Early T 1 Lighters

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Brett Johnson
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Early T 1 Lighters

#1 Post by Brett Johnson » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:08 pm

356A lighters moved from the right side of the ash tray to the left side between coupes 55106 (11/55) and 55583 (2/56). Any other data points out there?
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Re: Early T 1 Lighters

#2 Post by william henry » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:51 pm

55180 on the driver's right of the ashtray

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Re: Early T 1 Lighters

#3 Post by Brett Johnson » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:02 pm

Thank you! Excellent data point -- it is now between 55180 and 1/4/56 553##. Do you have a build date?
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Re: Early T 1 Lighters

#4 Post by william henry » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:13 am

No exact build date at present. I believe it is between 11.3.1955 (55084) and 1.13.56 (55461). Probably closer to 55084, but can't depend on sequential order. Car is basically original, we are the second owners and it is a European.

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#5 Post by Brett Johnson » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:29 am

I would be interested in some photos. Please contact me at 356drb@indy.net.
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Re: Early T 1 Lighters

#6 Post by chuck pridham » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:50 am

European Cabriolet T1, #61060 (1/3/56) left side

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Re: Early T 1 Lighters

#7 Post by Gary Thies » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:23 am

Brett,
Here is coupe 55547, build date, Jan. 26, 1956.

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