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Was Swallow Doretti Coupe built by Ghia?


Ghia bodied Swallow Doretti

We received a message from Christian Wehde lately. He wrote: "Excuse my request (don't worry about that mate), but I am searching for ages if this 'Ghia' Swallow Doretti (this one) really is a Ghia bodied car. And if there are any informations about its current whereabouts? Thanks in advance!" Well, well, we don't know ourselves, but we would not be surprised if any of our readers did. It's not to be confused with this one, drawn by the great Peter Kirwan-Taylor.

All we know on this car is (and we are quoting from the Doretti Owner's Club now: "RLT 59 registered 20th July 1955 by first owner John Reginald. Richard Larter acquired the car in May 2004 from Stan Thomas, a long-term owner. The vehicle was advertised for sale in Motor Sport (Vol. 37, No.3, May 1961) as being a 'Swallow Doretti with Ghia-designed fixed head coupé coachwork.' At this time the car was fitted with disc brakes and a TR3 engine." So... Come in, readers!

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#2 Jeroen Booij 2017-04-19 08:19
Quoting richard larter:
Restoration is progressing but no concrete evidence it was made by Ghia but it is very well made so it would not be surprising.


Thanks for the update Richard. Feel free to drop us a line about the restoration.
 
 
#1 2017-04-18 22:52
Restoration is progressing but no concrete evidence it was made by Ghia but it is very well made so it would not be surprising.
 

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