TTU 455 Chassis No. 1158
This vehicle was a pale blue Swallow Doretti first registered TTU 455 on the 9th November 1954 at the Castle in Chester by K.P. Thompson & Company of Liverpool. However the original buff logbook notes that the car was kept in Bramhall, Cheshire more than twenty miles away.
In January 1955, less than two months later, the vehicle was acquired by Lionel Bellsham-Revell of Sidcup, Kent, who appears to have retained the vehicle until it was purchased for £575 by David Wynn-Smith in July 1959 from Performance Cars Ltd. of Brentwood, Middlesex.
My first sighting of TTU 455 was in 1990, when I was collecting information about the marque. At this time David owned TTU 455 and VPP 915 (Chassis No.1144). The partially dismantled TTU 455 awaiting a rebuild looked rather forlorn. David said he was seriously considering selling the car as the garage had to be re-built and he was sure he would never find the time to work on the car. A year later I received a letter asking if I was interested in buying TTU 455 - of course I said yes.
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