Its a complete ringer as previously discussed - late shell with square transmission tunnel and no drip rails. Apart from that:floormanager wrote: ↑Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:25 pmWrong pedals tooGraemeC wrote: ↑Tue Sep 07, 2021 4:47 pmDefinite reshell into a vanilla clubman shell and not a complete GT to start with either (wrong servo brackets).
I think it would've looked better to have the wrong body number than none at all (and if you did feel the need to have none, at least weld the drilled holes up so its not as obvious )
Later grille too - the top piece screwed back to the slam panel should be black painted steel on an early one.
(a) wrong servo and brackets
(b) wrong inner wings (should be no holes)
(c) wrong bonnet prop and bonnet prop position - it is on the wrong side for a 1970
(d) wrong washer bottle - shouldn't have Tudor on it
(e) wrong engine colour - should be green on a 1970 without any rocker cover sticker other than a leyland logo sticker on the front.
(f) wrong rocker cover - early 1970 1275GTs had a spout
(g) no hydro
(h) carbs are twin HS4s - an option with the "Pluspac"
(i) wrong wheels - should be 10" rostyles
(j) wrong seats - later type recliners fitted. If it was a 1970 with recliners the lever would come out of the side of the base with a cream knob
(k) wrong seat covers - it should have the early more thickly padded stitched type not the later, flatter electrically welded type
(l) wrong heater - an early 1970 has a plastic cased heater with a bright metal edge to the control panel
(m) wrong eyeball vents - they should be chrome and of the early type (with the small "toothpaste tube" type knob in the middle)
(n) wrong carpets - should be veltone
(o) rear bins should be covered in black vinyl)
(p) wrong seatbelts - should either be Kangol magnet with BL logos or early Kangol arrow static with the central floor mounted twin buckle
(q) wrong interior light - an early 1970 would have a late Mk2 type interior light mounted at the side
(r) wrong boot handle - an early 1970 generally has a MK2 type boot handle
(s) wrong rev counter - an early 1970 has a 6000 rpm red lined rev counter - the 6500 came in when the final drive ratio was changed later in production.
(t) no body number or FE number
(u) brand new reproduction commission number and chassis number plates
So, certainly "rebuilt from the bottom up" (in fact using 100% different parts...) but certainly not the case that "the car was kept original in every area"....