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 Post subject: Re: My Dolomite Sprint.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:46 am 
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Well done on finding a nice straight unmessed with car, very nice in white, sorry not so sure about the interior colour but it looks in very tidy condition like the rest of the car, that's the thing with classic cars though, you don't get to be too picky on the different colours of some things if the rest of the car is so right I suppose!! The other thing is just because one person is not so keen on a colour the next may be mad passionate about it. I had a 911 once with mostly red leather interior with the odd bit of blue here and there, when I 1st viewed the car I was unsure about the red/blue but the rest of the car was so good condition and history wise I was not put off bu the colour after a week or two I was well pleased with the colours and would have any car with a red leather interior now!!
That ziebart always looks a bugger as well but again worth putting up with because it seems to have done a great job of preserving it.
Great thread please keep posting the updates :thumbsup:


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 Post subject: Re: My Dolomite Sprint.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:42 am 
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sorry not so sure about the interior colour but it looks in very tidy condition like the rest of the car, that's the thing with classic cars though, you don't get to be too picky on the different colours of some things if the rest of the car is so right I suppose!! The other thing is just because one person is not so keen on a colour the next may be mad passionate about it. :thumbsup:
Thanks - the interior wasn't my first choice either but it's grown on me now and I really like it - the chocolate brown is my favourite out of them all.

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1980 (W) Triumph Dolomite Sprint, Auto, White, 52k warranted miles - only 2 previous owners.

Reg No: RNK 957W.

Supplied by Jimmy Metcalfe, Lavender Hill Motors Ltd, Enfield, on 30th September 1980.

Membership No: 2017092


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 Post subject: Re: My Dolomite Sprint.
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:42 am 
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sorry not so sure about the interior colour but it looks in very tidy condition like the rest of the car, that's the thing with classic cars though, you don't get to be too picky on the different colours of some things if the rest of the car is so right I suppose!! The other thing is just because one person is not so keen on a colour the next may be mad passionate about it. :thumbsup:
Thanks - the interior wasn't my first choice either but it's grown on me now and I really like it - the chocolate brown is my favourite out of them all.
No no no I'm sure the black is where it is at!! I know I know it may be a bit common but it is by far my favourite! But then I also favour Magenta for the body colour.......good thing really being as it's the colours of my car......it was back in the 80's and still is now, being as I am one of the lucky few who managed to find my original car after 31 years!!!


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 Post subject: Re: My Dolomite Sprint.
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:51 am 
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Looking at the pics of Murdos car, it seems to me that the Ziebart was skimped a bit! Normally the entire underbonnet area and the inside of the boot is swimming in the stuff! Whereas this one only has a token coat inside the bonnet and a splash on the strut tops!

Both my cars (73 Toledo and 78 Sprint auto) were Ziebarted from new, much more liberally - the stuff is everywhere! But I live with the messy look because of the long term protection it has afforded. I'm quite sure that the Ziebart is almost wholly responsible for my car's survival. My Toledo is the ONLY Dolomite shaped car where I have removed the original outer sills and found the diaphragm panels undamaged by corrosion! And the Sprint still has it's original sills, wheel arches, boot floor and chassis legs, none of which need any welding yet!

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 Post subject: Re: My Dolomite Sprint.
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:16 am 
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Looking at the pics of Murdos car, it seems to me that the Ziebart was skimped on a bit!

Steve
Hi Steve, the areas covered by Ziebart was a customer choice, the same as any corrosion protection today.

I've spoken to the original owner (Geoff), what he had done was his request rather that the Ziebart agent's - the engine bay had only the strut tops done and the boot area had in between all double skin panels done, every other part of the car was done as normal - he didn't want to have the engine bay and boot area covered in Ziebart purely for visual reasons, and both are original and immaculate to this day. So it wasn't skimped on but done how the buyer wanted.

He also had and additional aerial fitted, to the rear wing, an electric one.

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1980 (W) Triumph Dolomite Sprint, Auto, White, 52k warranted miles - only 2 previous owners.

Reg No: RNK 957W.

Supplied by Jimmy Metcalfe, Lavender Hill Motors Ltd, Enfield, on 30th September 1980.

Membership No: 2017092


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