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s1 pod mirror attachment / radio questions

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My very early s1 came with two of the original pod mirrors in good condition in some of the boxes of spares with the car, but is currently fitted with two door mirrors off some other car.

The left and right black plastic triangles on the A post however are undrilled for the pod type, I guess the pod mirrors were removed, alternative mirrors attached to the door and new plastic triangles fitted.

Do the mirrors screw all the way through the plastic and into the A post, or do they bolt to the plastic finisher??

Were the early esprits fitted with two pod mirrors or just on the drivers side? Mine is R reg June 1976

Also were they fitted with radio as standard or was it optional? I just have a hole but one has been fitted at some point along with holes in the doors for speakers.

Thanks.

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The car came with a single mirror on the drivers side which is screwed on through the triangle

If your looking for a home for the other mirror im looking for one :thumbsup:

Radio was an extra

The car came with a single mirror on the drivers side which is screwed on through the triangle

If your looking for a home for the other mirror im looking for one :D

Radio was an extra

If fitted the speakers were mounted under the cloth and you couldnt see them

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"R" plate. You must have an early one. What's the chassis no and what colour is it?

The radio predates the standard "DIN" sizes that are available now so there is a good chance if it's been fitted with an aftermarket stereo, then the centre console may have been attacked to get one in. The original radios in the S1 were smaller than you get nowadays and so the standard aperture was smaller too.

See these for pics of a fully restored early car. You can clearly see the mirror on drivers side only.

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Regards

Mat

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"R" plate. You must have an early one. What's the chassis no and what colour is it?

The radio predates the standard "DIN" sizes that are available now so there is a good chance if it's been fitted with an aftermarket stereo, then the centre console may have been attacked to get one in. The original radios in the S1 were smaller than you get nowadays and so the standard aperture was smaller too.

See these for pics of a fully restored early car. You can clearly see the mirror on drivers side only.

I cant remember off the chassis number offhand but I think it is the teens.

On looking at the photos, my pod mirrors appear to be slightly different, they taper towards the front slightly, so I guess they too are aftermarket ones.

Looking at the photos on this site, my car still has it`s original green and tartan interior, however only the seat cushions and headrests are tartan, the inner door cards, centre storage pocket and headlining are all original green. Did they change what was and wasn`t tartan or perhaps they were short of it when mine was trimmed.

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Hi all .many years ago i use to own a Yellow S1r Registraion no RPP908R Never rembered the chassis no .wish i had done ,it also had tartan interior .Fond memeries met my wife when i owned it in 1986 .cheers all .have a good christmas Mike

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