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Swallow Sidecars
Swallow Sidecars started when William Lyons saw potential in the motorcycle sidecars built by his friend William Walmsley. Production geared up, and in 1926 they branched into coachbuilding with a body on the Austin seven chassis. The Austin Seven Swallow body was designed by Cyril Holland, and the two seater was followed by a saloon. From 1927 the company was known as 'Swallow Coachbuilding Company' and as sales increased production moved to Coventry to be closer to the suplliers. Swallow bodies could be ordered for Standard, Swift and Fiat, and then commissioned the Standard Motor Company to suplly him with a chassis and engine which he turned into the SS 1 for the 1931 London Motor Show. In 1934 the company became 'SS Cars Ltd' and then renamed as 'Jaguar Cars Ltd' in the aftermath of the second World war. Swallow Coachbuilding continued to build sidecars and were sold off in 1945. Tube Investments bought up Swallow in 1946 and in 1954-55 they marketed their own Doretti sports car built on Triumph TR2 components.
aa_SS 1 2½litre 1934 badge
SS 1 2½litre 1933 - bumper badge
aa_Swallow Sidecars Jet80 1961 badge
Swallow Sidecars Jet80 1961 - badge
Austin seven Swallow
SS 1
SS 100 Jaguar
SS Jaguar
Swallow Sidecars Jet80 1961 side
Swallow Sidecars Jet80 mounted on a Triumph Thunderbird 1961 with 650cc twin cylinder engine
Swallow Doretti
key text:  This is the page introducing Simons love of cars from the website  RedSimon which is a series of photo albums of Simon GP Geoghegan.
The names of Pinin, Farina, and Pininfarina are also considered
There are also notes on Pininfarina
as well as the car maker
and links tothat car maker
see also my Picasa car albums
withe even more on RedSimon
Simon is also a contributor to SuperCars.Net
And also to Wikipedia
Photos may be purchased from PhotoBox