My new owners bought me, “Hettie”, in 2018 from my previous owners and restorers, Steve & Cath Cropper, who bought me in March 1997 as a complete wreck and made me what you see today.
The lower part of me was totally rotten, and Steve used his 1968 Herald saloon’s much better chassis, bulkhead and lower panels to donate to my rebuild. Great care was taken to preserve the chassis plate and tags from me, the convertible, and all my correct panels and features, such as anti-burst door catches, header rail and hood catches etc. In every respect, apart from gas welding, I am totally correct to factory spec, apart from modifications to my drivetrain and interior which makes me easier to cope with modern traffic. I have a reconditioned “German Specification” Triumph 1493cc Spitfire engine and a reconditioned single-rail Spitfire 1500 gearbox and J-type overdrive.