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A Triumph Dolomite restored

Back in May 2018 we visited the collection of John and Mandy Mould to see their Triumph Roadster, Jaguar XK120 and recently acquired Triumph Dolomite.  There were two cats in that article (which you can still see further down in this News section): the Jaguar and the Mould’s cat (not real but very realistic).  John was about to start a comprehensive restoration on the Dolomite, from which it has now emerged.  He kindly allowed us to take some pictures (distanced, of course) of the restored car, that has just won first prize at a Capesthorne Hall concours, and here it is.

This rare car is a 1939 Triumph Dolomite 14/60 Foursome Drophead Coupé with original Tickford body by Salmons & Sons, and one of only three survivors (amazingly all three have their original bodies) out of an original production of 16.  Between 1936 and 1940 Triumph made a large range of Dolomite saloons, sporting saloons, drophead coupés and roadster coupés powered by Triumph’s own 4- or 6-cylinder overhead valve engines – all with the distinctive ‘waterfall’ grilles.  This one has the 1,767cc 4-cylinder engine.

Our headline picture shows the general view of the car.  John has changed the colour scheme from cream coachwork and blue interior to blue metallic and cream interior.  The door cards were in John’s view disappointing, so you will see that he has had them changed to a more appropriate Art Deco sunburst pattern.  We hope you enjoy these images.

The superb dashboard with restored instruments and woodwork 

 

The door cards are now in a sunburst style that follows the cappings and window winders

 

the restored engine compartment

 

The signature Dolomite waterfall grille.  The Triumph Roadster can be seen alongside, discreetly ceding top billing to the Dolomite

 

The famous cat from our previous post (no it’s not real, so it doesn’t moult on the new leather) has found its favourite home


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