Used 1954 Swallow Doretti for sale in Fort Lauderdale, FL

1954 Swallow Doretti for sale in Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Vehicle Description

To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys' Fort Lauderdale event, 29 - 30 March 2019. Estimate: $140,000 - $180,000 1,991-cc inline four-cylinder engine Four-speed manual gearbox with optional factory overdrive Stored for 48 years prior to concours-quality restoration Accompanied by history file including original purchase documents One of only 276 built from 1954-1955 The Swallow Doretti was produced by the Swallow Side Car Company between 1954 and 1955. It was designed by Frank Rainbow who drew inspiration from the handsome Italian designs of the day. The underpinnings of the car were based largely on the Triumph TR2. The Italian sounding name was thought to assist in the marketing of these new sports car in the United States. In the Doretti's short production run, only 276 cars were built. It's estimated that only 140 remain worldwide, making them one of the rarest British roadsters. This example has been masterfully restored to concours quality standards. The Italian red paintwork complements the tan interior and soft-top perfectly, both of which present in faultless condition. This example was stored for 48 years prior to its total restoration and as a result the bodywork is perfect. It's powered by a 1,991-cc inline four-cylinder engine. The engine is paired to a four-speed manual gearbox, featuring the optional factory overdrive. Accompanying this Doretti is a history file including original purchase documents, import documents, registration certificates, and historical information on the vehicle including photographs. The Doretti is an incredibly rare marque and this is an excellent opportunity to own a unique piece of British motoring history.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/fl19.

Vehicle Details

Price:
Auction Vehicle
Location:
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Year:
1954
Make:
Swallow
Model:
Doretti
Exterior Color:
Red
Odometer:
0
Stock Number:
753389
VIN:
1014

Seller

RM Sotheby's
Fort Lauderdale, FL 90405
519-352-4575

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