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New to the forum, and as yet, do not currently own a classic Triumph :(

I have been wanting another 'classic' for a while but we are in the process of selling our house, and holding off on any decision until we have got somewhere with a garage!

I have owned a number of Triumphs in the past 10-12 years, starting with a 1980 Dolomite Sprint, then a 1980 TR7, onto a 1983 Acclaim (daily runner) and later an Dolomite 1850 which was a second car. Since then there have been a move to more moden cars (Rover 111i, Toyota Celica ST182, Celica VVTLI and now a BMW E90 330i as the daily) as I only had space for one car and needed something more 'reliable'.

I've been thinking of revisiting a triumph, and had 3 on the shortlist. Starting with a GT6 but now they are well out of my price range, then I was looking at a 2500S Saloon but it feels a bit too close to the 330i in terms of use, and also quite large. This leaves me with the 2-Litre Vitesse, still somewhat affordable (~£4k), small to fit in a standard UK garage and still has that lovely Staight-Six engine.

I did 'part' own a 13/60 with my then girlfriend, and although that example was not great I did appreciate the access and spares availablity.

One big improvement I made on the 1850 was adding electronic ingnition, via a 123ignition which was a superb upgrade.

So anyway, thats it really, and as I don't have a car right now, here are some photos of the past ones!

The Sprint


On the road.. by Robert Seymour, on Flickr

The 1850


1979 Triumph Dolomite 1850HL by Robert Seymour, on Flickr

The TR7


Triumph TR7 1980 by Robert Seymour, on Flickr

Cheers, Rob

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