Perhaps the best model to come from British Leyland must be the Triumph Dolomite Sprint. The Sprint was a true sports saloon and offered incredible performance that is impressive even by today's standards. At the heart of the Sprint was a 16-valve version of the Dolomite 1850 engine shared with Saab. In this format the engine developed a staggering 127bhp which gave the car a top speed of 115mph. HS6 carbs were standard which are 1.75 inch. The 8's were 2 inch and a popular upgrade.
The Sprint used the four headlamp Dolomite shell reserved for the upper models in the range. Interior trim was also the same which made an odd contrast with the sporty alloy wheels which hinted at the power available. Sales for the Dolomite Sprint were strong and the model remained in production until 1980.
Buyers Guide Triumph Dolomite, Toledo and Sprint featured in Practical Classics July 2002 – available from our sister site Bookbase. Click here to view.
Buyers Guide Triumph Dolomite Sprint featured in Practical Classics October 2006 - available from our sister site Bookbase. Click Here to view.