1975 Triumph Dolomite Sprint

1975 Triumph Dolomite Sprint

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anonymous-user

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52 months

Thursday 25th June 2015
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I have picked up a Dolly. Apols for crarpy photos (can't see phone screen in bright daylight). Drives very pleasantly, I must say.

















TurboHatchback

4,150 posts

151 months

Thursday 25th June 2015
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That looks lovely. It's hard to tell exactly what the colour is from the photos but it looks extremely British Leyland?

anonymous-user

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52 months

Thursday 25th June 2015
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Mimosa Yellow, which is an uber Triumph colour, also good on a Staaaaaaaaaaag. BL, you betcha!

anonymous-user

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52 months

Thursday 25th June 2015
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1970s advertising rocked:-


plasticpig

12,931 posts

223 months

Thursday 25th June 2015
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Gorgeous Sprint. Mimosa yellow is a great colour. For true 70's kitsch you should have a laurel decal on the bonnet!

anonymous-user

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52 months

Thursday 25th June 2015
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Yes, but I think they put those decals on later in the model run, although I'm not sure.

This Dolly seems to have been well looked after. It has some sensible upgrades including electronic ignition, an electric fan, polybushes and adjustable shocks. The stereo plays bangin' 70s choonze. Mrs BV approves.

SydneyBridge

8,438 posts

156 months

Thursday 25th June 2015
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Love it,
is the sunroof/folding roof type thing standard

Welcome back by the way.

anonymous-user

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52 months

Thursday 25th June 2015
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Cheers! The full length Webasto sunroof would have been an aftermarket or dealer option. The standard roof was covered with black vinyl. A Webasto can be a rust trap, but when open gives the car a semi convertible feel (for much less money and petrol than a Stag).

Alfa Pete

395 posts

224 months

Thursday 25th June 2015
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My first car was a Triumph Toledo, and I did once get to drive a friend's Dolly Sprint so this brings back nostalgic memories for me. Looks to be a lovely example.

anonymous-user

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52 months

Thursday 25th June 2015
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The Toledo was not a bad little yarmouth, IIRC. This Sprint seems to be a good one, on a so far brief acquaintance. It's not a rocketship by modern standards, but it is fun to hustle along a country road, and is a reasonable motorway cruiser.

miniman

24,609 posts

260 months

Thursday 25th June 2015
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Lovely smile

Mermaid

21,492 posts

169 months

Thursday 25th June 2015
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So welcome on the scene at the time, a breathe of fresh air. Quicker than the BMW 2002tii's/Alfa's that dominated that sector at the time.

One of the earliest mass produced 16v jobs?

Nice one thumbup

Quinny

15,814 posts

264 months

Thursday 25th June 2015
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Mermaid said:
One of the earliest mass produced 16v jobs?

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Also one of the first cars to be fitted with alloy wheels as standard..smile

2.5pi

1,065 posts

180 months

Thursday 25th June 2015
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I've always loved these and that is the perfect colour , the seats though seem to be rocking a saggy blue dralon look which will only appeal to hardcore BL fetishists clap

spitfire4v8

3,986 posts

179 months

Thursday 25th June 2015
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I'd love to add a Dolly Sprint to our stable to join the Stag and Midget (both yellow). Very nice smile

Mermaid

21,492 posts

169 months

Thursday 25th June 2015
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Quinny said:
Also one of the first cars to be fitted with alloy wheels as standard..smile
& a decent & purposeful dash. Bit of handful in the wet?

anonymous-user

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52 months

Thursday 25th June 2015
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Then seats are a sort of grey corduroy, but these ones are pretty unsaggy compared to some that you see. Comfy, but could do with more side bolstering.

I haven't yet tried the car in the wet (its previous owner only drove it in the dry). I suspect that it may be a tad gingerish. I haven't yet really pushed the car in the dry, but it seems to hang on reasonably well in swoopy bends. The tyres are decent Michelins all round, which may help a bit, but I will be cautious!

Edited by anonymous-user on Thursday 25th June 20:57

anonymous-user

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52 months

Thursday 25th June 2015
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I reckon that Dolly has aged better than i have........ ;-)

TheD

3,132 posts

197 months

Thursday 25th June 2015
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I love Dollys. I've had a sprint, 2 x 1500hls and an 1850. I have been looking for a decent sprint for ages now. The one I origianlly had was red. That is a really nice example.

anonymous-user

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52 months

Thursday 25th June 2015
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There are currently two yellow ones, one green, and one white on sale online, AFAIK. I think that I may have made one of my better decisions on this one, but time will tell. I am glad that I resisted buying a cheaper but possibly wonky one a month or two ago.