Have to agree with Jay. I bought a brand new bugeye in 1961; it had
black shocks. Bought a new 1966 sprite; it also had black shocks. I can
remember buying Armstrong replacement shocks that were not painted, so
this may be where the gray shocks come from.
> With all due respect, I beg to differ. I don't know anything about A40's
> but I have never seen anything other than a black shock absorber on an
> original unrestored Sprite. This includes my own AN-5 which I purchased
> from the original owner with 24,000 pampered original miles (Now
> owned by David Lougee in Texas) and a friend's AN-5 purchased with less
> than 15,000 original miles.
> If you don't agree with me, I suggest spray cans at 20 paces.
> Jay Fishbein, CT