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 Post subject: New member after advice
PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:14 pm 
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Hi Folks
I am new to this forum, :bluewave: considering buying a Dolomite and would be glad of any advice. I have had classic cars before and recently disposed of my 3.0l V6 Mk1 Mr2. I am suffering withdrawal symptoms!
Obviously most important is trying to avoid rust but I would appreciate any other thoughts/guidance on model choice, realistic prices etc.
I don't want a major restoration but am pretty competent on the mechanical side. I want a car to drive regularly but not daily as I also have a van.
I live near Stockport and would really appreciate meeting any local member who could show me their car.
Any advice gratefully received.
Jonny


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:30 pm 
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Hi Jonny,
Welcome to the forum.
In terms of which car to go for, it all comes down to budget and what you want to do with your car. Sprints offer the most performance but are more expensive. If you want character, all Dolomites have bags of it. The 1500s seem a particularly decent car and there are lots to choose from. The SE is quite distinctive but rare.
Hope that helps.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:28 pm 
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I'll PM you a guide, if you haven't a copy of Classics Monthly Feb 2010.

This post is full on anorak but the side effect is that it goes into detail on what should and should not be found depending on the model and year, which will help in finding out just how original that original barn find car your looking at is: :wink:
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4127

Hope that helps and we see you soon as a member/owner!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:11 pm 
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Thanks for replies and buying guide, very helpful. Is there a North West Area group?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:53 pm 
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Yes there is (and groups in most areas of the UK), details of their meets and contact details are in our Club magazine.

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Club membership costs just £27 for one year or £50 for two years. See viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2412 for details.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:41 am 
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Yes there is (and groups in most areas of the UK), details of their meets and contact details are in our Club magazine.
Hi, I',m new on here, and would love to know when and where there are any Dolly Club meetings, in or around me? I am in Stow on the wold, in GLOUCESTERSHIRE. GL54 1ef P. Hutton


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:29 pm 
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There's a vacancy in that area, but there are groups in Staffordshire, Shropshire and West Midlands?

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Disposal fleet: Golf GTi 16v MK3 Anniversary, Tiger Avon (unbuilt)

Past fleet: Triumph 2000, Lancia Beta Coupe, BL Mini Clubman, Austin Metro, Vauxhall Cavalier MK1 & MK2, Renault 18 D, Rover 216 GSI, Honda Accord (most expensive car purchase, hated it on pickup from dealer, was made out of magnetic metal as only car I've ever been crashed into, 4 times), Golf GTi MK3 16v x 3


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:31 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:33 pm 
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Or Matt Cotton's group in Oxford

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1966 Triumph 1300 Royal Blue - fixed, ready to blow up
1972 Triumph Dolomite Sienna / David Brown
1965 Triumph 2000 Black
2005 BMW R1200ST Grey/Silver (for sale, enquire if interested)
2009 Fiat Panda White
2016 Jaguar XE Blue
NOBODY expects the Canley Inquisition!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:33 pm 
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Bristol would be close too perhaps


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 4:03 pm 
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Is there anyone in the Manchester area willing to meet and chat about dolomites? If I buy one I will join the club honest!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:06 pm 
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We'll be at the MG & Triumph Show at Stoneleigh on 19th February. There'll be a few Dolomites on display and plenty of people to chat to about them.

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