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colour scheme experts wanted
« on: 24.04. 2016 19:00 »
any fellow anoraks out there? out on the old gold flash in oxford today and an elderly chap i spoke to had bought a brand new road/super rocket around 1959. unfortunately he sold it for a car but the interesting point was that it s colour was listed as silver and it was the frame and petrol tank silver, the mudguards and oil tank came as black. he said it was a unusual colour scheme at the time. most others being black or red with the frames being mainly black.

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Re: colour scheme experts wanted
« Reply #1 on: 24.04. 2016 21:32 »
I've read of this before someplace, I think!!   it was an option for some or one year, sorry I'm a bit vague about details
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Re: colour scheme experts wanted
« Reply #2 on: 25.04. 2016 19:34 »
The Spares Catalogue for the Super Rocket, list's Metallic Princess Grey as an alternative finish to the standard Royal Red,  no alternative Frame colour shown. So you could have Grey Petrol Tank with the rest in Black and or with Grey Tool Box and Oil Tank. Also list's Black Petrol Tank as alternative finish.
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Re: colour scheme experts wanted
« Reply #3 on: 25.04. 2016 19:46 »
well i thought a grey frame from the factory wouldnt go down too well. unfortunately because of the time gap we have to rely on factory brouchers . when i see him next year i will try to borrow a photo of him and post.

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Re: colour scheme experts wanted
« Reply #4 on: 26.04. 2016 10:52 »
I thought the only Dove Grey frame was for the late A65 Lightning. I had one.
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