1954 Swallow Doretti English Sports Car low miles since frame off restoration

Price: US $25,100.00 Item location: Western USA, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Other Makes
  • Model: Doretti
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1954
  • Mileage: 45,000
  • Color: Apple Green
  • Engine size: TR3
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Rust Red
  • Options: Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1954 Other Makes Doretti

1954 Doretti
Swallow Coach Built
frame off restoration

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1954 Doretti

In England many of the most famous sports car developed from the cottage industry. So it is with the car in this ad, nly 263 Doretti Sports cars were produced in less then three years. Considering that this is a 1954 model, ere at MissChiTown, e believe that its good looks and fabulous design are right up there with one of our all time favorite designs, he 1954 Austin Healey. It seems that right after WWII, any fabulous sports car designs were coming out of England. The Doretti certainly was one of them.

It is also interesting that the Doretti name sounds like an Italian sports car and certainly has fine lines of the best of the Italian sports cars of the time. None of it is Italian, he company used Triumph TR engines that were quite potent for the time and still have plenty of get up and go for modern traffic. 3-Speed manual transmission with an electric overdrive that is great for fast acceleration and high speed touring.

Again one of the best looking sports cars to come out of England in the 1950s. The other side of this equation is that this is an extremely rare car and as collectors build foreign sports car collections there are only a few Doretti’s left to go around.

The car that you see in this ad has been in the hands of the same owner for over two decades. The car underwent a complete frame off restoration. We also feel that the color scheme is a big hit and just seems to compliment the lines of the car perfectly. Everybody knows that the foreign collector sports car market is just on fire in terms of popularity and sky rocketing prices. Certainly a car that is as good looking as the Doretti, nd as rare as the Doretti and in such limited production of only 263 made will be a fantastic car to collect for pride of ownership as well as riding the wave of future appreciation to come. We are more then overly enthusiastic about having the honor to offer such a rare car and we know that the serious car collectors will know exactly what we are talking about.

The private seller who is offering this car has told us that it would make him extremely happy to see this car find a new home in a car museum that would care for it the way he has.

The odometer shows about 45,000 miles but the private seller believes that the car has probably only been driven about 7,000 miles since it was restored. The car did undergo a frame off restoration and the interior was reproduced to factory specs and includes the leather-covered dash.

The seller upgraded the car from a TR2 engine to a TR3 4-cylinder engine that was professional gone through and balanced. The engine also sports the very rare and hard to find “Doretti” valve covers.

The car has the original 3-speed manual transmission with electric overdrive. The car was setup like a true sports car with a large tachometer that is the same size as the speedometer so the driver can focus on true performance.

The body of the car is aluminum with steel doors.

The seller also had a windshield custom made in England. Check out the photos of the windshield and the side curtains.

All chrome was redone on the car.

The seller tells us that this car is a rust free car having always lived in a dry climate.

We think you will agree that the apple green paint accented by the rust/red vinyl top shows off the design of the car perfectly. The seller tells us that this color scheme was shown on a Doretti brochure.

This may be the only time in a long, ong time to come that you will be able to acquire a Doretti. Take this car to Pebble Beach and Amelia Island and see if you don’t get more attention then the cars that are valued at 50 times as much. At every foreign sports car show you always see plenty of Jaguars, ustin Healeys, Gs but when is the last time you saw a Doretti --- never! If that doesn’t make you and your Doretti the center of attraction we don’t know what will.




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Seller requires winning bidder to contact 847-774-4857 within 24 hours of auction end to acknowledge purchase and make arrangements for pickup or shipping.

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