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PostPosted:Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:53 am 
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Can’t post the link for some reason. But search for Cosworth engined Dolomite Sprint on eBay.

Wow! Looks like a lovely quality job has been done so far - apart from the back end?

Hope someone takes it on and posts the progress here.


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PostPosted:Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:22 am 
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I saw that.
Is it not the one that was around a few years ago? That too mentioned needing a merc rear subframe.
As to what they have done to teh rear wings/panel/bootlid, well, I admire the workmanship assuming it isn't all filler, but WHY?

Anyway, interesting project, but a lot of involved work still to be done.

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PostPosted:Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:05 am 
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-Dolo ... SwmRlfdNLy

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PostPosted:Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:59 am 
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just like most project cars,,,,ive started and cant be bothered now to finish

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PostPosted:Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:36 pm 
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It looks like a mk2 granada rear end

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PostPosted:Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:11 pm 
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It’s the same as before.
Was in a shipping container.
Rear end cut out to take a Mercedes rear end.

Looks quite tidy as it’s been washed and polished,
If I wasn’t so far into my own Sprint I could be tempted.

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PostPosted:Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:26 pm 
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It looks like a mk2 granada rear end
Or is it Mercedes 200 with a view to getting the back axle in?

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Either way, I’d like to see a side view of the car to see just how odd it looks!

I know photos can be deceiving but the qualty of the work so far looks good to me. Hell of a lot of work still to do though. Interesting project and mad to boot!


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PostPosted:Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:13 pm 
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On the whole, I like it! But have seen it before several times when it failed to make reserve. Not so keen on the bootlid treatment, why make a distinctive Triumph look like a dreary Ford???

Anyone considering this seriously is probably aware of this, but i'll say it anyway! Before being returned to the road, this car WILL need a BIVA inspection, with all the faff that entails and will therefore end up on a Q plate. It's had so much publicity, it'd be folly to try and "get away with it" IMO!

Maybe that's what's scared buyers off previously? Were I to buy it, i'd put the rear floor back to stock and fit an adapted English axle!

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PostPosted:Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:59 am 
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On the whole, I like it! But have seen it before several times when it failed to make reserve. Not so keen on the bootlid treatment, why make a distinctive Triumph look like a dreary Ford???

Anyone considering this seriously is probably aware of this, but i'll say it anyway! Before being returned to the road, this car WILL need a BIVA inspection, with all the faff that entails and will therefore end up on a Q plate. It's had so much publicity, it'd be folly to try and "get away with it" IMO!

Maybe that's what's scared buyers off previously? Were I to buy it, i'd put the rear floor back to stock and fit an adapted English axle!

Steve
Yep agreed. I get the point of building a V6 Cosworth Sprint. But why build a V6 Cosworth Frankenstein?

Each to their own I suppose. Whoever takes it on is gonna need big balls and deep pockets. And for that I would take my hat off to them.


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On the whole, I like it! But have seen it before several times when it failed to make reserve. Not so keen on the bootlid treatment, why make a distinctive Triumph look like a dreary Ford???

Anyone considering this seriously is probably aware of this, but i'll say it anyway! Before being returned to the road, this car WILL need a BIVA inspection, with all the faff that entails and will therefore end up on a Q plate. It's had so much publicity, it'd be folly to try and "get away with it" IMO!

Maybe that's what's scared buyers off previously? Were I to buy it, i'd put the rear floor back to stock and fit an adapted English axle!

Steve
Agreed, rear looks out of place on the Sprint. Sprint's got a nice 'rear end' so why spoil it :lol: , there's no accounting for taste.

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