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Re: finding out more

To: robert weeks <robert@woozy.com>, <spridgets@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: finding out more
From: Gerard Chateauvieux <pixelsmith@gerardsgarage.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 12:47:39 -0700
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Reply-to: Gerard Chateauvieux <pixelsmith@gerardsgarage.com>
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One of the distinguishing features between a '68 and '69 is the 3
windscreen wipers. I see from your photos that yours has three, so it seems
it should be considered a '69. Production fo new model years began in the
early fall, so if you know the date it was maunfactured, that would be
interesting too. If it has an earlier manufacture date than
Septemeber-October, perhaps there were some late '68's that had been built
with three also.


At 8:04 AM -0400 8/5/99, robert weeks wrote:
>This brings up a question I had been wondering about. Do people consider
>their car's age from the date built or the date sold or originally
>registered? My Midget was built in 1968 and sold in 1969 (vin dates it at
>68 - registration dates it at 69)
>So do I have a 1968 Midget or a 69? No big deal either way, just curious.
>At 8:31 PM -0400 8/4/99, cfchrist wrote:
>>i have heard much about the britt. mtr. heritage.  i would like to see what
>>my information for my 59 would be presented.  i know it's history from being
>>sold new in 61.  but there seems to be some serious difrences between what
>>was shiped to the usa in 59 and what was sold as new in 61.  i am in contact
>>with the original owner.  he bought it new as a light green car with a green
>>interior with sebring front disc brakes and a posi rear axle.  after
>>striping 11 enamel paint jobs from it during restoration the last 5 colors
>>were 3 layers of white then green then cherry red.  red was under evrything.
>>he raced it from new and green being considered bad luck, painted it white
>>before the first week was up!  and repainted it evry season to keep his
>>apearance up.  so what happened to the cherry red car from 1959 to 1961?  it
>>is no secret that dealers raced new cars off the lot/ showroom floor.  was
>>this car's identity changed to unload a raced new car so it can be sold as a
>>new car and not used?  very possible.  it still has the 1961 rollbar
>>installed in it and recieved 1 sprite center and a corvair rim mated to get
>>a 5" wide rim from the period.  if only it could talk......i probably would
>>get scolded!  so with this all in my mind how does one contact the motor
>>heritage folks  and what exactly do they require as far as info?  chuck.

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