a great sense of humour as well and will enjoy reading the comments. Good luck with the auction for a great cause! smpearce(22• 08:57 pm, Wed, 11 Sep ) Barry: for every new customer this listing brings to Lake Road Auto you are hereby obliged to give $50 to Cancer Society. mattt14(55• Wednesday, 11 September 2019 ) Hi Matt Sorry that Disputes did not work for you Grate add yes i will donate to a cancer society with new customers from this Add Always pays to be straight up even if it is not what you what be hear. Drop the road out of the company name Thanks all the best selling spitee Let us know when the calendar comes out Barry Lake Autos miniack(12• 09:38 pm, Wed, 11 Sep ) Hi Barry from Lake Auto! Thanks for joining the conversation. Would you also like to purchase some calendars for your office? mattt14(55• Wednesday, 11 September 2019 ) Mate, such a crap thing to happen. What an excellent thing to do though to turn things around. Great idea and may good karma come your way for eternity. I can see why you fell in love with the car by the way, it looks beautiful and I know the issues it has. You must have been totally smitten. mr_goodstuff(168• 04:55 pm, Thu, 12 Sep ) Good karma my way for eternity. Deal. mattt14(55• Thursday, 12 September 2019 ) Actually even from new, every triumph / british leyland ever made had a safety rating of zero, and probably rusting sills. etile(372• 08:21 am, Fri, 13 Sep ) Philip are you thinking what I’m thinking? Can it just be a coincidence that I used to listen to Neil Young a lot in Spitee, Live Rust is a Neil Young album, Cinnamon Girl (name of dog) is a song on that album AND Neil Young was in the band Crosby, Sills and Nash? (Almost, ignoring the “t”.) Probably just a coincidence. mattt14(55• Friday, 13 September 2019 ) Take it to someone who knows what he is talking about. This car, like many of its age, has a separate ladder chassis in which the various bolt on bits (including the sills and all panels) have no structural role at all. Many kits replace those components with fibreglass. batperson(24• 10:50 am, Fri, 13 Sep ) Hmmm interesting. A few comments on the Stuff page also claiming this. This is different advice to the four experts I spoke to and some of the comments above. Barry from Lake Auto, Ross, Andrew and Maurice what do you think of this argument? Spitee’s chasis has no problems - does this mean she is actually safe? mattt14(55• Friday, 13 September 2019 ) My name is Barry, I have restored over 20 cars, never had any comebacks. To do a proper job this Spiti will need to be stripped to a certain extent,put on a roll over spit,and braced before any work is started,and its not a 5 minute job. As my input to the cause I would do the work for $30hr and donate %50 to a deserving cause of the owners choice. My phone number is 099727306 (Kaitaia) May I wish you all the best with the auction Matt. Cheers. marvel0(383• 10:58 am, Fri, 13 Sep ) hello barry again, could i ring you or could you ring me please, number above marvel0(383• 12:28 pm, Fri, 13 Sep ) Hi other Barry - sorry for delay. Will give you a call once I get out of Aquarius tonight. It gets 88% on Metacritc. Contains nudity apparently. Film Society screening at Embassy. Are you a member of the Film Society Other Barry? It is a great deal - $120 for a year of free movies. They’re on Monday night which isn’t ideal of course. Better than a pub quiz though. mattt14(55• Friday, 13 September 2019 ) The sills are only structural to the extent of making the doors easy to open and close. Even if the car had bad sills, if you kept the doors closed the body will have structural integrity. Harder to get in and out, though! Great car but a '70 Mklll is better. figurehead(139• 04:11 pm, Fri, 13 Sep ) Interesting - the plot thickens! With her solid chasis is Spitee safe? Could your plumber in fact fix her up? Was there a man on the grassy knoll? Stay tuned as NZ’s Sexiest Car (and Calendar) searches for the truth... mattt14(55• Friday, 13 September 2019 ) Sorry but how did all this get noticed in the first place? Presumably the only way that a WoF inspector could tell that the 'wrong' steel was used would be to go at the car with an angle grinder- which is not permissible. Plus it's unclear to me how anyone can tell by looking at steel if it is the wrong grade or not. If rust has recurred then fine- it needs fixing, but to take apart a previous repair to critique it goes beyond what a WoF inspector is permitted to do. I'm an engineer btw. batperson(24• 10:38 am, Sat, 14 Sep ) No need to apologise Neil. You’ve just taken “wrong steel” a bit literally. The steel is quite possibly fine - but it’s flat instead corrugated so lacks the required strength. mattt14(55• Saturday, 14 September 2019 ) Just like to put it on record