Good show! That one totally alluded me. but it does make sense. I am
used to seeing the number expressed with the two segments together but
separated into two segments and listed as Paint and Trim codes, it was
not real obvious.
Now, if the plate is indeed a reproduction plate (as I have suspected)
that has been restamped, the po might have used the segments of the body
plate as the paint and trim codes thinking that is what they
The saga gets stranger and stranger!!!
> Chip, you had quoted a number "76470 FG" on the "commission plate" of your
> Spitfire in regard to paint code. That number sounds suspiciously like a Body
> Number to me. Does your car have a Commission number plate on the "B" post of
> the driver's side door? That (should be) painted plate on the LH side of the
> bulkhead with that 76470 FG number is the Body Number plate and is directly
> below where the Commission Number plates went through the 1969 "Federal"
> Spitfires. on the 1970s, that commission plate was moved to the "B" post.
> That plate would show the "32" (Signal Red) Paint code.
> If you DON'T have a Commission number plate, do you at least have the
> supplementary Commission number tag on the windshield post (again, driver's
> Andrew Mace, VTR President, etc. (no .sig file in this temporary AOL access
> to the list!)
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