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  1. Very sorry to hear of Diane's passing - enjoyed some pleasant chats with the lady - RIP Diane. Ken
  2. Stuart, Here it is on display with its hardtop fitted. Ken
  3. Can anyone identify the designer/builder of this attractive roadster on a Doretti chassis? It is reported that it was a regular Swallow Doretti, exported to Spain, that was rebuilt after being badly damaged in an accident. Suggestions that Pedro Serra was the coachbuilder, have been positively denied by Pedro.
  4. I bought this Bordeaux Red TR7 convertible, around 1989 from a car dealer in Heald Green, Cheshire. The car was driven daily by my wife for many years but was eventually starting to succumb to rust, so it had to go. There was once an unusual breakdown when the clutch master cylinder piston return spring broke into three pieces. I recall the car was sold to someone from Chester. Does anyone know what happened to the car? Ken Yankey
  5. Dan Lots of information is available on the Swallow Doretti website: www.doretti.co.uk Ken
  6. A Swallow Doretti owner in South Africa has recently been in contact with me, to enquire about the existence of another Doretti in the country. I do have a faint memory of some mention of this other vehicle but cannot find any documentary evidence in my own personal collection of information. In the past I would have written to classic car magazines, and car clubs asking for their help in finding the elusive Doretti. Many times I would be successful and another Doretti could be added the growing list of cars built by Swallow Coachbuilding. After production of the Doretti was ended, no factory records seem to have been retained, in contrast to the Standard-Triumph build records presently available. I first became interested in the Doretti around 1985 through my friend the late Jim Williams. who in 1956 bought the last chassis and body panels from the liquidator at the factory, all for £88 delivered. Eventually, having bought my first Doretti and finding little information available, I made the decision to compile a record of all the cars built on a Doretti chassis. With information from the late Cyril Harvey and many others around the world, there now exists a list more than two hundred Doretti sports cars located in over twenty countries. This list is completely separate from the TR Register's database of Doretti vehicles, because most Doretti owners are not TRR members. To get back on track – I would like to know if it is permissible, bearing in mind GDPR, whether as an individual I can continue to carry on with my personal Doretti research. Should any restrictions be deemed necessary would they also apply to family history research. Ken
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    LNV 389

    Sorry it's not a TR but a Swallow Doretti with the registration LNV 389. Does anyone have information about this car which was first registered circa January 1955 in Northamptonshire. I just have a photo of the car on the starting grid at Silverstone 10th Sept. 1955 with Denis Barrett at the wheel. Information about this car or any other Doretti sports cars you may have been fortunate to own, would be greatly appreciated. Ken Yankey
  8. What is the purpose of the 70mm hole in the right foot-well? Ken
  9. My homemade passenger footrest. Ken
  10. Can anyone identify the make of this TR2 low-port intake manifold for SU H4 carburettors? Ken
  11. A new batch of exact copies of the original brass sill plates will soon be available. Price is expected to be around £30.00 per pair. If you are interested in ordering a pair or would like more information, please PM me. Ken
  12. A personal collection of images, originally owned by Frank Rainbow, the designer of the Doretti.
  13. I have some information about a number of cars but have not yet been able to establish their chassis numbers. If anyone has details of past owners or the location of any of the cars on the list, please contact me. Photos or anecdotes related to cars would also be most welcome. Ken Yankey
  14. Bob: Thank you for the bigger Doretti image. Roger: Thanks for the colour adjustment. Ken
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