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1955 SWALLOW DORETTI ROADSTER
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  • SPECTACULAR 4-YEAR CONCOURS QUALITY COMPLETE NUT AND BOLT RESTORATION
  • RARE & DESIRABLE 1955 SWALLOW DORETTI ROADSTER
  • ONE OF THE LAST EXAMPLES ASSEMBLED BY THE FACTORY
  • ONE OF 276 EXAMPLES PRODUCED; ONE OF APPROXIMATELY 80 KNOWN TO EXIST TODAY
  • MULTIPLE CONCOURS APPEARANCES INCLUDING THE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE OF AMERICA AT ST. JOHNS AND THE AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE
  • HISTORIC VEHICLE ASSOCIATION (HVA) AWARD WINNER
  • ORIGINAL CALIFORNIA CAR
  • MATCHING NUMBERS ENGINE!
  • STUNNING COLOR COMBINATION
  • EXCELLENT DOCUMENTATION INCLUDING OWNER’S MANUAL, TOOL KIT, KNOCK-OFF HAMMER, RARE PERIOD BROCHURE, SIDE CURTAINS, FULL TONNEAU COVER, PERIOD CALIFORNIA LICENSE PLATE, RESTORATION PHOTOS, NEARLY $80,000 IN RECEIPTS AND MORE!
  • QUITE POSSIBLY THE BEST EXAMPLE IN EXISTENCE!
  • TREMENDOUS INVESTMENT POTENTIAL
  • A COLLECTOR’S DREAM!
  • Options Include:
  • LEATHER SEATS
  • KNOCK-OFF WIRE WHEELS
  • DORETTI STAMPED WOOD RIMMED STEERING WHEEL
  • CABIN HEATER
  • The 1955 Swallow Doretti Roadster featured here is finished in stunning Pearl White over a gorgeous blue leather interior. This particular Doretti is one of the last examples built and reputedly sat in dry storage near Riverside, California, for almost 50 years. Beginning in 2011, an extensive nut-and-bolt, Concours quality restoration was performed that took four years to complete. Since then, this Swallow Doretti has enjoyed numerous accolades including an appearance at the 2016 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and an award from the Historic Vehicle Association at the 2016 Concours d’Elegance of America at St. Johns. An incredible amount of documentation accompanies this investment-grade motorcar including its owner’s manual, tool kit, full tonneau cover, side curtains, restoration photos and nearly $80,000 in receipts! We are extremely proud to offer this outstanding 1955 Swallow Doretti Roadster the most astute collector or investor who appreciates provenance, rarity and exceptional condition. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

    HISTORY OF THE SWALLOW DORETTI
    The Swallow Doretti was a product of the Swallow Coachbuilding Company, best known for their motorcycle side cars and their association with Jaguar before WWII. After the war, William Lyons sold the company to Tube Investments who quickly saw the demand for small sports cars because they had gained a share of the market that was previously dominated by motorcycle side cars prior to the war. In 1954, the Doretti entered production. The foundation of the car was a unique steel tube chassis that held Triumph TR2 running gear under aluminum body work. While the chassis itself bore a strong resemblance to the Triumph, it's construction was stiffer and noticeably larger. Drivetrain placement was pushed further back, which resulted in even weight distribution and smooth handling. Its aluminum body work gave  the Doretti an ample power to weight ratio. Styling was penned by Frank Rainbow of Tube Investments who evoked the look of some early Ferraris with his front end treatment. The name Doretti was an Italianization of Dorothy Dean, the daughter of importer Arthur Anderson, who also happened to be the Triumph distributor for Southern California. With stunning appearance, excellent handling and 100mph performance, the Doretti was praised by automotive enthusiasts. Due to pressure from Lyons and the rest of the British Motor Industry, the Doretti ceased production in 1955 with only 276 examples produced. With only approximately 80 known to exist today, the Swallow Doretti remains highly praised in vintage sports car circles and are highly sought-after by collectors.

    Year:
    1955
    Make:
    Swallow
    Model:
    Doretti
    Color:
    Pearl White
    Mileage:
    73,542
    Stock Number:
    407031_Swallow

    Engine:
    2.0L Inline-4
    Transmission:
    4-Speed Manual
    Style:
    Roadster
    SHOWROOM PRICE
    $184,900.00
    DISCOUNT
    $15,000.00
    BUY IT NOW PRICE
    $169,900.00

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. is located in beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. Our dealership spans 4 acres, boasts 3 luxurious showrooms, a state-of-the-art service department, a world-class restoration facility, and is only minutes away from Lambert International Airport. While we offer our cars for online sale and auction, we do also encourage you to visit our beautiful classic car showroom!

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
    Why buy from Daniel Schmitt & Co?

    Family owned and operated for over 50 years, we are a classic and luxury car gallery, committed to delivering some of the rarest, highest-quality classic cars, to customers worldwide. Throughout the years, our classic car dealership has built its reputation as one of the most trusted providers of classic cars to enthusiasts, collectors or investors. We offer truly unique and beautiful motorcars for sale.


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    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
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    A FAMILY TRADITION FOR OVER 50 YEARS, SELLING CLASSIC & FINE MOTORCARS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
    Whether you are looking to buy a foreign exotic car or a premium American classic car, Daniel Schmitt & Company is ready to help you find the automobile of your dreams. You will find a wide selection of vehicles in our classic car showroom, which is located in the beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. We offer pre-purchase inspections of any car upon request. Call or e-mail us today to arrange a test drive.

    Daniel Schmitt & Co.
    3455 North Lindbergh Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63074
    (314)291-7000
    info@schmitt.com

    Showroom Hours
    Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    (open until 5:00 by appointment)
    Sunday: Closed

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