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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:35 am 
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How much do you reckon it will make? Would a film appearance and the fact that Roman Atkinson sat in it make much difference to the value?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:36 am 
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Shame its been painted!!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:45 am 
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Shame its been painted!!
Also a shame they only did half the job. It looks nice but I wouldn't trust a paint job done for film without having a very good close look at it.

Is this car known before it was bought for the film? Someone has found a mahoosive radiator that fits. Not so convinced by the location of the oil cooler though and WTF is up with the headrests? Bent out of the way (to clear a stunt driver crash helmet maybe?) or just fitted backwards?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:56 am 
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It now looks like a bit of a wrongun with that paint job. Almost feels like the first time you wash the car the green will partly come off leaving a green and yellow striped car! Interesting cooling modifications though!? Not one for the purist then, but it will be interesting to see how much the film appeareance adds to its value.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:29 pm 
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Shame its been painted!!
Also a shame they only did half the job. It looks nice but I wouldn't trust a paint job done for film without having a very good close look at it.

Is this car known before it was bought for the film? Someone has found a mahoosive radiator that fits. Not so convinced by the location of the oil cooler though and WTF is up with the headrests? Bent out of the way (to clear a stunt driver crash helmet maybe?) or just fitted backwards?
I am sure this was for sale on e-bay not too long ago, when it was still yellow. I remember seeing the location of the oil cooler then and thinking how odd it was. Surely there can't be any others with it located on the rocker cover.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:11 am 
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Yes this was the one I viewed in Warwick and was sold to someone down south later. It was 5k when I viewed it :)

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Shame its been painted!!
Also a shame they only did half the job. It looks nice but I wouldn't trust a paint job done for film without having a very good close look at it.

Is this car known before it was bought for the film? Someone has found a mahoosive radiator that fits. Not so convinced by the location of the oil cooler though and WTF is up with the headrests? Bent out of the way (to clear a stunt driver crash helmet maybe?) or just fitted backwards?
I am sure this was for sale on e-bay not too long ago, when it was still yellow. I remember seeing the location of the oil cooler then and thinking how odd it was. Surely there can't be any others with it located on the rocker cover.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:54 am 
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But playing devils advocate here, this is now the most famous Dolomite out there. The film aspect will add a good few thousand to its value, and whoever buys it may well do the paint job correctly and sort a few issues out. Then stick it in a museum or do some shows etc. Maybe even earn a few quid in the near term doing promo stuff etc.
So not a car to buy if you want an original sprint. But in terms of fame, it gets no better (not sure how ling that effect will have though, but Johnny seems to be a popular character so may have endearing value) unless you have one of the original BL motorsport ones. But that only appeals to some of us anoraks who are into historic car stuff. This car will appeal to the masses...

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:57 am 
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Has anybody seen the film ?
if so, how has the Dolly Sprint been portrayed ?

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Has anybody seen the film ?
if so, how has the Dolly Sprint been portrayed ?
It's being portrayed as being unreliable
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''English retired after the last mission in 2012, and became a geography teacher. So fittingly, he had to buy himself a car, a car that doesn't shout, a car that's fun, a car that's British and not a Rolls Royce or an Aston Martin, a car like the Triumph Dolomite Sprint.
The old girl was only in a few shots, it's last appearance on our screen was that it broke down. English tried to start it after getting told off, and it wouldn't budge. Typical.''
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:10 pm 
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Also it's Johnny English, not Star Wars. Should be priced accordingly.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:15 pm 
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I have just watched the film with my daughter. She's 20! And said omg! On my god for us old folk he's sad got a car like yours! Thanks for that! Not many scenes of it but looked very cool driving through London. Did suffer from a flat battery but was in keeping with the plot. But can only be a good thing to remind people of what pretty little cars they was. Guessing they chose the green as in British racing green?? Wasn't a bad film either so all good :)


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