STT 24 was bought by Anthony Hamilton from Dieter Kramer in November 2018. Another previous owner was Eddy de Heus of Loosdrecht in Holland who bought the car from Jill Royle in July 2000. Jill, the daughter of Sir Ivan Stedeford, (chairman and managing director of Tube Investments) had bought No.1181 from Bob Lock in July 1995.
An article and some excellent pictures of both Swallow Doretti sports cars appeared in the August-September 2001 issue of Triumph World magazine.
Bob Lock, a previous owner, restored No.1181 after discovering it in 1989, tucked away in
the back of a garage in Swansea. The car was in a very delapidated condition and had served
as the sleeping place for a Doberman (and also it's toilet). At the time Bob owned and drove
a Triumph TR4 which he had to sell to make room for the Doretti as he only had a single
garage. Bob's wife thought he was mad when he got the car home because it was stinking of
dog poo and old oil. However, Bob knew it was a rarity and well worth the
trouble of restoring. Six years later after a complete body-off restoration he was finally
proved right, but it was a long, hard six years.
...Thanks to Bob Lock for this information.
More pictures of the car appear in A Doretti in the Dordogne
The car is presently undergoing a rebuild by the long-time owner.
OTR 374 a BRG vehicle with black upholstery and wire wheels was first registered
30th April 1955.
During the 1950s the car was owned by Mr. King and then later by C.N. Morell.
RUP 516 - may still exist - last reported owner Geoff Holding.
362 ERE was purchased by Alan Gibb in 1972 but he only started the major rebuild
More information and pictures of the car appear in Chassis No.1189
and Long Term Restoration.
Alan is also the owner of MSC 77, Chassis No.1202.