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  1. I am sorry to belatedly report that Helen Rainbow died on 28th May 2019 in Tockington. Over many years, Helen was closely involved with many of Frank’s activities and after his passing, she willingly shared his photographs and documents with interested persons. In 1994 as the honoured guest at the Swallow Doretti Register’s 40th Anniversary celebration at Eccleshall in Staffordshire, she described it as an emotional occasion and thought it was marvellous to see the dedication and enthusiasm and sheer joy of the owners after all these years. A few years later during a conversation wit
  2. Michael, New adjuster bolt (£8.50 on Ebay), homemade aluminium block. Ken
  3. Thanks for the quick answer. Ken
  4. Can anyone identify the red car heading towards Piccadilly Circus in this 1950s London picture?
  5. Image copied from a Kodak stereo slide many years ago.
  6. This picture of an early Doretti, (probably taken in Los Angeles), shows some unusual features that were not incorporated on production vehicles. Ken
  7. Very sorry to hear of Diane's passing - enjoyed some pleasant chats with the lady - RIP Diane. Ken
  8. Stuart, Here it is on display with its hardtop fitted. Ken
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. Dan Lots of information is available on the Swallow Doretti website: www.doretti.co.uk Ken
  12. 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
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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
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