The body however is much later ? it?s Sable Brown (not introduced until 1972 ?), has the 8 dial dash with fuses, an dfog/spot lights. Although the roof is also Sable and not silver, from details such as the boot arrangement, handbrake, roof lining, interior colour and material, etc., I think it?s probably from a +2S 130. There is 1997L Sable marked on the inside of the driver?s (rhs) door, but I assume that this is a body number, as if it was the chassis number it would be later than the last known Plus 2 produced.
I've sent details to Andy to find any production history, but if anyone has any information on the history, I'd love to hear.
I'm doing a full nuts and bolts restoration, but as it came without engine (and of course a number of small and hard to find parts), I'm fitting a 2l Zetec and EFi. As a matter of protocol, should I post details here, in Mods or in Gallery ?
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Is there a possibility that you have a Dec 1974 car which is wearing 1968 plates and brakes, rather than a 1968 chassis wearing a later body, seats, dash?
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ElanSeries2 wrote:Is there a possibility that you have a Dec 1974 car which is wearing 1968 plates and brakes, rather than a 1968 chassis wearing a later body, seats, dash?
Perhaps to avoid road fund tax?
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