Iowa City Outtake: Spitfire 1500 – British Racing Goodness

I am starting to suspect that Iowa City is the Eugene of the Midwest. Eclectic citizens, businesses and, thanks to the use of sand instead of salt in the winter, eclectic cars. Here’s a Spitfire 1500 my uncle recently spotted at the farmers’ market downtown.

Properly attired in British Racing Green, it looks to be a Mark IV 1500. Maybe a ’76? If anyone can pinpoint the year, inquiring minds want to know!

Update: David Saunders knows his British roadsters; our featured Spit has been identified as a 1975 1500 model. Thanks David!