that Barry from Lake Autos is a good bast...rd.....whenever I see him though he is wearing red overalls and now wondering if this is so he can quick change into a Santa outfit showershop(271• 11:21 am, Sat, 14 Sep ) Great idea Tony. Barry any chance you could send in a pic of you wearing a Santa costume? Tony will donate $50 to see this added to calendar. mattt14(55• Saturday, 14 September 2019 ) I nearly bought this same car back in the late 90s but the AA man told me welding in the bottom floor pan was dangerously bad and he “wouldn’t like to see a little blonde girl come a cropper in it”. Lucky escape. But still a very cool car and a very worthy cause. Cancer sucks. Good on you! evilk8(108• 02:16 pm, Sat, 14 Sep ) Nice of the AA man to show such concern for little blondes. Do you think, Kate, if you’d been say a big 40yo man he would have been ok with the risk? mattt14(55• Saturday, 14 September 2019 ) I used to own one of these and lost a tonne of money on it as well. It was 1969, and mustard coloured. I was 20, and I'm now 50. Good luck! newzild(27• 08:31 pm, Sun, 15 Sep ) Watch out for old mustard convertibles. The great Steve Prefontaine was driving a mustard MG when he tragically crashed and died. His fighting spirit lives on though - check Bevan Hall’s new record for the famously grueling Roxburgh to Lawson Place segment on Strava. 1 min 47. Buy the car Scott. mattt14(55• Sunday, 15 September 2019 ) Love this listing! Great yarn/great attitude/great car! I suggest you pull the listing and sell to me for $3000. I move to Nelson in 3 weeks and have no kids, am due for a midlife crisis and am more deserved than most of dying due to my unwarranted luxury car plunging of an East Coast cliff. julesharrison(16• 06:49 am, Mon, 16 Sep ) Sounds like a good story Julius! What was the car and cliff? Was it more of a Thelma and Louise moment or Young Ones vibe? mattt14(55• Monday, 16 September 2019 ) I also live in martinborough. Would I be able to come and look? angus.petrie(34• 04:21 pm, Mon, 16 Sep ) Of course! If you send me your email I’ll get in touch. You do have to bring some home baking for Maurice - fruit cake is his favourite. Either that or a receipt showing donation to Cancer Society. mattt14(55• Monday, 16 September 2019 ) .....clkjcmcksmxmmcmcmln sldjldjflrkjl fw kl k fk;fkwokkfklfk ;flfmlk;k ;jffd...fhfcvf-ccmbfnfjhfk jjjkkkkjkfjkjknjjfohfuighuithicurdojihfokmkfyhifbcbcfrcuuiuihhugeyolnhevhuifyyujgvdguguuhdfhroc pilipili(32• 05:41 pm, Mon, 16 Sep ) You make a really good point Lucile. Truth is I’m not sure. I would suggest asking a trusted friend and having a good think before you make up your mind. Good luck. mattt14(55• Monday, 16 September 2019 ) Omg !!! I’m really sorry. Somehow my 4 year old bid on the auction and posted !! Could you remove the bid please? I’m really sorry, I left the computer for a few minutes. pilipili(32• 06:07 pm, Mon, 16 Sep ) So that wasn’t your question earlier Lucile? I did wonder a bit. Didn’t seem to fit with your profile. Your 4 year old seems to be pretty sharp on Trademe. When he goes to pick up the car he can teach Maurice how to use it. mattt14(55• Monday, 16 September 2019 ) Yes ! Kids nowadays are soo tech savvy... I put blockers for the computer and keyboard as he’s figured out a lot of it. Definitely does not fit my profile as we are really not looking for a car, especially one that wouldn’t fit kid car seats 🤣. However the car is completely to my child’s taste, bright red and everything! There seems to be a party in the comments, I’ll wish you a good sale and go check if my kid bid on other stuff. Thanks for understanding! pilipili(32• 06:20 pm, Mon, 16 Sep ) Thanks but I didn’t remove the bid - TradeMe admin did. I thought buying the car might have been a good lesson for the little chap. mattt14(55• Monday, 16 September 2019 ) 🤣🤣 Well he did get a good telling off! He still doesn’t quite understand the value of money as he said his 7 coins in his piggy bank would pay for the car if we didn’t have enough... I also had to remove another bid he put on a decorative shrub... amazing what he did in just 5 minutes. Apparently I’m still leading, I hope the admin manages to remove the bid. Anyways best of luck with the sale, you should definitely sell a calendar with those pictures, my kids might be able to afford that! 