341 DEV was the UK registration before the car was shipped to Australia in 1983. Since then the car has
been restored from the ground up with tarmac rallying in mind. In the hands of Joe Caudo, the previous owner, it
successfully competed in the Targa Tasmania and Classic Adelaide events, winning its class and category in each.
Fitted with a 2100cc engine, close ratio 4 speed gearbox with overdrive, later Triumph disc front brakes and a
limited slip differential. It also has a CAMS approved roll bar, racing harness seat belts, Terratrip, wood rim
Lecarra steering wheel, adjustable brake bias and chrome wire wheels.
RLL 276 spent ten inactive years in the Netherlands. Subsequently bought by
Duncan Rabagliati and was eventually sold at the Brooks Olympia Auction in 1998 to the
Marston Wolverhampton Heritage Trust. Trevor Davies acquired the car in 2002 and
carefully maintained the vehicle until sold at auction in 2009.
RLL 273 previously belonged to Jim Walker who had bought it in 1975 from a Birmingham owner.
Unfortunately in 1998 Jimmy died, and the car then passed into the hands of Graham. After using the Doretti for a
couple of years Graham decided a complete rebuild was necessary and is now in the middle of the task. A number of
former owners have been generous enough to share their memories of RLL 273 including Robert
Methuen, Jack Berry and John Kirkland.
TSL 748 was the registration number of Chassis No.1173, allocated to the vehicle when it was imported
back to the UK from the Republic of South Africa by John Ormiston, after John bought it from John Sanders
of Rondebosch, Cape Province. There is evidence that the Doretti appears to have spent some time in Zimbabwe.
LBD 200 was owned in the UK by Peter Holton then sold to Roland Wolf in Germany.
KBK 500 first registered in Portsmouth, October 1954.
Picture shows the car on the MMC Redex Rally - driver P.Wadham.
Vehicle reported scrapped by David Wynn-Smith, DVLA notified.
Photo: Courtesy NMM
Bill Gerrard bought his car in 1967 after seeing the Doretti advertised for sale in a local newspaper. Only two of the cars were ever officially imported into South Island, New Zealand by the Standard Triumph agent. Read more about Chassis No.1177.