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sabot
09-23-2008, 01:22 PM
Hi again everyone, it's been awhile.

i just picked up another spitfire,
it shows a commission number of, FD2081...

and on the plate below, 2264fd ,,,, the lower plate is the body number , correct?

so why is the body number higher than the commission number ?
thanks tom

Andrew Mace
09-23-2008, 02:56 PM
Correct; FDxxx is the commission number, and xxxFD is the body number. Body numbers might have run higher than commission numbers due to damage during body building or finishing, setting aside some bodies as spares, and/or probably lots of other things that could have occurred in production. Commission numbers were, I think, about the LAST number to be assigned to a finished car.

sabot
09-23-2008, 03:39 PM
THANKS ANDY, so it looks like i got one of the early build one's.
i was just surprised by some of the "goodies" that came with it.
tom

Andrew Mace
09-23-2008, 06:56 PM
Yes, that would be a pretty early Mk3. Presumably the top frame has the "over-center" latches on the header rail? What sort of "goodies" did you get? :wink:

sabot
09-24-2008, 09:52 AM
latchs that flip, instead of swinging out of the way for the top, period radio that has the speaker built in, alum. rims,and wire rims that are going to need some cleaning, and a whole bunch of stuff that i'm not sure of yet.
tom