1973 Triumph Dolomite Sprint

Highlights 


  • Enthusiast owned
  • 50th Anniversary Edition 
  • Good history file
  • Manual with overdrive
  • Good original condition
  • Genuine mileage

The Appeal


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.

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The History and Paperwork


  • First registered in 1973
  • Enthusiast owned since around 1998
  • Good service and MOT history
  • Large history file
  • V5c present 
  • MOT exempt
  • 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.

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The Interior


  • Original condition throughout 
  • Wood dashboard and door cappings
  • Cloth seats

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.

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The Exterior


  • 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.

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The Mechanics


  • Good service history
  • Manual with overdrive
  • Recent new brakes and suspension
  • Recently serviced

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.

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Summary


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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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1973
  • Make Triumph
  • Model Dolomite Sprint
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 81,925 Miles
  • Engine size 1998
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location London
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
11 bids from 6 bidders
  • mixed-o•••• £9,800 14/09/22
  • mixed-o•••• £9,000 09/09/22
  • Frankc £8,600 09/09/22
  • mixed-o•••• £8,500 09/09/22
  • Frankc £5,100 09/09/22
  • mixed-o•••• £5,000 09/09/22
  • Frankc £1,600 09/09/22
  • Beebs10•••• £1,500 09/09/22
  • britcar•••• £1,000 09/09/22
  • twirlth•••• £900 09/09/22

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