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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 11:03 pm 
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CAR IS SOLD

My friend Johan wanted to take his V8 Dolly back home to S Africa when he went home to live, however a couple of years and various reasons he is forced to let it go to a new home.
He has a very kind friend in Winchester who is looking after the car for him.
He asked me to look at the car and pass on my findings to pass on to someone who cares who will restore it.
I loved this car when I saw it in the late 90,s and would have loved to own it, my chance has come too late as retirement looms and I have just spent over 3 years making my own sporty beast.
The pictures show first what it was like and what it is now.
My opinion is this. The sunroof blew off and replaced by a fibreglass panel.
Body is tatty in places and will require some welding and clearly a respray.
Underneath seems very sound and is no rot box.
Interior is horrible and needs replacing.
Engine will run using easy start sprayed into inlet as fuel pump has died. Has a new ECU as water spoilt original.
It has a very desirable Ford Capri LSD back axle, though this means Ford PCD.
Four pot brakes.
Engine is a PI 3.5 with a sports cam, expect just under 200 bhp but more with gas flowing.

I think it is well worth saving and not breaking.

Pictures show what it was and what it is now.
The number below is who to contact if you wish to look at it.
Opinion varies on what its worth but I will leave that to Johan who no doubt will add more info.

Michael Meyer
0781 578 5050

This is the car being used at Castle Combe a few years ago.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se0KMIB4DTI



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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 11:18 am 
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:eyes4u: Oooh the long shell 2 door, what a classy motor that was in it's prime. I hope it gets saved and restored to it's fully glory.

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 7:29 pm 
Is this car still up for grabs? ..daft question I know but what sort of price is being asked?


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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 8:54 pm 
hi is the 2 door still for sale? if so could you pm me with the price? many thanks Gary


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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 6:12 pm 
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The person advertising the car isn't the owner. Your best bet is to telephone the vendor as stated in the advert;
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 Post subject: Re: 2 Door V8 SOLD
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:56 pm 
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Just followed up on this one and its has SOLD.
If anyone has any details on what exhaust or front end modifications this had to get it in there then I would love some photos or details please.
Thanks


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:22 pm 
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I would have loved to get my hands on this one. Does anyone know where it ended up?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:07 pm 
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Well 4 years has gone by since the last post so is there any news on the progress of this 2 door dolomite.

Steve

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:53 am 
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MOT expired 15th September 2012.
Nothing since.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:02 am 
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last i saw of this car was about 6/7 years ago after it has been left abandoned at a garage after having some work done and not collected, i was just about the acquire it in lieu of storage charges when the owner appeared saying it was going to export it which never happened. the car then went off the radar for a few years until advertised here

It was a well known car many years ago but sadly fell into a state of unloved disrepair under the ownership of Johan.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:22 pm 
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Does anyone know of its whereabouts?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:44 pm 
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Its better off being laid to rest.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:45 pm 
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Hi All,
It’s sitting in my garage waiting to be restored, it needs a new folding sunroof( if anyone’s got one just let me know) and everything checking over, the engine injection/ecu fixing and a bit of welding, but hopefully soon it can be back on the road. It’s supposed to have a Ford lsd axle on it and the arches have been changed and doesn’t look as it did in magazine article. I wanted to put it back to be like it should have left the factory but with the v8. But too many triumph projects and not enough time.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:13 am 
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Hi All,
It’s sitting in my garage waiting to be restored, it needs a new folding sunroof( if anyone’s got one just let me know) and everything checking over, the engine injection/ecu fixing and a bit of welding, but hopefully soon it can be back on the road. It’s supposed to have a Ford lsd axle on it and the arches have been changed and doesn’t look as it did in magazine article. I wanted to put it back to be like it should have left the factory but with the v8. But too many triumph projects and not enough time.
Well done that man.
Doesn’t post much but bags a rare V8 2 Door.
Project thread we need.

What size is the SunRoof.
Got a Hollandia 300? Here I was going to use on the Scimitar.

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1980 Dolomite Sprint with a touch of BLTS
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Rebuilding the Sprint time taken so far, 111Hrs@15/12/2020

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Project 13B Sprint now on hold.
Covid-19 restrictions.


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