When purchasing a vintage car, you need to consider that it isn’t like buying a modern car.
To begin with, there will be fewer cars available for selection when buying a classic car, not to mention that time will take its toll on older cars, including the Triumph Spitfire which is likely to rust and obtain structural problems.
Bear in mind that there is likely to be a need for repairs on such a vintage car, this can be fairly expensive. Cosmetic repairs can be the cheaper option but will only last long enough to sell a car.
Often, sellers will leave out details about the car that might need your attention: they may describe the vehicle to have good mechanics, however, this could suggest it has a bad body, and vice versa – so look between the lines of some the advertisements you may come across.