In 1965 Triumph brought out their one and only front-wheel drive car, the 1300, and though it was styled by Italian House Michelotti it looked rather dumpy, but inside was at least luxurious for the money and so sold well. The car was re-styled for 1970 and given rear-wheel drive, and it came in both Toledo and 1500 guises, the 1500 being slightly longer in the tail and featuring double headlamps. The 1973 Dolomite was simply an upgraded 1500 and came with had the new generation 113ci (1.8-liter) four cylinder, which for the Sprint only was given a 16-valve head working with one camshaft. The TR6's gearbox was needed to cope with the extra power made. The Dolomite had firmer suspension which made it into a good quality sports saloon, and it won the 1974 British Saloon Car Championship with Andy Rouse behind the wheel. Production ended in 1980, with just short of 23,000 made.
Triumph Dolomite Sprint Specifications
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