Thanks to everyone for the replies.
Could it be that "Lucas" brand paint brushes were used? Think about it...
Mark A. Evans
> "Evans, Mark" wrote:
> This thread has really got me wondering. Your Commission Number is
> within ~400
> of mine and I would assume that the factory used some consistency when
> black behind the grill.
> This may not be a valid assumption.
> It seems certain that some were painted black and some
> were not.
> Since this is a minor trim detail, it may be possible that Triumph
> let cars go if they were backed up on the line, or if as Dave Massey
> says "Perhaps the chappie that paints the black on was out sick that day???"
> Iv'e received reports on TR 4a's and TR 250 that have had both
> black paint and no black paint. It was I that was in correspondence with
> Jerry Oliver on this topic a while ago when he asked about it on TR 250's.
> I have been looking at car shows and asking around and have found no
> strong consistancy of facts on the matter, but tend to feel that most of
> these cars had this area painted. It may be that the people relating the
> information were mislead in the history of their cars, i.e. a small accident
> requiring a repaint of the upper valance may not have been considered
> a "repaint" by the sellar to the second buyer of the car.
> I'm thinking maybe this area was painted black for the lighter colored
> cars and not at all for the darker ones like mine (TRG). What color is
> Can any other 4A/250 owners shed any light on this.
> TR 250 #CD 4311 L is Triumph Racing green with a blacked out upper valanced-
> the paint was brushed on.
> JOE IV
> TR 250
> WALLINGFORD. CT. USA