Triumph Dolomite Tyres
When the boss of Longstone tyres was a young lad his parents had a Dolomite Sprint and he has happy memories of it. One being the overdrive switch on the gear stick that was very exciting to an 8 year old, a bit like James Bonds ejector seat button. But the most exciting memory was his dad driving over hump back bridges that the kids in the back seat would bump their heads on the roof of the car. This was repeated until there were tears.
Here is what Longstone Tyres recommends based on your Triumph Dolomite tyre needs:
- 155HR13 Michelin XAS FF for a Triumph Dolomite 1300, 1500 & 1850
- 175/70HR13 Avon CR6ZZ for a Triumph Dolomite Sprint
13" Rim Size
|Click to View Tread||Diameter
|Price (ex VAT)|
|155HR13 Michelin XAS FF||582||157||£136.50|
|175/70R13 Avon CR6ZZ||579||180||£160.00|
History of the Triumph Dolomite
Built between 1972-1980, the Triumph Dolomite was a small saloon car that was designed as a replacement to the Triumph Herald. A popular range, it was intended to be a contender to other performance yet also luxury cars like the BMW 2002 and Ford Cortina GXL. However the BMW 2002 still had the edge performance wise, so to counter this Triumph created the Dolomite Sprint which offered similar performance to that of a BMW 2002 Tii but at £1000 cheaper (the equivalent to £12000 cheaper today). Aside from the Dolomite Sprint there was also the Dolomite 1300, Dolomite 1500, Dolomite 1500HL & Dolomite 1850HL.