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Old 11-19-2012, 02:39 AM   #4695
Ryushin Kan
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Originally Posted by oppozit View Post
Probably some truth to that as I believe Swallow (the company that originally made Jaguars) was involved in the design as they knew more about fibreglass than Watsonian who were more coachbuilders.
you'll probably get more about this but Swallow Sidecars was the original firm that started to include cars with coahcbuilt bodies as well as sidecars. They then started building their own cars using Standard engines, various names include 'SS 90' and 'SS 100' - after WW2 the use of 'SS' was a bit controversial to say the least so they changed the name to 'Jaguar Cars' - the sidecar business became Swallow Coachbuilding which packed up in the fifties was taken over by Watsonian in 1956. Early Swallow coachbuilt cars are much sought after.
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