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    To Johnny who has posted an Article in the Articles Section about his German Exported

    Hello Johnny, you have posted an article in the articles section with questions about your German Exported Austin Healey. I have written a short article to direct your attention to this forum because I don't know how to reply to questions from an article. You asked about features of an original dashboard layout on an Austin Healey that would have been exported to Germany around 1963.
    I have attached some pictures of the dashboard of my 1963 BJ7 which was originally exported to Stuttgart. I hope they help to answer your questions. I chose to remove the vinyl from my dash. And welcome to the forum.
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    Re: To Johnny who has posted an Article in the Articles Section about his German Expo

    Thank you "Vette" for the photos. I see my wiper switch is in the wrong place after all. Once again the BCF has rescued me. Does your car also have the other items I mentioned in the article?
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    Re: To Johnny who has posted an Article in the Articles Section about his German Expo

    Johnny, do you want my 62 MO plate? It looks like your YOM is 1962.
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    Re: To Johnny who has posted an Article in the Articles Section about his German Expo

    My car has the steering column lock incorporating the ignition switch. It also has the Celsius water temp gauge. and the adjustable steering column. Many other similar items but you might suspect that things like light lens could be easily changed over the years.
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    Re: To Johnny who has posted an Article in the Articles Section about his German Expo

    Thanks Bob, I know the car was built in late 1962, but it was sold as a 1963. Not exactly sure how that works as for as US licensing goes. Thanks for the offer Bob.

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    Re: To Johnny who has posted an Article in the Articles Section about his German Expo

    My car is also a German vehicle. I have the Celsius temp gauge, steering lock ( an NOS one in the box as well ) and the KPH speedo. So cool these things remain with the car. The car has the correct shrouds using dual lights front and back and uses hex knock offs instead of the winged style. It is a 1963 white with red interior originally.

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    Re: To Johnny who has posted an Article in the Articles Section about his German Expo

    Could you show some photos please? Especially interested in the twin lights you mention. Also a photo of the Heritage certificate? Do you have an extra dashboard?

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    Re: To Johnny who has posted an Article in the Articles Section about his German Expo

    The car is still unrestored but here are the pics
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    Re: To Johnny who has posted an Article in the Articles Section about his German Expo

    Heres a pic of the rear lights. Hard to see it is in the barn. Also the heritage certificate.
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    Re: To Johnny who has posted an Article in the Articles Section about his German Expo

    Thank you, can't wait to see the car stripped down and cleaned up.

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