The trouble was that it had a grey plastic sleeve on the stem and a grey terminating knob as was used on the very early Triumph Heralds and its early derivatives such as the Courier van. In fact the switch is dated January 1960.
So, I carefully removed the knob, made a silicone mould and cast a few black knobs.
I pushed (exceedingly difficult) black heat shrink sleeving onto the stalk and then araldited the replacement black knob to the stalk. I left the sleeving unheated.
I have a couple of other grey stalks to 'update'.
I might also put replacement knobs on the original stalks which are still fitted to my car. These knobs are translucent tortoiseshell in appearance - but I've been told by 2 people (including Bill of Rarebits) that they were originally solid black. Old age has apparently induced the colour change.
'64 S1 Elan (Owned since '73)
'69 Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider Veloce (Owned since '77)
'70 Morris Minor 1000 (Owned since '85)
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