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Photo needed. 356A T-1 dash

#1 Post by Gordon Maltby » Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:33 pm

Hi Gang,
I'm hoping someone can help me find a nice photo of an early A coupe dashboard, with the speedometer on the left. Must be near original. For a book celebrating the 75th anniversary of the 356. Please contact me directly. Thanks!

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Re: Photo needed. 356A T-1 dash

#2 Post by Sebastian Gaeta » Fri Jun 24, 2022 5:37 pm

Hi Gordon,

Mike Immarino in Ohio has a very early T-1 with European badging. In fact, he believes it could possibly be the first A car sold in the US based on chassis number. I will shoot you his contact info.
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#3 Post by Martin Benade » Fri Jun 24, 2022 6:58 pm

Mikes pretty good with a camera too.
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#4 Post by Jim Clement » Fri Jun 24, 2022 7:29 pm

I have an early 57 - T1 - but not 100% original..
 

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#5 Post by Jim Clement » Fri Jun 24, 2022 7:32 pm

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it is vin 59021
I can take a better piture if it is of any value to you..
the gas gage in the combo gage may not be 100 % correct ..
Let me know if I can help at all ??
 

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#6 Post by Gordon Maltby » Sat Jun 25, 2022 2:03 pm

Thanks, Guys. I think I have that covered now.

NEXT needed image: a nice European Pre-A coupe, 1955. Preferably a 3/4 exterior shot from the front showing the script. Should be near original with no mods. Thanks!
 

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#7 Post by Jules Dielen » Sat Jun 25, 2022 11:53 pm

You mean a type European or a european spec pre A. There is no such thing as a pre A European. Either a T1A European or a pre A continental.
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#8 Post by Jules Dielen » Sun Jun 26, 2022 12:27 am

Like my friend's car?
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#9 Post by JohnLiles » Sun Jun 26, 2022 11:26 am

here's another photo to go with Jim Clement's !
German car , so kilometre speedo , emailed you the original plus a photo showing more of the passenger side of dash , and yes photos can be improved .
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#10 Post by Gordon Maltby » Sun Jun 26, 2022 11:55 am

Jules, Thanks for that question. Brain fade late in the day! Yes, I need a "Continental" pre-A photo. Duh.
 

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#11 Post by Vic Skirmants » Mon Jun 27, 2022 4:40 pm

Correct 1956 instruments should have the large center buttons.

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#12 Post by Jim Clement » Mon Jun 27, 2022 5:03 pm

Vic, do you refer to the lights switch and the throttle pull ??
or ??
 

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#13 Post by Martin Benade » Mon Jun 27, 2022 6:44 pm

I believe he is referring to the center of the speedo and tach, round buttons on the needles.
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#14 Post by Vic Skirmants » Tue Jun 28, 2022 1:53 am

Yes, and the center button on the combo gauge.

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#15 Post by Patrick Ertel » Tue Jul 05, 2022 4:16 pm

Both my 1956 cars came with the big "button" on the needles. (On left) Looks like the later small buttons in the gauges in post #9 .
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