The outright tin-top wins achieved by a forgotten tin-top great
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The outright tin-top wins achieved by a forgotten tin-top great

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Already established as a formidable force in the British Saloon Car Championship, the Triumph Dolomite became a legend in 1977 when Tony Dron's Broadspeed machine frequently embarrassed the mighty Capris

The Ford Capri is widely regarded as one of the finest saloon cars of the 1970s. Indeed, Autosport placed it second in our greatest British Touring Car list last year. After the hitherto dominant American V8s had been banished at the end of 1975, the Capri became the car to have, taking 61 overall victories before the Rover SD1 took control from 1982.

But the popular coupe wasn’t unbeatable. As well as its drivers repeatedly and famously losing the overall crown to battlers in the smaller classes (who could score the same number of points within their own categories), the Capri found the going tough against one smaller-engined car in 1977.

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