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Another  Doretti Reborn - RRH 389   































Photos: Phil Homer


Here are some shots of Maurice Ford's Swallow Doretti. I make no apologies for the inclusion of another Doretti in these pages as it is essentially a Vanguard "kit car". Maurice has restored this car himself and it is pictured here on its very first outing - to the TR International Weekend at the 3 Counties Showground at Malvern. Maurice could not have chosen a worse day for his car's debut since it threw it down with rain incessantly all day! You can no doubt see the rain in the photographs!


The car is a tubular framed special with suspension, steering and engine from the Standard- Triumph parts bin. Maurice has finished this one in the closest colour he could find to the original, which is a Jaguar Regency Red. I hope you agree with me that this is is a very suitable colour for the car.


I don't have pictures of the restoration, but if Maurice would like to send me some, I will add them. As this is the second Doretti he has restored he must be getting the hang of it, so if you need help with yours, it may be worth contacting him. Contact the webmaster in the first instance.