😅 pilipili(32• 10:24 pm, Mon, 16 Sep ) Decorative shrubs and vintage convertibles... sounds like a 40 year old is trapped in your son’s body. Being John Malkovich? mattt14(55• Monday, 16 September 2019 ) XD ! I've been thinking that since he was a baby, he definitely has an older soul in him. The music he enjoys very much corresponds to a 40 y olds taste also. If only there was a way to find out the details of that for sure. Sorry for the bother though, admin removed his bids, I can breathe agin. It's made a very entertaining story for my friends and family, it will probably bring more people to your auction. ;) pilipili(32• 09:36 am, Tue, 17 Sep ) I would take him to see Barry. Barry will look deep into his soul and tell you how it is, with no sugar coating. mattt14(55• Tuesday, 17 September 2019 ) Im wondering if i could contract you to sell my house .it has roughly the same sort of problems you describe in your car.I would of course also pay for the use of the dog and surfboard in the advertisements. windmill123(10• 08:34 pm, Tue, 17 Sep ) John this is your lucky day. Mr March Mile Robbers is one of Wellington’s top realtors - famous for specialising in the sale of castles with problems similar to my car. He also has a cavoodle and two spare paddle boards. He’s your man. mattt14(55• Tuesday, 17 September 2019 ) May I ask who Barry is ? pilipili(32• 08:40 pm, Tue, 17 Sep ) You may. It’s a bit confusing though as there are currently two Barrys here at NZ Sexiest Car (and Calendar) - and possibly more yet to come forward. Barry #1 owns Lake Auto. Barry #2 lives up north and has kindly offered to work on Spitee. Sounds like a lovely chap. If there are any other Barrys out there we would urge you to come forward and tell us how you can help get Spitee on the road again. mattt14(55• Tuesday, 17 September 2019 ) Hi there. I aplaud you in trying to turn the situation you find yourself in with the car, into a positive situation for such a wonderful cause. You may have learnt you cannot expect sucesss with the Disputes Tribunal, but I would expect the Land Transport Authority would be keen to have a look at the car and then have a chat with whoever gave it its last Warrant of Fitness. Following this up may prevent someone else ending up in the situation you are now in, and prevent a serious injury. doug13(634• 01:19 pm, Wed, 18 Sep ) Yeah I should get onto that... nice red convertible in your profile photo by the way. Want to swapsies? mattt14(55• Wednesday, 18 September 2019 ) Spitfire uses modified herald chassis without outriggers so whilst body can easily come off chassis to fix, its does provide structure and the rear trailing ams link to body not chassis so is unlike herald. A spitfire chassi therefore wasn’t candidate for kit car bodies like herald was. BUT it does means the body can come off chassis and be fixed. tamarillo(1067• 09:19 pm, Thu, 19 Sep ) Thanks Tim - this is the opinion of all experts who have looked at spitee... except for the garages that gave it WoF and pre-purchase inspections :) mattt14(55• Thursday, 19 September 2019 ) Would she cope driving from martinborough to north canterbury? courtneyburke(0• 02:08 pm, Sat, 21 Sep ) Oh yeah for sure. I had a great time driving over the hill to Martinborough. The Mark II engine roars. I mean you wouldn’t want anyone to crash into you or anything. That would be bad. mattt14(55• Saturday, 21 September 2019 ) great auction , dudes I think as a mechanic ,fitter and welder [ mig tig gas etc ,etc this can be repaired , why let the wof guys get away with your wof inspection , that is very wrong ,, ive been a mechanic since the late 70s ,,mopar [marsden alexander motors ] and kept up with the safety side of it , classic fix it or get people that can , a good cause guys for cancer lost my mom in 97 never been the same ,, whens the girl calendar coming out ?? scootachief1(370• 07:41 pm, Sat, 21 Sep ) A girl calendar! I can’t believe I didn’t think of this. mattt14(55• Saturday, 21 September 2019 ) the thing that pees me off is what they say its a GREY AREA when you let things pass for a wof guess im hard as, not letting the bollicks suspension rules they have today with lowered suspension ,I would not allow it ,[saw people die ,because of it ] with your weld issues can be fixed an in my eyes not a mayor , sc scootachief1(370• 07:49 pm, Sat, 21 Sep ) Oh and yes still a chance to view. Remember you have to take Maurice some home baking - ideally fruitcake - though. Seller comment Sunday, 22 September 2019 just checked back in to see how this was going.Funny funny responses,love it,very witty!!.Barrys offer is incredible,nobody works for that price anymore,plus donating as well.Even when structually sound,these era cars were never safe,but they are so much fun,and there's always something bigger than you out there anyway,regardless what youre in!.I've gone back to an older model car with zero star safefy,but I drive so much more carefully in it,because I know I'll come off second best !. roysey321(296• 06:08 pm, Mon, 23 Sep )
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1965 Triumph Other 1965 Spitfire
New Zealand’s sexiest car (and calendar)
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