Swallow Doretti
Cars & Owners

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Chassis No.1181 Chassis No.1181  Dieter Krämer
Location: Germany

STT 24 was previously owned by Eddy de Heus of Loosdrecht in Holland who bought it in July 2000 from Jill Royle (the current owner of the Mark II Doretti, HRF 60). An article and some excellent pictures of both cars appeared in the August-September 2001 issue of Triumph World magazine. Dieter also owns Chassis No.1042 which is another ex-Eddy de Heus vehicle.

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 the infomation.
Jill Royle bought No.1181 in 1995. More pictures of the car appear in A Doretti in the Dordogne

No picture available Chassis No.1182  Peter Hall
Location: South Africa

Two years ago Peter started rebuilding the car which he has owned for many years.

No picture available Chassis No.1184  Colin Shirley
Location: UK

OTR 374 first registered 30th April 1955.

Chassis No.1186 Chassis No.1186  Owner not known
Location: UK

RUP 516 - may still exist - last reported owner Geoff Holding.

Chassis No.1181 Chassis No.1189  Alan Gibb
Location: UK

362 ERE was purchased by Alan in 1972 but he only started the major rebuild in 1994. 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.

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