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Posted by: Martins Stag, January 12, 2018, 3:51pm
Just having a look through Triumph World and it crossed my mind that there was never a Dolomite or 1500 estate. Was there a reason for this?

Martin
Posted by: That Man, January 12, 2018, 5:31pm; Reply: 1
Hi Martin,

A prototype 1300fwd estate is the closest Triumph came
Posted by: DaveKent, January 12, 2018, 9:25pm; Reply: 2
I would buy one of those tomorrow if I had the chance! It just looks right; sort of reminds me of the fabulous E30 Touring.
Posted by: Toledo Man, January 13, 2018, 5:51pm; Reply: 3
I was told by one of my TDC friends (I'll call him Steve) that he was told that somebody had scrapped it not knowing that it was the only one made.
Posted by: Mark Hammond, January 14, 2018, 8:59pm; Reply: 4
I’ve seen it in real life, years ago.

M.
Posted by: mpbarrett, January 14, 2018, 10:02pm; Reply: 5
so is it still around (locked in a garage somewhere)?

mike
Posted by: Toledo Man, January 14, 2018, 11:07pm; Reply: 6
It was scrapped (don't know when). The story goes is that when Steve was going round scrapyards in Leeds, one of them told him that they'd scrapped a 1300 estate not knowing that it was unique! I'll try to find out more from Steve.
Posted by: 69vitesse, January 15, 2018, 7:56pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from Martins Stag
Just having a look through Triumph World and it crossed my mind that there was never a Dolomite or 1500 estate. Was there a reason for this?

Martin


Prolly the same reason they never bothered with a factory Vitesse Estate.
Posted by: Toledo Man, January 16, 2018, 6:42am; Reply: 8
If you look round the British Motor Museum (formerly known as the Heritage Centre) in Gaydon, you will find lots of examples of vehicles that never made it into production. It was all down to a lack of money and too much internal brand competition (the 1100/1300 was available in SIX different brands!).
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