"Triumph Dolomite Sprint Innovative engineering (arguably the world’s first multi- valve production engine) and clever marketing (it foresaw the sports-saloon boom) let down by really crappy manufacturing: the original ‘135’ name had to be dropped as they couldn’t build "
BMW 700: Poodle Friendly Motoring
Michelotti was a populist alright. The BMW 700 LS had all the everyman appeal of its Netherlandish cousin the DAF Variomatic, and resembled the Italian designer’s Triumph project the Herald.
First produced in 1959, the BMW 700 LS was one of the industrial successes that dragged Germany out of post war gloom to become the economic powerhouse of Europe.
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