Produced for nearly 8 years beginning 1972, the Triumph Dolomite was an addition to the Triumph Motor Company’s small range of cars that also included the Triumph 1300 and the Triumph Herald (also made in India). The Dolomite was a replacement for the earlier popular Herald.
The Dolomite Sprint was the other variant of the Dolomite range that was given a powerful 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder engine with twin carburettors which could take the car to a top speed of 200 km/hr. This model was therefore the preferred car for rally drivers.
This car affectionately named ‘Dolly’, had Andy Rouse at the wheel who won the 1975’s BTCC^ (British Touring Car Championship).
Driving for the in-house Triumph Team Piranha, his Triumph Dolomite Sprint sneaked the title due to the maximum number of wins for that season. This win gave Triumph, a division of the British Leyland a much needed morale boost for their product range.
^ the BTCC first took place in 1958 and until 1987 was known as the British Saloon Car Championship
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Moving wheels|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- On plinth (platform base)|
|- Rare collectible|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||6 x 3 x 3|
|Color||Silver / Green|
|Theme||Racing - F1 / GP|