The car was rescued from a scrap-yard by Kurt's father-in-law and used for daily transportation until 1981 when it was badly damaged in an accident. The car actually belongs to Kurt's wife who received No.1030 as a gift from her dad in 1985.
Over the years Kurt met Dorothy Deen on a number of occassions. The first time was more than 20 years ago when Tom Householder managed to round up a couple of Dorettis and their owners and brought them to her house. For several hours Dorothy entertained the group with stories of Dorettis, TRs and sports cars in the '50s.
Thomas Jordan acquired No.1032 from his father-in-law, David Reed of San Diego.
David, the car's second owner, had bought the car in 1955 after the first owner had lost
his license for driving his new Doretti at over 100 mph. Many miles and many years later
when David became 80 years old he thought that the time had come to pass on the Doretti
to his daughter Pam and her husband, Thomas.
For more about this car see San Diego Veteran.
In March 2002 Bill Campbell acquired chassis No.1033 as a basket case having been wrecked circa 1980 and left under inadequate cover. However it was mostly there and Bill intended starting a restoration but the car has now been acquired by Tom.
Chassis No.1096 is also owned by Tom.
Back in 2004 Vincent began restoration of the Doretti owned by his father, who had
purchased the vehicle in 1959. The car was put in storage in 1962 and has never been on the
road since. In mid-2018 the car is mechanically close to completion and will go to the
upholstery shop in September.
The car is reported to have had a racing history in the Pacific Northwest, USA.
Michael has owned his Doretti since 1991 and it has been raced frequently in vintage sports car races on the US East Coast. The car was photographed during the 2nd Annual "Race at the Base" at Virginia Beach's US Naval Air Station Oceana, in May 2001. This popular event is a faithful modern-day attempt to recreate General Curtis LeMay's famous airport races of the 1950's. (Photo: Art Eastman)
This LHD light blue car with red trim was abandoned in the late '70s - moved to a field in Mariposa, California until 1992. At the last report it was for sale in Belgium. Requires complete restoration.
The car with only 43K original miles showing on the odometer was rescued in 2008 from a garage in Berkeley, California by Michael and Norman Vogel. It's reported to have had just one previous owner and had no body damage and zero rust.
No.1037 was exported from the USA at the end of 2008 and Stephan bought the car from a Netherlands dealer at the Techno-Classic in April 2009. The car (pictured in the Styrian mountains), is still in its unrestored condition and drives very well.
Alex Haugland bought this car in 2016 from dealer, Kurt Tanner. The previous owner, Ray Bragassa had acquired Chassis No.1039 in a partially dismantled state, but the bodywork was generally sound and painted in a silver-gray shade. A full restoration of the car was completed over the course of eight months and he ejoyed the balmy SoCal climate in a metallic burgundy roadster that attracted more attention than many exotic cars costing a whole lot more. Ray's pride and joy was featured in the June/July 2004 issue of Triumph World in an article by Andy Wilsheer. For more details and pictures of the restoration of this car see Andy Wilsheer's complete writeup in Walsall Wonder.