The Triumph Sprint is now becoming a rare car and following its bigger brother, the Stag, in commanding ever-higher prices on the classic car marketplace.
It’s a very good-looking car with a good race pedigree and a very willing engine and chassis which makes for a great drive whether driving fast or slow.
This example has been looked after through its latter years by true Triumph enthusiasts and is still in great original condition, drives very well indeed and would make a great British classic car to own and have fun with.
The History and Paperwork
First registered in 1973
Enthusiast owned since around 1998
Good service and MOT history
Large history file
Handbook and Triumph passport
2 sets of keys
Original toolkit and spare wheel
Following an extended period in dry storage the car was rescued and recommissioned by the previous owner in around 2015 and was bought by the current owner last year.
Original condition throughout
Wood dashboard and door cappings
The interior is in good overall original condition with no cracks in the dashboard and only a small repair being needed to the driver’s seat.
All the dials, instruments and switchgear work, with door cards, interior panels and carpets all being in great shape for their age.
The headlining is the probably the cabin’s weak point as it does have some staining and would require a thorough clean or better still, replacing.
Red with black vinyl roof
New tyres on very nice, reconditioned alloy wheels
Resprayed in its original red by a previous owner the car presents really well, with good chrome trim, sharp lines, alloy wheels and discreet front spoiler all hinting at its performance potential.
There’s some small areas where the paint is beginning to bubble and the odd small scratch as illustrated in the photos but it still looks fantastic from all angles and certainly gets everyone’s attention wherever it goes.
Even during the photoshoot there was no shortage of admiring passers-by.
Good service history
Manual with overdrive
Recent new brakes and suspension
In this last year the brakes have been renewed with new discs at the front, suspension bushes have been renewed and new shock absorbers have been fitted.
Many gaskets and oil seals have been replaced and the gearbox and rear diff have been fully serviced.
The engine has been fully serviced with all new filters and fluids, and a new fuel pump has been fitted along with 4 brand new tyres.
SU carburettors are currently fitted to aid performance, but the original units are available and come with the car. Reported to drive well with no issues the car is ready to be driven and enjoyed by its next lucky owner.
A nice and genuine unrestored example of one of Triumph’s greatest classic small sports saloons, that has been well cared for by enthusiasts and are increasingly harder to find.
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1973 Triumph Dolomite Sprint
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