1300/Dolomite

The cars : Triumph 1300/Toledo/Dolomite

The cars : Triumph 1300/Toledo/Dolomite

Small but perfectly formed THE Dolomite development story is one of the most interesting and unusual ones that you will come across on this website – benefitting from several twists and turns along the way. Although development started normally enough, things moved in the most interesting way once the car was long into its production […]

People : Harry Webster on the Triumph 1300

People : Harry Webster on the Triumph 1300

Autocar 18 February 1966 Triumph 1300 Harry Webster Talks To Ronald Barker About Its Background And Evolution Ronald Barker – My first question, Mr Webster, is when did you initiate the 1300 project? Harry Webster – About three years ago, I suppose – anyhow, some time after the Leyland takeover. Ronald Barker – So this […]

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The Converters : Panther Rio

The Converters : Panther Rio

Bob Jankel of Panther had the great idea of building a luxury car based on the Triumph Dolomite… Panther Westwinds had been set-up by fashion designer Bob Jankel to produce expensive and bespoke cars for the customer that wanted something entirely different. His previous products included the (Jaguar-esque) J72 and (Ferrari-esque) FF, which were both […]

Triumph 1300 : Autocars Israel

Triumph 1300 : Autocars Israel

The Triumph 1300 was built in Israel by Autocars in a small-scale CKD operation. No doubt, the sophisticated little Triumph was seen as an effective upward expansion of the range… The Michelotti-deisgned, front-wheel-drive Triumph 1300/1500 was assembled in Israel by Autocars between 1967 and 1973, from original British parts. At that time, the Israeli market […]

Triumph 1300>Dolomite timeline

The bloodline of Triumph’s popular small saloon, the Dolomite, can be traced back to the front-wheel-drive Triumph 1300 of the mid-Sixties. This timeline charts the key points in the development of the range, right up to the point where it gave way to the Honda Ballade-based Triumph Acclaim. Year Event Picture 1965 Michelotti-styled Triumph 1300 […]

Concepts and prototypes : Triumph 1300

The 1300 was a vitally important car for Triumph. It is clear from the number of attempts to get the styling right that the company wasn’t taking any chances – and Michelotti obliged by producing a fantastic looking product. Michelotti styling sketches Nearing completion Thanks to Ian Nicholls and Graham Arnold for the pictures

In production : Triumph

The 1960s were an exciting time for Triumph, which saw great expansion at the Canley factory. Below are some photographs taken at the 180,000 cars-per-year facility, as well as some at the sister plant in Speke. Triumph TR6 Toledo These early two-door Toledos were built at the Speke factory. Dolomite 2000/2500 Stag Pictures kindly supplied […]

Marques : Triumph Story, part two

Marques : Triumph Story, part two

Triumph: the winner that never was THE Triumph car company, like Rover, was a genuine British success story of the 1960s. From the low-point of being declared bankrupt in 1939 – and being picked up by Standard in 1945, the Triumph name had forged ahead. So much so, that from 1959 onwards all new Standards […]

Tested : Austin 1300 vs Triumph 1300

There’s a lot of talk about premium small cars these days – here are two that were playing the game 35 years ago… First published in Classic Car Weekly in November 2005, RICHARD GUNN pitted the Austin 1300GT against its upmarket in-house rival, the Triumph 1300TC… Brotherly rivals Introduction Ah, ‘GT’ and ‘TC’, two magical […]

Why we love the… Dolomite Sprint

Michael Wynn-Williams on the Dolomite Sprint… In seventeenth century Paris there was a certain courtesan whose beguiling power was the ruination of many a young man. Her favourite pastime was to seduce youthful aristocrats, suck them dry of their fortunes and then discard them like broken toys. I sympathise with those young men, for I […]

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9th (3.5%): Triumph Dolomite

The Dolomite was a clever little car which seems to have found its place in the affections of Britain’s motoring enthusiasts. Significantly, over 80 per cent of those that voted for the Dolomite, specifically chose the 127bhp Sprint model… Introduced in 1971, the Dolomite was merely a clever evolution of the 1965 Triumph 1300, and […]

Archive : Triumph Dolomite

Archive : Triumph Dolomite

TRIUMPH – Today the Triumph Dolomite Sprint was announced.