Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Dolomite Sprint

Words & photos - Daniel Bevis

The Triumph Dolomite is an infinitely lovable thing; a survivor from the acrimonious days of British Leyland, offering crisp three-box styling and desirability in spades. In Sprint form, it was famously the first production car to feature a 16v head, and it enjoyed plenty of period motorsport success - examples ran in the BTCC from 1974-78, with Andy Rouse winning the drivers' championship in one in '75. It's a true British icon.

This particular one is a riot of glorious disparity, contemporised as it is for modern motorsport. The juxtaposition of the bright blue Sparco buckets against the wood trim is brilliantly jarring, and who couldn't love that retro nose with its twin headlights, bolstered by a carbon-fibre beam breaker?
Marvellous little thing, and it wears those old-school Leyland race colours well.

Spotted at MATP 2014 - click here for more.

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