Don­ald Healey’s 8C Tri­umph Dolomite

Classic Cars (UK) - - Books & Models - By Jonathan Wood, £75, don­ald healeys8c­dolomite­book.co.uk

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.

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