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CAR OF THE MONTH 118: Novmber 2017
1939 Triumph Dolomite 16

1939 Triumph Dolomite

Apart from the Dolomite 8 that never entered volume production (only 3 were made in 1934), the Triumph Dolomite was introduced 80 years ago as a saloon powered by a four-cylinder engine.  It later also became available as a drophead coup√© and a roadster (with dickey seat).  This example dates from near the end of production in 1939 and has the latest engine: a 1991cc in-line 6-cylinder fed by triple SU carburettors that propelled the car to 50mph in 15s.  Being capable of almost 80mph, it found favour as a rally car because it was competitively priced at just under ¬£500 compared to rivals from SS Jaguar, Riley and MG.

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