rear trim plate chromed brass version

deQuincey

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i am using this photo with full respect (it is in the for sale folder) to ilustrate the case



i have had in my hands several of these parts only with a cutout for fog light, including the one that is actually in my car an EURO 3.0CS 1971 coupe

alll those parts were aluminium my guess anodized aluminium

the one pictured up here is a chromed brass version it seems that no cut out might mean early cars, probably 2800cs,...?

can anyone shed some light over this issue ? when did they change ? which cars used the alu which used the brass ?

where there braschromed cutout parts ? for which cars ?

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My '74 had the Aluminum piece when I bought it. Pretty sure the later cars all had Al. I replaced it with a steel/chrome plated one, as the chrome carries through from the tail lights - in my opinion. Some here on the forum have indicated the 2800's had the steel/chrome.

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The chromed brass came on the early cars. @HB Chris knows the cutoff date. The chrome ones came with a fog cutout as well.

My chromed brass full weighs 627 grams
My chromed brass cutout weighs 641 grams (go figure)
The aluminum cutout weighs 244 grams

Aluminum, Chrome, Chrome:
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