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Re: MGTD frame color

To: Rick Brodeur <>
Subject: Re: MGTD frame color
From: Dirk de Boer <>
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 1996 11:12:25 -0800 (PST)
On Thu, 25 Jan 1996, Rick Brodeur wrote:

> We are restoring a 1950 MGTD which has a grey painted frame.  The current
> owner has had the car since 1958 and this is its first complete tear down
> while he has owned it.  All references I can find indicate that all frames
> were painted black.  The paint seems to be original.  Does anyone have any
> additional info?  I appreciate any help.

The factory probably ran out of black that day, so someone grabbed a 
can a gray paint just in order to meet the day's quota. They were not 
really concerned with 'originality' in the factory.


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