1973 Triumph Dolomite

Sprint Historic Race Car

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1973
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Orange/Black
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Grand Prix, Competition, Touring & Rally Cars and Collectors' Items
Autosport International - The Racing Car Show
National Exhibition Centre
Birmingham
B40 1NT UK
Saturday 16th January 2009
Collectors' Items at 12.30pm
Motor Cars at 3.00pm
Registration Number: TMM 966 M Chassis Number: VA4895DLO
Although the standard Triumph Dolomite proved to be both 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 using a single camshaft rather than the more normal DOHC arrangement. The capacity was also increased to 1,998 cc, and combined with bigger carburettors the output was upped to 127 bhp, representing a significant increase in power over the smaller 1850cc variant, a factor which the racing fraternity were not slow in realisi