Dolomite Models – 1936 to 1940

Between 1936 and 1940 Triumph made a large range of Dolomite saloons, sporting saloons, drophead coupes and roadster coupes. All these Dolomites were powered by Triumph’s own 4 or 6 cylinder overhead valve engines. Dolomites were easily identified, from Triumphs other models, by their flamboyant ‘waterfall’ radiator grilles which were subtly modified during their 4 year production run.

A 1938/40 Dolomite 14/65 Roadster Coupe

Dolomite 14/60 – 1936 to 1940, 13.95 h.p. 1,767cc 4-cylinder, twin S.U. carburettor, overhead valve engine with 4-speed synchromesh gearbox.

The 14/60 Dolomite Saloons are all very similar and not easy to tell apart. 1936 Saloons and early 1937 Dolomite Saloon de Luxes are to the only models to have louvered bonnet sides, as these were replaced on later models with 3 chromed chevrons on each bonnet side. The models offered were:

1936 to 1940 Dolomite 14/60 Models
Dolomite 14/60 Model Price No. Recorded No. Survive No. with original style bodywork
1936 Saloon
£338
21
1
1
1937 Saloon de Luxe
£348
48
6
4
1937/8 Saloon de Luxe
£348
198
15
8
1938/9 Saloon
£348
94
11
7
1938/9 Royal Saloon
£375
57
4
4
1938/9 D/H Coupe
£395
18
3
3
1938/40 14/65 Roadster
£348
33
13
12

A 1937/8 Dolomite 1.5-Litre Saloon

Dolomite 1.5-Litre – 1937 to 1940, 11.81 h.p. 1,496cc 4-cylinder, single S.U. carburettor, overhead valve engine with 4-speed synchromesh gearbox.

The Dolomite 1.5-Litre range of saloons were very misleading as it was only the first model, produced from July 1937 to July 1938, that had a 1.5-litre engine. The following 1.5 Litre Special Saloon and 1.5 Litre Sports Saloon were fitted with the 1,767 cc engine. These 3 models are very similar and are not easy to tell apart. They can be identified from the larger 14/60 Dolomite Saloons, as the doors are hinged on the ‘B’ post (the 14/60 and 2-Litre Saloons’ doors are all rear hinged). Apart from the engine capacity there is no other difference between the 1.5-Litre and 14/60 Roadster Coupes. We estimate that over 1,600 Dolomite 1.5-Litres were produced and the models offered were:

1937 to 1940 Dolomite 1.5 Litre
Dolomite 1.5L Model Price No. Recorded No. Survive No. with original style bodywork
1937/8 Saloon
£318
40
6
1
1937/8 Sepcial Sal
£328
52
5
4
1937/8 Sports Saloon
£298
61
4
3
1938 Roadster
£348
6
2
2

A 1936/7 Dolomite 2 Litre Saloon

Dolomite 2-Litre – 1936 to 1940, 15.72 h.p. 1,991cc 6-cylinder, twin & triple S.U. carburettor, overhead valve engine with 4-speed synchromesh gearbox.

The 2-Litre Dolomite Saloons are all very similar and are not easy to tell apart. 1936/7 Saloons are to the only models to have a wing mounted spare wheel and louvered bonnet sides, as these were replaced on later models with 3 chromed chevrons on each bonnet side. For the Royal Saloons, Drophead Coupes and Roadster Coupes triple S.U. carburettors were fitted. The models offered were:

1936 to 1940 6-cylinder Dolomites
Dolomite 2-Litre Model Price No. Recorded No. Survive No. with original style bodywork
1936/7 Saloon
£368
38
5
4
1937/8 Saloon de Luxe
£388
54
13
10
1938/9 Royal Saloon
£425
26
2
2
1938/9 D/H Coupe
£445
4
0
0
1938/40 Roadster
£450
21
8
8
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