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    Re: Mostly TRiumph!!

    Well now, there's a TR3 in which the radiator can be easily removed.

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    I think it's quite an interesting and rare car. It is not a fiberglass kitty, not that here is anything wrong with that concept, but a real limited production car with tube frame and steel and aluminum body with TR2 running gear. In the day, most likely a real improvement over the TR2. It would be hard to find a more interesting car or the money.
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    Agree completely -The Doretti is #2 on my dream list right behind the Italia.
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    Have long been a fan of these beautiful cars. Oh what might have been...



    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...t?usp=drivesdk

    Hopefully link works. Two articles. First has been OCR'd out below magazine scan.
    Last edited by Mstanleyfl; 08-12-2017 at 02:15 PM. Reason: correct link

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    I have had a Doretti now for about a year and a half, and it is much more satisfying to work on the brakes, steering, engine, etc as it is all based on the TR2, which is the model I have owned and worked on since the 70s. The lines are really nice and it has a quirky blend of italian styling in the grill, american style overall (it was basically designed for the California market), and a british 4 banger heart with a healey looking rear end!

    Dan

    Here is one for sale that is in better shape! https://sherwoodrestorations.co.uk/v...glia-eligable/
    Last edited by 2long; 08-12-2017 at 07:04 PM.

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    Dan, you've had your 2 since the 70's!

    I would guess that rallying was huge in the '50's, as all these cars move the instruments over for the passenger to be able to read them better?
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    Re: Mostly TRiumph!!

    Perhaps this should be a new topic but the Doretti inspired some googling:
    Here are some other interesting Triumph cars (Doretti not included):
    http://www.ovtc.net/triumph-derivatives.html
    And how about a TR3 "Dove":
    TR3 Dove.jpg
    There is a discussion of the car above on the TR register.
    http://www.tr-register.co.uk/forums/index.php?/topic/28308-breadvan-tr2-or-3/


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    1959 TR3A TS58023 (in case I never finish the one above)
    1969 Triumph Herald 13/60 (a whim)
    1973 Buick Apollo (was Dad's car)
    1992 BMW325IC (fun to drive)

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    Re: Mostly TRiumph!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mstanleyfl View Post
    Nope. Look at the TR Register link in my post above or here again.
    http://www.tr-register.co.uk/forums/index.php?/topic/28308-breadvan-tr2-or-3/


    Tom
    1960 TR3A TS73117 (under restoration year 6, owned since 1964)
    1959 TR3A TS58023 (in case I never finish the one above)
    1969 Triumph Herald 13/60 (a whim)
    1973 Buick Apollo (was Dad's car)
    1992 BMW325IC (fun to drive)

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