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 Post subject: Declared as a '79 car...
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:29 am 
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...but wearing a '75 registration plate and showing many late features...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TRIUMPH-DOLO ... SwGGlapmie

Could be a private plate I suppose...


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:49 am 
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DVLA info shows a date of manufacture in 1976 so could be a 'P'

However it shows date of first registration Aug 1979 so 'V'

Does not compute!

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Blurred the front number plate, forgot to do the rear? Listing ended, still up on Car And Classic though.

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"Sorry it's sold, just waiting for a deposit, he hit the buy it now button" That's a quote.


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If you search under 'sold' items it shows that best offer was accepted!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:04 pm 
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This 1976 TRIUMPH DOLOMITE SPRINT on numberplate OLW 983P was first registered on Wednesday 1st of August 1979 near London NW. At an estimated 66,735 miles, this vehicle has done a lower than average number of miles for its age.

Dealer Demo not registered when new.
Possibly driven on Trade Plates ETC.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:12 pm 
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Must have gone very quickly, I didn't see it listed on E-bay yesterday evening.

Looks likes Inca but a job to tell from the photos. Surely a P reg would be Mimosa? Has a tandem master cylinder, so maybe a re-shell with a very late Inca yellow shell.


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I wonder if it was initially bought and used abroad. Poss by a serviceman? Think they got a tax break, and when they bought the car backit got registered here. And up until 1980/81 imports got brand new registrations IIRC?? Chap I worked for used to bring Mini's in from Europe, convert to RHD and flog with new registrations. SAme reason you have no idea on the age of VW camper vans, they got new reg as vans were imported, converted to RHD campers and flogged with a new reg.....

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http://offer.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dl ... 6464313943

£5250 was the offer accepted. Not a bad price when coming up to the summer really.


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Clive's theory of being used abroad before being re-imported holds credibility until you consider the fact that everything apart from the registration plate indicates it is a late model car, not one that would have ben built to gain a 'P' plate.


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My monitor reckons on sandglow.


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My monitor reckons on sandglow.
It must be buggered then!


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Lots of late features, sidelights, headrests, rubbing strips, under-riders, number plate lights, sill moulding delete, badges, dual circuit brakes, only possible earlier feature is 10MPH increment speedo. I would submit that it's impossible to tell colour with any accuracy from an Ebay pic, so I won't try!

SCG is on a P plate with a VA number in the 10,2xx range, firmly a series one car. So this one is a bit of an oddball by anyone's standards. But the guy must have liked it to have kept it the last 14 years!

A reimported car (or any other excuse for late registration) would not have got an age related plate if registered in 79, that didn't start till August 1st 1983.

Despite this mild controversy over it's ancestry, well bought for £5250 I reckon, looks tidy enough!

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 Post subject: Yes......
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dual circuit brakes
and there is a cable tie holding the fluid reservoir in place.. :?


A Dolomite reservoir will fit a Saab 99 brake master cylinder but the seals are different meaning
said reservoir is a touch insecure.
The Saab reservoir has the advantage of an outlet for the clutch.
This Saab BMC has a 22.2mm bore.



I think the car is Inca yellow.



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 Post subject: Re: Yes......
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I think the car is Inca yellow.



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It definitely looks like Inca in the interior shot where you can see the surface of the bonnet.


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