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Old 02-19-12, 02:26 PM
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Raleigh Lenton Grand Prix 1958 Paint scheme.

I just bought this old bike with a view to carrying out a full restoration. I have scraped through the paint layers in search of the original paint scheme and am pleased to have found several patches of the old Sunburst yellow used by Raleigh on the main frame. However digging into the head panel has uncovered black paint, undoubtedly original. All the photographs of this model I can find on the web show the head panel in white. Does anyone have this model with a black head panel? Or any photographs?

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Ck out Sheldon Brown's website, http://sheldonbrown.com/retroraleigh...on-kohler.html. in 1958 it mentions sunburst yellow w/ black peak head and fitments.
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