The up-market variant of the Triumph 2000 series made its debut in 1970. Features that separated it from the Mk2 2000, included black-bezelled instuments which included a tacho, 3-spoke steering wheel, heavily sculpured rear seat made for 2 persons, black vinyl trim on the C pillars and boot panel between the lights, black grille.
The entire mechanicals were carried over from the Mk1 PI, with negligible changes.
The TR7 was a very controversial shape to say the least. None of the original TR heritage was carried over to this car, it was a completly new car from the ground up. Mechanically this car was much the same as most of the Japanese offerings of the time.
Arguably the best model to come from British Leyland is the Triumph Dolomite Sprint. The Sprint was a true sports saloon and offered incredible performance that is impressive even by today's standards. A unique 16 valve SOHC head was applied to this model, which was favourably comapred with BMW2002tii and similar sporting saloons of the period.
Australian market cars were all Mimosa (yellow), but dealers like Hodgson in Sydney,specially imported a few white ones to offer something a lttle special to enthusiasts. Anumber of the cars were raced here , however they had few major sucesses.
Triumph brings you the most powerful TR ever as performance returns to the open sports car. The TR8 convertable, Triumphs newest source of power.
The heart of the TR8 is a muscular 3.5 litre V8 cast of light weight aluminum alloy, Strong silent pulsing V8 power! Dual exhausts, fuel injection and cylinders lined with high strength steel give it impressive power and strength.
The Nationals were held in Queensland this year, from September 13th to 21st.
We started off at ‘Cherrabah” a country homestead resort near Warwick on the Darling Downs with Registration and the Welcome Dinner.
Sunday the 14th was Pride of Ownership in Warwick on a lovely day. The rain held off until the evening but Greg Bird, (Nationals Organiser and entertainer) and his band, Tuxedo Junction, had to pack up and come into the lounge to play their fantastic music or risk the temporary shelter landing on them as it filled with water.
Monday the 15th was Morgan Park competition. This went well in great weather and the CAMS stewards and Clerk of Course were most complimentary about this stress free and relaxed day.
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On most cards there are several fuses which will blow and prevent an electrical fire in the event of a fault. This is not the case with the Triumph Dolomite range as they only have two fuses. All triumphs and most other English cars share the same colour coded wiring systems of which the more important of these is explained below.