Triumph Dolomite Sprint

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Triumph Dolomite Sprint

Post by IndianaJones » Wed 02 Sep 2015, 08:16

The Triumph Dolomite Sprint is not well known in SA, but standard with lowered suspension, close ratio gearbox, and option of LSD, was quite a sprightly car, designed to compete with even the BMW 2002 Ti

Interestingly they were fitted with a 16 valve cylinder head, actuated by a single cam.
Introduced in 1973, they are claimed to be the first mass-produced multi-valve car.

Anyone have any experience with one?
I think there is one in PE, are there any more of them in SA?
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Re: Triumph Dolomite Sprint

Post by Gavin RS » Wed 02 Sep 2015, 13:04

Yes a friend of mine John Dobbins from the Triumph club had one, I was still with the club then with my TR8, another friend had a TR7 Sprint which had the Dolomite engine, 16v single cam

The Dolomite sprint is a fun rear wheel drive car and did well in rallies, nice car to drive as long as its in good condition.
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Re: Triumph Dolomite Sprint

Post by IndianaJones » Wed 02 Sep 2015, 13:14

Gavin RS wrote:another friend had a TR7 Sprint which had the Dolomite engine, 16v single cam
That must be exceedingly rare, I see only 62 of those were built.

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Re: Triumph Dolomite Sprint

Post by Gavin RS » Thu 03 Sep 2015, 10:20

Yip it is rare, think it is the only one in SA, he sold it a while ago but it is still in the club. nice car to drive but my TR8 lhd convertible was a lot more fun with the 3.9lt Rover V8 :lol:
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Re: Triumph Dolomite Sprint

Post by ZA Perana » Fri 04 Sep 2015, 07:31

I saw one racing in Cape Town a few years ago.
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Re: Triumph Dolomite Sprint

Post by paulusvrotius1 » Fri 04 Sep 2015, 19:45

My mate here in the UK bought one about a year ago but it was too far gone with rust to be restored. Shame really as it was origional complete with even an origional alloy spare wheel. He sold it on to a member of the Triumph club to be used for spares.
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