Radford mini de ville colour cards found!!!

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The interior in the black (P Boyd ?) car is not the original - the red leather seats were mine - came from a 1071 Radford that was returned to standard spec (it still exists and is Almond green Old English white). So the colour of the interior is not a reliable guide to the original colour of the exterior!

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66Traveller wrote:The interior in the black (P Boyd ?) car is not the original - the red leather seats were mine - came from a 1071 Radford that was returned to standard spec (it still exists and is Almond green Old English white). So the colour of the interior is not a reliable guide to the original colour of the exterior!
errr that was me then !
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I'd heard that the front seats were out of Murph's car but didn't know the rest wasn't? So the red trim colour combo may be / is non original. Boyd might be able to cast some light but several have tried and failed..

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WMU 211G wrote:Cough, splutter...bugger, more dandruff on me mornin' toast...!

Looks nice enough but if that's been anywhere near a Beatle I'll eat my Rickenbacker twelve string. Any more pics / info Pete..?
No Nidge. There's a couple of people who've told me that "Lennon's car" is being restored by their mate, but then no more info is ever forthcoming. Nothing Ive ever heard over the last thirty years or so about "Lennon's Radford" fills me with any hope that a real car survives.

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Pete wrote:
WMU 211G wrote:Cough, splutter...bugger, more dandruff on me mornin' toast...!

Looks nice enough but if that's been anywhere near a Beatle I'll eat my Rickenbacker twelve string. Any more pics / info Pete..?
No Nidge. There's a couple of people who've told me that "Lennon's car" is being restored by their mate, but then no more info is ever forthcoming. Nothing Ive ever heard over the last thirty years or so about "Lennon's Radford" fills me with any hope that a real car survives.
Inclined to agree Pete, if it was still out there I'm sure we'd have seen something of it by now. The other's could easily have gone the same way but I'm glad they're still around.
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DYY 251B's original interior was "Ambla" vinyl covered - a sort of orange red colour if I remember rightly - so not entirely impossible that it could have been combined with turquoise blue metallic I guess.

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Found this the other day, Mike Nesmith with his '67 Raddie…
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This is the 1071 Radford the interior came from. Shame it was de-Radfordised. Looked like a cracking car.
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Yes that is the one - I agree great colour and spec!

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In know the cranking handle on the right is for the aerial but what's the old white trafficatir switch for ?

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