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PostPost by: stugilmour » Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:58 am

Great looking car Robert. Was drawing a blank on what Chartreuse looks like. I did miss the ABFM this year. Congrats on the class win. I think the track prepared car was purchased on BaT a while ago?

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1969 Plus 2 Federal LHD
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PostPost by: Sea Ranch » Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:48 am

I was mistakenly thinking of chartreuse green, not yellow.

Thanks for the pix, Robert. I did indeed see your car at the show; congrats on the win. Did not stay to see that. Nice that Stu's and your cars are so close in number and still in Canada.

Is it you who lives on Mayne Island or perhaps another of the gulf islands? Sorry we didn't meet in person. Perhaps next year! My car will not be there 'till 2018.


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PostPost by: trw99 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:56 am

Robert, factory records indicate that your car left Hethel painted in Spruce Green, a very rare colour, used from late 1969 until Jan 1973. This was a BMC colour (GN-13BMC), offered only on some Federal Elans & +2s, per factory sales sheet records. It was perhaps a 'continuation' of the previously used BRG.

The records also indicate that your car was invoiced on 2 Dec 69.

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PostPost by: The Veg » Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:47 pm

I dig that colour too! Looks good on it.
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