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1954 SWALLOW DORETTI - $Auction

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To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' Amelia Island event, 22 May 2021. The 208th of 276 Swallow Doretti sports cars produced from 1954 to 1955Black over Dark RedRight-hand drive; delivered new to Glasgow, Scotland2.0-liter inline-four cylinder engine; four-speed manual transmissionEminently presentable, award-winning exampleBenefits from older frame-off restoration The Swallow Doretti was produced by The Swallow Coachbuilding Company from 1954 to 1955. Penned by Frank Rainbow, it drew inspiration from the handsome Italian designs of the day, namely the Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta. Its Italian-sounding name was thought to assist in the marketing of these new sports cars in the United States, though the running gear was based largely on the Triumph TR2. In the Dorettis short production run, just 276 examples were built.According to the Doretti Owners Registry, this 1954 example was delivered to its first owner in Torrance, a village outside Glasgow, Scotland. Later exported to Eastern Canada, it changed hands every few years on a westward journey; circa 1999, it was purchased from a collector in Vancouver. It was subsequently subject to a frame-off, nut-and-bolt restoration by marque specialist Lynn Martin of Forever Healeys in Post Falls, Idaho. Acquired hence by the consignor in late 2008, this Doretti is one of the most attractive, as-manufactured, and regularly exhibited examples of the model.Chassis 1208 was first shown by the consignor at the 2009 Amelia Island Concours dElegance. Additional exhibition highlights include a 1st Prize in the Rare English Marques class at the 2013 Hilton Head Island Concours dElegance and a Sports and GT Cars 1951-1954 class award at Amelia Island in 2019, as well as several other best-in-class awards.Powered by its correct TR2 inline-four-cylinder engine featuring twin side-draft SU carburetors and paired with a four-speed manual transmission, this Doretti is replete with desirable and correct components which distinguish it from its Triumph cousinnamely the aluminum bodywork, tubular chassis, unique bumper bolts, Doretti hub caps, rear pebble deflectors, and polished steel cabin sills. Chassis 1208 is accompanied by a history file, tool kit, concours awards, period literature and automobilia, and a photo album documenting the 1999 restoration.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/am21.

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  • Transmission 69197354786223e29b85070a0695cc247a4c2b215c743673c2d02e864b4cd687 MANUAL
  • Steering ca68a9643bbb915d30839040f432af59e679db8cf98e23a4378cbef2ed805059 RHD
  • RefCode: AETV97291422

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