Triumph Dolomite 1300 1978 sold for £1,200 at our April 25th Classic Car Auction
Very rare Triumph Dolomite with low mileage. Local Bournemouth car from new. Original hand book and service book, with 19 service stamps. Lots of old bills and MOTs. New master cylinder just fitted. A very nice example finished in white with black trim.
Condition: 2 Estimated sale price: £1,150 – £1,350
Sold for £1,200.
Additional information on the Triumph Dolomite
The Dolomite was the final addition to Triumph’s complex small-car range (codenamed “Project Ajax”), which had started in 1965 with the Triumph 1300. Designed to be a replacement for therear-wheel drive Triumph Herald, the 1300 was originally fitted with a 1,296 cc (79 cu in) engine and front-wheel drive. The later model, introduced in September 1970 as the Triumph 1500, featured a remodelled front and rear, styled by Michelotti, and a larger 1,493 cc (91 cu in) engine.
Designed as the successor for the upmarket variants of the front-wheel drive designs, and also for the 6-cylinder Triumph Vitesse, a sporting relative of the Herald, the Triumph Dolomite was presented at the London Motor Show in October 1971. However, due to a number of strikes and other industrial upsets, the car was not reported to be in full production until October 1972. The name “Dolomite” had been used by Triumph for a range of models prior to the Second World War and this name was revived for the new car. The Dolomite used the longer bodyshell of the front wheel drive Triumph 1500, but with the majority of the running gear carried over from the rear-wheel drive Triumph Toledo.