I have been asked to start a thread on here to follow the rebuild and restoration of our Dolomite Sprint, which raced in the 1974 and 1975 Spa 24 hours (driven in 1974 by John Handley and Julien Vernaeve, and in 1975 by Jennifer Birrel, Marianne Hoephner and Christine Beckers).
We are just at the start of the project, trying to research the cars history further, figure out how original it is and what it needs to get a HTP to allow it to be raced again.
Today I started with the careful strip down of the car, beginning with the doors. Each part is being bagged and labelled, and stored in corresponding boxes for each area of the car. Spending extra time now will no doubt make things easier come reassembly time.
The plan is to get the car fully stripped down (making note of any new parts needed in the process) and sent away for a new weld in cage to be made. The shell will then get fully blasted and painted back in its original yellow colour scheme that it raced in period. You can see the original yellow in some of the pictures where the later paint job was not done very thoroughly.
Here are some photos of the car from the sales advert:
And here in our workshop:
Interior clean up began
I will keep updated with photos. The plan is to get the car down to a bare shell (bar a few things like door cards and dash that are needed for the cage build) and sent off within the next couple of weeks.