Had a couple of MGAs, an MGB, and two Midgets over the years, but the one I let get away back in 1980 was a 1966 Spitfire MKII. When I met my future wife it was in my backyard with no engine or transmission. When I managed to find a wrecked 1971 Spitfire with a good drivetrain, she agreed to help me drag it home with her El Camino. I thought at that time that she was a keeper, and I am talking about the girlfriend, not the Spitfire! Long story short, I got the 66 Spit on the road, and she loved the Spitfire, drove it more than I did. Shortly thereafter we got married, had a baby, and the Spitfire was sold to help with the hospital bills. Another baby came the following year and its the "kids and career got in the way" story. After the kids were grown and out on their own, I asked my wife what kind of old car she would like, and the answer was a 66 Spitfire. No surprise there, but we couldn't find one close and priced right, so we went through a 66 Mustang and a 75 MGB before finding a 67 Spitfire that needed lots of work but that she allowed would do. So that 1967 Spitfire MK III ends up being one of our garage queens, and as shown in the photos. I had some mechanical issues to sort out, then had it painted the factory color, and we are enjoying it every chance we get....even participated in a "front line heroes" parade last weekend.
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