When you take on a project, you never know what you're going to get. This Triumph Spitfire is a great example, as it's been sitting in the damp woods for the better part of the last decade. Larry Kosilla of AMMO NYC teamed up with the car's new owner to see if they could bring this forsaken roadster back from the dead, and filmed the whole process for us to enjoy.
The car was given to Bryan Shute of Speedsport Tuning after his firm moved into the building next door. The only condition was that it had to be removed the woods, where it had been sitting for around four to five years. After clearing of some debris and inflating some tires, it was extracted. But that was just the beginning.
Kosilla and Shute spent the next few days going through the car, inside and out. The interior was removed, and the frame was cleared of any surface rust. The folding roof was taken out, revealing a dead squirrel in between the folds in the soft top (gross). New carpeting was installed, and the paint was given a well-deserved shine. Despite spending so much time sitting outside in the brush, the car presented well. It even fired up after a quick tune-up.
We love a good project story, and this one checks all the boxes. If you're into watching cars getting revived from the dead, the video is certainly worth a watch.