Mk1 vs Mk1A

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Shindles
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Mk1 vs Mk1A

Post by Shindles » Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:55 pm

Can someone explain the visual and build differences between a Tiger Mk.1 and a Mk.1A please.
I know they can be told by chassis number, but what can you see by looking at the car?

BillRo
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Re: Mk1 vs Mk1A

Post by BillRo » Sun Jan 16, 2022 8:05 pm

Mk 1 has metal cover over the stowed soft top, Mk 1A has a soft plastic vinyl cover. Mk 1A has footwell vents under the louvers in front of the windshield and knobs under the dash to open and close them. Mk 1 has no vents. Mk 1A mirror is larger.

garyf
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Re: Mk1 vs Mk1A

Post by garyf » Mon Jan 17, 2022 12:22 pm

A couple I know of:-

1. Mk1 Round Corners to Doors and Bonnet, MK1a Square edged (Note some late Mk'1 around 100 or so have square edges to the bonnet and doors too)
2. Mk1 The Sill Seam below the rear of the doors and between Front Wings and Scuttle not leaded over like earlier Mk1 cars?

I'm sure there are more, but I'm still learning :D

Gary

Shindles
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Re: Mk1 vs Mk1A

Post by Shindles » Sat Apr 30, 2022 6:01 pm

Thanks, very interesting.

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