1976 Triumph Dolomite Sprint

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Highlights

  • Recent servicing and recommissioning 
  • Tidy and presentable car with scope to improve 
  • Classic British Racing Green Sprint 
  • Just six registered keepers 
  • Nice example of these British sports saloons 

The Appeal 

Trust Triumph to build the Sprint. Evolving the sober, suburban Dolomite into a race-tuned sports saloon could only have been the work of the Coventry concern.
It was clever too. Advanced 16 valve technology delivered 127bhp, trumping rivals from Germany, while the nimble rear drive layout provided similarly exhilarating handling. Inside, in contrast to its rivals, there was character a-plenty with its wood-trimmed traditional style. 
Practical and reward to drive, the Dolly Sprint makes a great choice for modern enthusiasts. This British Racing Green example is ready to use and enjoy thanks to an extensive recommissioning process by the seller. This work included servicing alongside attention to the brakes, cooling system and carburettors. The head has also been carefully rebuilt. 
The car is tidy and solid, with some scope for the buyer to invest and improve. But with the keys to one of Triumph’s best driver’s cars, getting out and enjoying it will surely come first. 

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered 9th December 1976 
  • Six registered keepers from new 
  • Reported same family ownership from 1991 to 2022
  • Displayed mileage is reported to be correct 
  • Acquired by the seller as part of a small collection 
  • Checked over by seller’s experienced mechanical and all recommended work done 
  • Recommissioned by the seller, with work summarised below 
  • Various invoices and receipts included 
  • Old MOT certificate to verify mileage 
  • Original Triumph Passport, Leycare service book and handbook 
  • 1973 parts catalogue 
  • Autodata car repair manual 
  • Workshop manual 
  • VIN confirms this is a genuine factory Sprint 
  • Always garaged by current keeper 
  • Historic Vehicle that is MOT, tax and ULEZ exempt 
Recent recommissioning work included: 
  • Full service with engine oil and filter 
  • Radiator and cooling system overhauled and upgraded
  • Coolant hoses, sensor and water pump replaced 
  • Carburettors checked, cleaned and tuned
  • New carburettor kit including jets and needles 
  • Head removed and rebuilt 
  • Brakes checked and cleaned 
  • New brake pipes, hoses and tubes 
  • Replacement brake master cylinder 
  • New fan belt 
  • Alloy header tank and new cap
  • Lanoguard treatment to underside 
  • New window wiper handle 
  • Dolomite Club alloy car mounts 
  • Bluetooth radio and speakers 
  • Various areas of rewiring 

The Condition

  • Finished in British Racing Green with paintwork in fair condition 
  • Ideally would benefit from respray but is generally presentable and solid 
  • Some evidence of localised respray work to bonnet, front wings and boot 
  • Underside recently checked and undersealed with Lanoguard
  • Straight bodywork with good panels and arches and sills appear well kept 
  • Standard car that retains its distinctive factory vinyl roof and alloy wheels 
  • Tan fabric interior in good order with brown carpets 
  • Some signs of wear and age inside but these appear to be light 
  • Wood veneers complete and well kept with only light patination visible 
  • We are told that everything works including lights 

The Mechanics 

  • 1,998cc 16V slant four Triumph engine delivering 127bhp 
  • 4spd manual gearbox with working overdrive 
  • Recent attention to brakes, carburettors and head 
  • Old parts retained and available with car 
  • Recent new battery with battery isolator switch fitted 
  • No reported running or driving issues
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This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is Where Is’ basis and without warranty. Photos and descriptions are solely for guidance purposes and it's customary to carry out a full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase for your own peace of mind. 
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1976
  • Make Triumph
  • Model Dolomite
  • Colour Dark green
  • Odometer 33,747 Miles
  • Engine size 1998
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Chalfont St Peter
  • Location Buckinghamshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
6 bids from 5 bidders
  • ri•••• £8,100 12/06/24
  • Gi•••• £8,000 12/06/24
  • ri•••• £7,777 11/06/24
  • el•••• £7,600 11/06/24
  • ma•••• £7,500 08/06/24
  • st•••• £5,000 06/06/24
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