Donald Healey’s 8C Triumph Dolomite
This is the story of the ‘British Alfa’, the car that should have succeeded Bentley as the all-conquering British racing force in the Thirties. The fact that it didn’t makes Jonathan Wood’s elegant 295-page hardback all the more intriguing.
In many ways it’s a tale of sheer bad luck, with later chapters detailing the destiny of each 8C Dolomite built and the restoration of the survivors.
Unfortunately photo reproduction is patchy for such an expensive book, but at least this self-published work brings a glorious yet long-overlooked car to life.