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Paul's signature on Glovebox

PostPost by: Slowtus » Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:45 pm

I see Paul and John...any sign of George and Ringo?
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PostPost by: sprintsoft » Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:05 pm

no, but mine has "BILLY" written on it... William?
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PostPost by: Pfreen » Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:04 pm

Mine on my 73 Europa was signed by GB.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:33 am

The fifth Beatle - George Best.
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PostPost by: Pfreen » Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:45 am

Bingo!
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:34 am

Pfreen wrote:Mine on my 73 Europa was signed by GB.


Given that the Europa serial numbers ended with an R, weren't signature boy's initials GR?
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PostPost by: Pfreen » Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:38 pm

Maybe. The mystery continues. Among the many interesting things with Lotus, the signing of gloveboxes is pretty cool.
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PostPost by: nomad » Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:08 pm

Apparently this was a common practice in the British motor industry since the back of the dash on Sprites and Midgets is commonly signed as well. Like to think it was done as a sign of pride in their work!

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PostPost by: ROADRUNNER » Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:52 pm

GB on the back of my 1967 S3's door panel
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:58 pm

Surely that's G.S.??
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PostPost by: The Veg » Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:55 am

nomad wrote:Apparently this was a common practice in the British motor industry since the back of the dash on Sprites and Midgets is commonly signed as well. Like to think it was done as a sign of pride in their work!


Not just the British motor industry- back in the 1960s and '70s the pinstriping on BMW motorcycles was done by a group of middle-aged women at the factory (motorradfrau?), and they frequently left their initials on the underside of the fuel tank. Surviving examples are of course much-loved items these days.
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:52 pm

I took the dash out of my 1970 S4 today....and look who turned up!
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PostPost by: snowyelan » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:15 pm

Mine is signed JB. Add another to the list...
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PostPost by: fatboyoz » Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:14 am

Mine, JG.
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