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1954' Swallow Doretti

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Body: Sports Car
Exterior color: Red

1954 Swallow Doretti Roadster. Chassis number 1100. One of only 176 in the world. A Red Sports Roadster with a 4 Speed Manual and a “A type Laycock De- Normanville” overdrive unit powered by a 4-cylinder 2.0 litre engine borrowed from Triumph. This is a rare, outstandingly well-made and beautiful car. Produced by the Swallow Sidecar Company, the Swallow Doretti was introduced in the Autumn of 1954 to international critical acclaim. Built to an extremely high standard the Doretti design concept was intended to appeal to an up-market buyer with an eye watering price tag of £1,102.00 compared with the TR2 at £910.00. Based around a tubular Reynolds 531 Chromalloy ladder chassis, the Doretti design featured a handsome Italian-influenced aluminium body with a large Ferrari-style front grill, sweeping front fenders and gently bobbed, distinctly British rear end. With race-bred engineering in its veins the Doretti is one of the best handling English cars ever made. With just 276 cars produced, and 12 never actually completing production, finding a beautifully restored Doretti is very rare as owners are reluctant to part with them. Production was shut down in 1955. An amazing car that was subject to a nut and bolt restoration by marque specialists some years ago and the car has been in a private collection since. An original U.K right hand drive car that would be a worthy addition to any collector. No expense has been spared on this Doretti and it looks and performs beautifully. With chrome wire wheels and a twin silencer with a lovely exhaust note this car is a real head turner. A fresh mot will be applied upon sale. Absolutely any inspection is welcome. All major debit and credit cards accepted. Part exchange possible. Finance arranged. Free U.K mainland delivery. Storage and shipping facilities. Please contact us for any further information.

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  • United Kingdom
  • 17 November 2020