Mint conditions: 1954 Swallow Doretti

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The Swallow Doretti is not a known car at all, at least among “average” classic cars enthusiasts, and maybe that’s because it was produced in 263 specimens for two years only: 1954 and 1955.

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It was built by Swallow Coachbuilding Company which, before this car, used to build small, aconomy cars: this was a true exception in their production but unfortunately it didn’t last long. This car is based on a tubular steel chassis, Triumph TR2 mechanical components and an aluminium skin.

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This particular har has a striking color combination: a mint green mated to a red soft top is not usual but it’s really a head turner. The conditions of the car are exceptional as well: it is clearly a restored car wich as an upgraded engine: a TR-3 unit has been used to push this roadster which looks the love child of an Austin-Healey and a Jaguar XK 120. Find it for sale here in “Western USA” with bidding at $40,000 and reserve not met.

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