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1937 Triumph Dolomite Short Chassis Saloon

Sale price: £34,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 06.01.2015

Car location: Weybridge, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: Triumph
Model: Dolomite Short Chassis Saloon
Year: 1937
Type: Standard Car
Mileage: 5,363
Transmission: Manual
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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1937 Triumph Dolomite Short Chassis Saloon for sale

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  • 1937 Triumph Dolomite Short Chassis Saloon

For sale by auction on Saturday 29 November 2014 with Historics at Brooklands. Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit. Weybridge. Surrey. Call 01753 639170
Every once in a while. a motor car turns up that is very
special. We are delighted to offer this wonderful Triumph Dolomite
that was originally purchased by Mr Fred Richardson from 'Glovers
of Ripon and Harrogate' on December 16th 1937. In 1955 Mr
Richardson. now 70 years old. parked the car in his garage for the
last time until it was discovered 25 years later by a Mr Keith
Snowdon. It was a further two years before the car was finally
rescued from the garage whereby. sadly. the roof had collapsed on
it but although the Dolomite was in very poor condition it had only
28. 00 miles recorded on the clock.

In 1998. now in the ownership of a Mr Alan Davis. a restoration
was embarked upon that would eventually take several years to
complete. The major works were undertaken by Rob Green of Gloria
Coachworks who is probably the world's authority on the restoration
of pre-war Triumph motor cars. The hand crafted alloy over ash
coachwork was removed from the chassis and the chassis itself
completely restored to as new condition. In fact. the detail
includes the fully operational chassis lubrication system. The
frame was replaced with new ash and the alloy body panels carefully
crafted onto the frame. The interior was found to be in a very poor
state so an extensive re-trim to the original specifications was
carried out with attention to detail that includes the exquisite
art deco door cards and leather detailing surrounding the rear
window and roof area. Mechanically the gearbox was rebuilt; the 1. 5
litre original engine replaced with a rebuilt 1767 cc pre-war
Triumph unit fitted with twin SU carburettors. The differential was
replaced with a higher ratio unit that gives higher cruising speeds
at lower engine revs. On the road the Triumph Dolomite drives
exceptionally well and easily keeps pace with modern traffic. All
of the internal and external lights are fully functional and the
additional indicators front and rear are in addition to the working
illuminated semaphore units. The delightful 'Mellowtone' horns. br/>that sound either loud or soft on operation of the select button
upon the steering wheel. work as designed. The coachwork is in
excellent order and presented in Willow Green and complimented by
the green leather seats and well finished woodwork. A useful
sunroof operates easily for those sunny days.

An extensive history file contains photographs of the car when
found and of the restoration. The original sales invoice and buff
log book are also present as well as period road test reports
service data and a useful period 'Triumph Cars' maintenance book by
T. P. Postlethwait. Detailed invoicing of parts purchased and works
carried out total in the region of £60. 00. confirming a no expense
spared attitude to the restoration and maintenance of this motor

This Dolomite stands out by its striking Art Deco forged alloy
grill and handsome lights and horns at the front. We strongly
advise that you take a very close look at the detail displayed
throughout CWR 860. it will delight. This magnificent pre-war
Triumph is a true example of automotive art and being VSCC
recognised; may be enjoyed at the VSCC events throughout the year.
Offered at a very reasonable estimate this surely represents a rare
opportunity. as so few remain today.

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