- Aug 6, 2008
- Glasgow, Scotland
- '77 Triumph Dolomite 1300 + '83 Triumph Acclaim
An eerie premonition...The Spie said:and Cap, who's constantly playing Hamlet with 70s BL shit and will one day give in and end up being stranded on the side of the road by a steaming pile of Dolomite.
So, it's a 1977 Triumph Dolomite 1300... (Hear that? That's the sound of money being invested incredibly poorly.)
Last week I noticed two cars for sale within 20 miles of my the Dolly 1300 and a Triumph 1500TC, the TC sold before I got a chance to see it but I went to view the Dolly. Went for a spin, fell in love, haggled the price down a bit and bought it.
Insurance is still ridiculous, ?880 for a garaged 2nd car doing 4000 miles a year, but meh, as good as I planned for. Drives well, much more fun than the Yaris... Also louder, slower, guzzles fuel and the gearbox is like marbles in a sea of jelly. Oh, and I can't understand how the boot lock works, mostly it doesn't.
The side mirror shakes all over the place at speed (50mph+), 60mph is a deafening racket, the heated rear screen is a nice gesture but doesn't really work and the wipers are beyond the point of feeble.
The history suggests is was a BL company car, registered in Coventry, which was then sold to the employee. He kept it until 2000 or so, when it was SORN'd for a year and then sold.
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