A model-by-model history of the popular Triumph Dolomite family, the range of quality sporting saloons that started with the Triumph 1300 and was in production from 1965-80. The Triumph 1300 was innovative, with front-wheel drive and a four-door body designed by Giovanni Michelotti. In 1970 the Triumph 1500 and the three-door Toledo were introduced, followed by the range-topping Dolomite in 1972, with Triumph's slant-4 overhead cam engine and rear-wheel drive. The fast Dolomite Sprint confirmed Triumph's position as the British 'BMW Beater' in 1973, with its powerful 16-valve engine and value achieved through clever engineering. In 1976 the whole range was renamed 'Dolomite' - and was a well-rounded model spread of four-door saloons, with engine sizes from 1300cc to 2 litres. With technical specifications and over 150 colour photographs, Triumph Dolomite - An Enthusiast's Guide also includes competition history, the Dolomites' ancestors, and a guide to buying and owning these iconic saloons. Fully illustrated with 161 colour photographs.of the Austin/Morris 1100 and 1300, the Ford Escort and Vauxhall Viva. ... Both cars gained a restyled front end a what was to become the Dolomite front end a with a flat panel ahead of the forwardopening ... At the rear, the 1300a#39;s complex independent rear suspension was replaced with a simple live axle, suspended using coil springs and located with ... produced in 1934 and designed to compete in the 1935 Monte Carlo Rally, was an exotic, supercharged eightcylinder road racer, anbsp;...
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