|Engine||1998cc, 16 valve SOHC in-line four-cylinder|
|Power||127bhp @ 5200rpm|
|Torque||111lb ft @ 4650rpm|
|Transmission||Four-speed manual (+ Overdrive), rear-wheel drive|
|Price when new||£1740|
*SIMILAR QUALITY CARS ALWAYS REQUIRED* SOLD Thinking of selling? Our proven commission sale or SOR (Sale or Return) program is a great way to utilise and access our professional services and facilities while still maximising the return from your vehicle with minimal hassle, stress and time, If you’d like to take advantage of this then please get in touch for further information. Alternatively If you’d like to move your vehicle on quickly and efficiently with minimal delay then we can make an offer on an outright purchase basis with payment and collection arranged soon after. A stunningly rare Triumph Dolomite Sprint with low enthusiast ownership. EQUIPMENT Four sealed-beamed headlights, front air spoiler, full length coach stripe, opening front quarter-lights, vinyl roof, heated rear window, rear armrest, drivers seat height adjustment with recline, adjustable steering column, walnut facia, Thru Flow ventilation system with 2-speed booster fan, seat stretch pockets, tachometer, water and battery gauges, combination dial with warning lamps, electric clock, cigar lighter, hazard warning switch, twin wind-tone horns, four ashtrays. Factory Equipment: Tinted laminated windscreen. EXTERIOR This range-topping Dolomite Sprint is finished in Carmine Red, (Code 82) and has a deep rich shine thanks to a privileged pampered existence. The black grained vinyl roof is in perfect order and sporting features unique to the Sprint model such as the full length coach strip and matt black rear end panel remain present. The heavily chromed wrap around front and rear bumpers show a little dulling but do not detract from the show like appearance. All Sprint badging is proudly displayed along with the original period number plates. A rare British icon in such unmolested condition. INTERIOR Lavishly appointed in Chesnut brushed broadcord Bri-Nylon trim, (Code C63), the interior condition reflects the cossetted low owner credentials. Fitted plush pile carpet with integral underlay retain their colour with only minor wear apparent under close scrutiny. The elegant walnut facia and deep wood veneer door cappings really have defied age thanks to dry garage storage. The comprehensive range of instruments, controls and switches are all functional except for the electric clock. Comfort and support is guaranteed with wide front fully adjustable seats. The boot area is spotlessly clean with an unbroken plywood support. Remarkably factory correct in all respects. ENGINE & TRANSMISSION The jewel in this model is the powerful 1998cc slant 4 engine with 16 valves, cross flow ports, aluminium cylinder head and twin SU carbs. Maximum power is quoted at 127bhp with 0-60mph despatched in 9.2 seconds and a M.I.R.A recorded 116mph top speed. Comprehensive invoices will reassure the next custodian with regards to the mechanical upkeep and correct operation. The sturdy 4-speed transmission with working overdrive is light, precise and a delight to use. WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES The Sprint was the first British saloon to wear alloy wheels as standard and the stylish GKN wheels on this example are immaculate shod with branded tyres displaying ample tread. Front discs and rear drums with servo boost give good stopping power. HISTORY FILE The British Motor Industry Heritage Certificate confirms the date of build of this desirable Sprint model to be the 21st March 1974. Registered by Barnard Motors Limited on the 6th June 1974 this cherished example has only had three former keepers from new. Owned by Mrs Sonia Ziegler for 26 years and Triumph enthusiasts since, this car really has been pampered. The history files reveals thousands spent by renowned specialists including Jigsaw Racing Services and represents a superb fully documented and rare find. A replacement speedo was fitted in 2015 at 67,254 miles and now reads 3,610 so is unwarranted. The history file includes many invoices, MOT certificates, previous registration documents a sales brochure and all spare keys. This is an historically important British motoring icon and presents in fabulous, usable show condition. MOT October 2018, HPI Clear. To see a video of this car please copy the link below: https://youtu.be/Y30YPFAz_hk To see a complete set of photographs of this car please copy the link below: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm9vKevE 'Like us' or 'Follow us' for exciting new cars coming soon at KGF Classic Cars: https://www.facebook.com/KGFClassiccars https://twitter.com/KGFClassicCars
Ex-works (Leyland Cars Belgium) Group 1 car, driven by Julien Vernaeve, René Metge and Tony Pond. This important Triumph Dolomite Sprint is race ready having been a regular Motor Racing Legends HTCC & Goodwood Members’ Meeting entrant, and is the only remaining original Group 1 Leyland Cars works-supported car that is known to exist. Built in late 1973 for the 1974 season, chassis 2493 was actively campaigned in Europe by the works for a full 4 seasons – including 4 entries into the legendary Spa 24 Hours. The car was then retired at the end of the 1977 season, and spent a long period in the Spa Circuit Museum. It was therefore untouched and remained totally original. The current owner bought the car in 2009 and since then has sympathetically restored the car, while also developing it into a very competitive historic racer – as can be seen by its results at the three Goodwood Members’ Meetings it has been invited to take part in.