1979 Triumph Dolomite 1500 SE. Leyland Black with Grey Velour Upholstery. Supplied new by our local Triumph dealer Douglas Garage on 23rd May 1979 to Mrs Phillips in Northampton at a total cost of Â£4155.89 pence. It has been with its most recent keeper since 2006. When purchased by the last owner restoration soon began, the car had only covered around 54,000 miles but required major work. it started and drove and had the usual Dolomite rust and rot, the owner worked tirelessly at replacing the front outer and inner panels with new old stock Unipart and Heritage panels. It has had two new old stock front wings and outer front panel. The inner panel was a new Heritage part along with full outer sills. It has had new twin headlamp panels replacing the single style square headlights. The rear wheel arches have had panels let in, closing repair plates have been made and welded in at both the front and rear inner wheel arch areas. New Unipart drivers door fitted and three other doors replaced with excellent used doors. New front discs and pads were fitted along with rear wheel cylinders and shoes and all brake pipes renewed. Suspension has been stripped, re-bushed, re-painted and ball joints re-placed. Rear axle was removed and re-painted, reconditioned overdrive gearbox fitted, fuel tank replaced and new copper fuel line fitted. It has had a four halogen headlamp conversion, HL type honeycomb grilles fitted. Stainless B post trims, stainless sill step trims. New front windscreen seal fitted and adjustable height steering column fitted.
The car was prepped for painting at NERC bodyshop then sent to Clarkes Coachbuilders where the owner had worked since leaving school, it was then given a further prep before being given fresh coats of two pack black paint and baked. We also have a CD in the history file containing many photographs of the body restoration. The car is now as you would expect a very lovely example. The car starts on the button and drives without fault, it is MOT’d until November 2018 with no advisories. This Dolomite would make a ideal addition to any collection and would grace any showground. Remarkable in condition this is a car that we are very proud to offer. Absolutely any inspection is welcome and viewing is highly recommended. All major debit and credit cards accepted. Please call for any further information. Delivery can be arranged.