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1955 Swallow Doretti


car description

1954 Swallow Doretti s/n 1055, Engine no. CT1092E Primrose with Two-Tone Beige Leather The Swallow Doretti was designed and produced by the Swallow Side Car Company, founded by William Walmsley and William Lions in 1922. In 1933 the automobile portion of the company became S.S. Cars Limited, which later became Jaguar. The first Doretti Swallow was designed in 1953 and manufactured in 1954 by Swallow Coachbuilding Company at the Walsall Airport in England. Swallow Coachbuilding Co. was purchased by Tube Investments (a supplier of automotive components). Swallow Engineer Frank Rainbow designed the Doretti’s aluminum body with input from American sales distributor Dorothy Dean and Arthur Anderson. Dean and Anderson owned Cal Sales Inc, where the Dorettis were first distributed in California. Dorothy Dean was responsible for creating the Italian sounding name (Doretti), which was thought to assist in the marketing of these sporting new convertibles. Based around tubular Reynolds 531 Cromolly ladder chassis, clothed in an attractive and lightweight alloy body, and employing Triumph TR2 driveline, the Swallow Doretti strikes an outstanding blend of rarity and user-friendly, with comparat


left-hand-drive 1955 swallow doretti white alloy-wheels leather lightweight restored

key Facts

  • Ad ID
  • Ad type
    For sale
  • Category
    Swallow > Doretti
  • Year
  • Mileage
    69276 mi



1145 Park Avenue
Emeryville, 94608, California
United States

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