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Rare Racer: 1973 Triumph Dolomite Sprint

1973 Triumph Dolomite Sprint Race Front

Update 7/5/11 – Someone bought this Dolomite for it’s BIN price of $16,300. We hope the new owner has fun on the track with it.

In the late 60’s and early 70’s, Triumph needed a car to compete with the cars like the BMW 2002. The Dolomite Sprint was Triumph’s attempt at a sporting saloon. In their attempt to achieve a true 2002 fighter the company developed a 16 valve 2-liter 4 cylinder that produced about 125 hp. This attractive Dolomite is setup for racing with a fresh engine. Only a handful of Dolomites ever made it to the states, so it’s very likely this is the only Dolomite currently being raced in the states. The car is right hand drive, so racing it will likely involve a bit of a learning curve. It’s currently listed on eBay with a Buy it Now price of $16,300. The seller is over in Clyde, NC, so if you’re in that area check it out.

1973 Triumph Dolomite Sprint Race Engine

The Dolomite Sprint’s 2-liter slant 4 was one of the first multivalve engines to ever be mass produced. This engine has considerable potential in the right hands. Parts may be hard to find in the states, but given Triumph’s history of parts sharing, it shouldn’t be impossible to find most parts.

1973 Triumph Dolomite Sprint Race Interior

This car has been configured for racing, with a full roll cage, upgraded engine, and racing suspension. The interior retains little of the factory components, but it’s good to see the original dash is still in place.

1973 Triumph Dolomite Sprint Race Rear

The Dolomite Sprint is definitely a unique car and has been done really nicely. It is ready to race and has had race success, finishing first in class and 4th overall at the Sebring 2 hour. Putting together a car like this for racing would easily cost more then what the seller is asking for this rare, in the States, Triumph racer.

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