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Found 17 results

  1. "That Time Jaguar Founder Sir William Lyons Pressured a Company Out of the Car Business" https://jalopnik.com/that-time-jaguar-founder-sir-william-lyons-pressured-a-1834994819
  2. Looks like Swallow Doretti Chassis 1292 sold yesterday at Bonhams auction in California for 131k. Supposedly the last one made, and a nice example for sure. https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24811/lot/100/?category=results&length=90&page=1 Cheers Dan P.S. This one goes up on the block on the 31st: https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/AF18/Auburn-Fall/lots/r0383-1955-swallow-doretti/700905
  3. As part of the restoration of my Doretti I am changing from drums to discs on the front. Aside from that I will be retaining the standard early car suspension and running gear although I have got some Alloy hubs and will be using (slightly) uprated springs and adjustable shocks. Road use only intended. I believe that I could use either the Tr3 dscs and callipers or the Tr6 versions but that the latter option is preferable as the calipers are cheaper and more readily available. (I have both types of caliper mounting plates available so that's not a consideration). I just wondered whether there are any other issues to take in to consideration in making the decision between the two disc/caliper options? Any advice on this point will be welcome.
  4. Does anyone recognise this Doretti with an unusual side exhaust? Ken Yankey
  5. https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/23599/lot/312/?category=grid&length=560&page=1
  6. http://bringatrailer.com/2016/11/04/one-of-276-produced-1954-swallow-doretti/ http://www.ebay.com/itm/371766790934?rmvSB=true
  7. Well, I know it is a long shot, but if anyone knows of where I can get an original Doretti Instruction Book, please let me know! Cheers Dan
  8. http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Other-Makes-Doretti-/231781287205?hash=item35f73dc525:g:iB4AAOSwp5JWa4XE
  9. Chassis No.1124 will be up for auction on Sunday, November 22nd in Montreux, Switzerland. I do not have any other information at this time. Ken
  10. Doretti owners, A new batch of Doretti windscreen rubbers have now been produced. If you did not pre-order, place your order now as only around 30 sets will be available. Cost is £45 + £5 p&p UK. For further information contact Alan Gibb as soon as possible. Tel: 01224-782-789 Ken ​ ​
  11. http://bringatrailer.com/2015/08/17/1955-swallow-doretti/http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331620218663?clk_rvr_id=885934087287&rmvSB=true
  12. Following is an email I received from Max Derrez. I've purchased a couple of his Italia models, including one custom painted to match my car. ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Hello Triumph enthusiast, In this mail the announcement of my newest model: the Swallow Doretti in scale 1/43 For more information see the attachments or http://www.derrezmodels.nl/home.php Kind regards, Max Derrez Derrez Models
  13. For sale again (or maybe still). Think it was over $200k last time. http://bringatrailer.com/2015/05/16/pb-races-and-concours-impressive-1954-swallow-doretti/
  14. http://bringatrailer.com/2015/01/12/carrera-veteran-1954-swallow-doretti/ http://www.gullwingsearch.com/1954swallow.cfm
  15. Hello All, I need a bit of technical assistance which I'm hoping someone can help me with. I've recently replaced the front wheel cylinders on a Swallow Doretti and I've bled the system. I'm 100% sure that there is no air in the brake lines but I can't get a firm brake pedal. If I pump the brakes, the pedal firms up but if I release the pedal pressure and put my foot on it again, the pedal will go to the floor. I think the problem is due to the fact that I have had to adjust the front brakes all the way out, and the rears were pretty much the same. The brake linings have plenty of meat left on them, but the drums (which look quite aged) don't have a lip around the outside (which I would expect), that makes me think they've been skimmed fairly recently. I can't see any leaks around the master cylinder (single Girling type) but I can't say for sure whether I have a master cylinder problem or if I should replace the drums and fix the adjustment first. Any thoughts? Does anyone have the wear limit for the drums so I can measure them? Thanks in advance.
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