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Malaise Spitfire Attempts To Hide Embarrassing Bumpers In Junkyard, Fails

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We don't hold with those who hate all Triumph Spitfires across the board, although their unreliability was legendary even by British Leyland standards. No, the only ones that really deserve the "Shitfire" label are the ones hauling around 900 pounds of Malaise crash bumpers with an engine rated at... well, it's too depressing to get into. I found this fairly complete example located a few rows down from the '76 Peugeot 504, and the sight of those horrible bumpers- even more horrible than those on the 1975 BMW 2002- made me feel like Jimmy Carter still negotiating to get the hostages out of Iran even as Reagan took the oath.