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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:44 am 
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Fame at last Murdo, you will be charging us next to read your post's :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:01 pm 
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Fame at last Murdo, you will be charging us next to read your post's :lol: :lol:

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That's not the first Tony :lol: , my Landrover was in Landrover Monthly in 2006 I think it was, I'll need to check.

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RNK 957W, Triumph Dolomite Sprint.

Built 26/6/1980 (one of the last built), Auto, Porcelain White - Genuine Mileage 52,820 (warranted).

Only 3 previous owners, (2 within the same family).

Supplied by Lavender Hill Garage Ltd, Enfield, London, by garage owner Jimmy Metcalfe on 30th September 1980 to Geoffery Robinson, Enfield.

Club Membership No: 2017092


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:35 pm 
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Murdo

are the two side boot boards flat in shape or are there bends in it,i ask because i dont have any board so need to make some

thanks Dave


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:40 pm 
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Great write up in P.C Murdo. Car looks superb, really good to see.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:56 am 
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are the two side boot boards flat in shape or are there bends in it,i ask because i dont have any board so need to make some

thanks Dave
They're shaped Dave, I saw some on ebay for a fair price last week sometime.

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RNK 957W, Triumph Dolomite Sprint.

Built 26/6/1980 (one of the last built), Auto, Porcelain White - Genuine Mileage 52,820 (warranted).

Only 3 previous owners, (2 within the same family).

Supplied by Lavender Hill Garage Ltd, Enfield, London, by garage owner Jimmy Metcalfe on 30th September 1980 to Geoffery Robinson, Enfield.

Club Membership No: 2017092


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Great write up in P.C Murdo. Car looks superb, really good to see.
I'm still waiting for my copy Matt.

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RNK 957W, Triumph Dolomite Sprint.

Built 26/6/1980 (one of the last built), Auto, Porcelain White - Genuine Mileage 52,820 (warranted).

Only 3 previous owners, (2 within the same family).

Supplied by Lavender Hill Garage Ltd, Enfield, London, by garage owner Jimmy Metcalfe on 30th September 1980 to Geoffery Robinson, Enfield.

Club Membership No: 2017092


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:44 pm 
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Here's the article from Practical Classics. Following their visit they've valued the car at just below their valuation of a concours Sprint - which leaves me very happy with their opinion of the car.

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RNK 957W, Triumph Dolomite Sprint.

Built 26/6/1980 (one of the last built), Auto, Porcelain White - Genuine Mileage 52,820 (warranted).

Only 3 previous owners, (2 within the same family).

Supplied by Lavender Hill Garage Ltd, Enfield, London, by garage owner Jimmy Metcalfe on 30th September 1980 to Geoffery Robinson, Enfield.

Club Membership No: 2017092


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:05 pm 
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What an odd coincidence... I've just been reading that in Morrisons!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:42 pm 
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I reckon their valuation is a bit low, maybe they haven't updated Sprint prices for a while in their price guide. Sure it's "only" an auto, but that alone makes it a rare bird. There are only 60 left to choose from! The exceptional condition and originality of this car make it for sure one of the best in the world and i'd place it today at £12-15k, maybe £17k for insurance replacement value.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:35 pm 
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I can’t believe that 9k valuation. What divots they are! A really lovely example of a proper classic car, in fantastic original order, with interesting history for a piffling 9k! I don’t think so.

Nice write up though Murdo. All the hard work is worthwhile. Well done you :thumbsup:


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Not seen the article but have followed your resto thread, 9k is way to low, in the next issue of practical classics there will be a restored RS2000 valued at 25k + :roll: :roll:

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