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#1 Barry Boor

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 07:11

Simple question, were the factory T.51s in 1959 fitted with black wheels or dark green ones?

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#2 RJE

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 08:50

Barry

Were they not just raw chromated magnisium? A sort of dull browny grey.

#3 Doug Nye

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 10:25

More the latter than the former - essentially in model form a matt black. But there was NO conscious standard in period - wheels was wheels. And cracks was cracks. But - unlike some other manufacturers - Cooper wheels seldom posed a problem.

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#4 Barry Boor

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 10:34

That's what most of the photos seem to confirm, Doug, thank you.