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1954-1955 SWALLOW Doretti specifications

1954-1955 SWALLOW Doretti specifications Classic and Performance Car

The Triumph TR2 based Swallow Doretti is one of the most sought-after British specials of the 1950s because of its combination of simple, elegant style, and rugged Triumph TR2 mechanicals. The bodyshell was handbuilt sheet steel skin with aluminium panels attached, mated to a tubular frame chassis. The car was as good to drive as the TR2 it was based on, and the leather-trimmed interior was well-made – but its advantages over the Triumph weren’t sufficient enough to warrant the hefty premium.

Production

  • Production:
    250
  • Price at launch:
    £1,102
  • Price (excellent)
    £17,500
  • Price (good):
    £14,000
  • Price (average):
    £8,000
  • Price (project):
    £4,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    12.3secs
  • Top speed:
    100.0mph
  • Power:
    90.0bhp
  • Torque:
    117.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    28.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring, wishbone
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual with overdrive

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3962mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2413mm
  • Width:
    1549mm
  • Height:
    1295mm
  • Weight:
    864kgs
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