Lot 160 - 1978 Triumph Dolomite Sprint
|Odometer reading||96,217 miles|
|Result||Sold - £9,520|
Although the Triumph Dolomite proved to be refined and rapid, competitors such as the BMW 2002 had a performance advantage which was costing Triumph dearly, both in terms of sales and prestige. To remedy this, Triumph unveiled the Dolomite Sprint in June 1973. A team of engineers led by Spen King developed a 16-valve cylinder head with all of the valves being actuated using a single camshaft rather than the more conventional DOHC arrangement. The capacity was also increased to 1,998cc and combined with bigger carburettors the output was upped to 127bhp. This represented a significant power increase over the smaller 1850cc variant, targeting 135bhp.
First registered on September 1st, 1978, this Dolomite Sprint was subject to a complete nut and bolt restoration completed over a 12 year period, presented in Inca Yellow the previous owner stated that no stone was unturned in achieving the perfect example of his dream model. During the restoration, a number of sympathetic upgrades were implemented which include J-Type overdrive, HS6 carburettors, adjustable dampers, vented brake discs, poly bushes, twin electric fan and water and fuel pump alongside electronic ignition and distributor and a stainless steel exhaust system. With every component having been either replaced or restored this represents a fabulous opportunity for a new owner. An MoT certificate valid until September 2017 accompanies the vehicle as does a history file full of invoices and receipts from the restoration process coupled with photos of the Sprint in various stages of the restoration.
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