The GT6+ that I parted out was an earlier model than those that had the
big ugly plinth and different tail light lenses. I have the commission
plate somewhere in a box but it is buried right now. If you look on Sam
Gentry's database, you can probably find it. The rear looked more like
an early Spitfire with the chrome Lucas license plate lamp mounted on
the body colored steel plinth that made it stick out about 3/4" from the
body. It is now on Huxley. There were no reflectors other than what
were built into the tail light lenses.
Dave Terrick wrote:
> My 69 GT6+ may be one of the few non-bastardized cars from which to take an
> accurate equipment survey. I am the third owner; The second owner did
> nothing except re-arrange the boxes of parts and weld on some rockers.
> KC 53xxxL was first registered as a 71 by the original owner. It is, by
> comm#, a fairly early 69, built on Jan 2 ( I guess nobody worked on new
> year's day, hmmmm) and dispatched to Vancouver, Canada.
> When I sorted the boxes, I had TWO of those damn centre plinths, and FOUR
> of the round reflectors that go where the reversing lamps did! Here's the
> interesting bit... the wiring harness had everything in place for the twin
> reverse lamps outboard of centre.
> Was this the original harness, you ask? I beleive so and here's why. The
> car was fitted for racing in 1974. The indicator and light stalks were
> chopped at the escutcheon for clearance problems, as was the main harness
> just fore of the alternator connections. Thus, there was no lighting
> equipment on the nose of the car nor a way to use it. When I removed the
> harness, it was burned through in three places between the rear connector
> molex plug and the rear lights. The car had been hit in competiton on
> several occasions, it seems, which explains the pinched wiring and
> subsequent burns. There were no other lights with the car. There was no
> other wiring with the car either. I repaired the harness with that of a 69
> spitfire (correctly except for using "normal electric tape" - which has
> given no problem so far) and re-fitted the twin reverse lamps.
> I believe the center plinth was also a 1970 only fittment as the 71 used the
> modern body shape (my first clue my car was not a 71, as titled).
> So, those reflectors everyone has talked about may be rare because they
> were fitted only for one year, not because of rot or otherwise. Frankly I
> think they look awful as well and that centre piece weighs a ton to boot.
> Give me the beehives anyday - even if I don;t have my reverse switch hooked
> Dave T
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