I have a real factory hardtop in my garage. I've been trying to get help
to get it off the shelf for pictures, but our hours conflict since I
work on railroad time, and she works normal hours. Ed has first choice
on it, but if he finds another, or doesn't want it for some reason, it
will be available to other listers. It's been stored covered for several
years and is in good shape other than the seals.
Nigel Hales wrote:
> The h/t hood in the background is from a mgb.
> Here is a link to some info:
> 2009/12/9 Nigel Hales <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>> Trusting my memory, I believe that the Denis Ferranti works made all
>> the original hardtops for the MG cars, better known for the HT's for
>> the B's, the factory was at Angelsey.
>> The original hardtop that came from the factory with my MGB was from
>> the Ferranti company.
>> And when the spridgets came along, these were intially produced at the
>> LLangefni works, along with hardtops for all other british, european
>> and american cars.
>> The ferranti HT's were f/g and chrome fittings to closely match a
>> standard sedan look.
>> 2009/12/9 Bill L <email@example.com>:
>>> Hello Phil,
>>> Those are the same brand markings that are in my factory
>>> BUT... no top fits all the years he describes.
>>> 62 -> 64 is one kind,
>>> 65 -> 66 is another,
>>> 67-> is yet another...
>>> the picture in the lower right corner isn't clear enough for me
>>> to be able to tell if there is a "notch" or if the bottom runs
>>> smoothly all the way around.... if it's notched, it's for 65,66,
>>> if smooth for a later car..... I don't think it's for an early
>>> one, as some of that type also fit a BE, and front clip would be
>>> different... I may be wrong on that last bit, being unfamiliar
>>> with the MK I Midget tops..
>>> my best guess is that it's a late model one.. it sure looks
>>> smoooth (EVEN) all the way around the bottom....
>>> Best regards,
>>> Bill L. mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
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