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    SS Party!

    SS Cars is the progenitor of the respected and esteemed Jaguar. 'SS' of course stood for 'Swallow Sidecars', later for Swallow Special. But through Sir William Lyons himself, 'SS' already stands for 'Standard Swallow' in the pre-war 'Jaguars'. Standard was the supplier of the engine blocks. And that that brand name after the Second World War did not seem to be the pinnacle of tight marketing? So something was found there. SS Cars became 'Jaguar'. Sir Lyons had traditionally chosen that name from 500 animal names. And it turned out not to be a bad choice. Read more

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    Swallow Doretti

    Swallow Doretti Despite an impressive CV, there will still be many classic enthusiasts who have never heard of the British sports car brand Swallow Doretti… This is an open two-seater consisting of a Reynolds 531 manganese-molybdenum, medium-carbon tubular chassis to which the mechanics of the Triumph TR2 was screwed. The body consists of a Read more

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    Swallow Doretti

    The editorial staff of Auto Motor Klassiek are on the road a lot and therefore encounter everything. The same goes for the Swallow Doretti pictured here. A product from Swallow Coachbuilding, founded by William Lyons, the man who 'made' Jaguar. Under the leadership of a new management, approximately 250 open sports cars were built in the 1950s, existing ones Read more