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Old 03-30-18, 02:00 PM
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Salamandrine 
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The missing info was that it came with a 50th anniversary gruppo. It all makes sense now. That dates it to 1983, or more likely, 1984. It explains the gold plated finish. IIRC there were a few special edition bikes that were made to go with the anniversary group.

Funnily enough, they didn't sell all those box set groups right away. I kinda remember them being blown out at a discount in '85 or so. I was at one point tempted to buy one, but thought the gold trim was kind of gaudy.
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