|From:||Robbie||Electronic:||tls -A- newmex.com|
|Subject:||RE: HELP - Anyone - 1955 Model 165 literature||Date:||Fri Apr 15 11:25:05 2011|
I have that "Enthusiast" giving the standard colors as Aztec Brown, Atomic Blue, Black, Pepper Red, and Anniversary Yellow. It goes on to state " When the above standard colors are ordered on KH, KHK, 74OHV, or Servi-car models, the tanks can be specified in one standard color with fenders in another standard color at no extra charge." Nowhere does it say that Lightweights were offered as such.
And the '55 accessory catalog, often a good source of other info, does not list any special paint options for '55 models.
That is all I find here. Ad as Mutt said, many two tone examples exist, but usually there is some documentation. Such as the wide stripe/panel on '54 models. It appears as a "Spring Special" in the accessory catalogs. nothing appears for '55s.
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Help! Does anybody have any factory literature which tells what colors were available on the 1955 Model 165?
I'm very near completion of a total revamp of How-To-Restore Chapter 60 - Colors. I've consolidating information from The Legend Begins, Season Order Blanks, 1958-1966 Lightweight Service/Parts/Colors/Accessories, GES 30143 and other factory documents - these documents are often contradictory.
The one (answerable) question that remains is whether Black was available on the 1955 Model 165. I think not, but need the documentation to prove it.