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will email it to you Mark - haven't worked out how to make images small enough to post....

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I have pondered on it's origins before, TBH even on a design of the early 70s it looks terribly dated (one of the elements I would clean up on my "dream" Elite) and this photograph proves how ancient it really is! What's the guess as to it's origins, Triumph Herald? Sunbeam Alpine? Jaguar?

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TVR used it too - saw this - with a lock - on a 1970s Taimar at Brands Hatch today

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i think it was originally used on early jaguar xj6 saloons. a BL part? think it was the series 1 or 2 xj6? DC.

correction...............

.................nah. im wrong. just looked at one of my old Jag books. not the same. i just cant remember what it came from. getting old see. im sure someone on this forums daddy worked at Lotus and knows..................... DC.

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Wow the deluxe lockable version! Just found they are called "Presto" fuel caps and must have been a parts bin choice for many sportscars of the 60s/70s. You can buy them from Europa autospares

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