Spitfire MKIV Prints

While there is much to love about the early Spits, the MKIV and 1500s with their kam-tail design are among my favorites. With the optional hardtop included, the MKIVs may well be the perfect blend of fun-to-drive and practical or, as practical as a sports car can be. With its light weight, independent rear suspension and (reasonable0 power, the junior Triumph was, well, a triumph of size, handling, and styling and well suited to the American market.

Swallow Doretti Prints

The Swallow Doretti was the brainchild of a coach-builder named Eric Sanders and California Tubing Company boss Arthur Andersen. Following a visit by Eric Sanders to California in July of 1952 both men felt that, as was to be demonstrated by the Austin Healey 100 and Triumph TR2, there was a market for sports cars in the USA and at home (at the right price).