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 Posted: 03-19-2013 06:54 pm
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James Sohl


Joined: 04-24-2006
Location: Chandler, Arizona USA
Posts: 18
Super Moderator is correct. No original North American Jensen Healeys (and quite probably all Jensen Healeys) had a black rear panel.  Most of the credit for a black, or very dark grey tail light panel goes to the TR6.  As I recall from the old message board, the Mk I headlight cowl was all body color.  The change to flat black was possibly for one or both of two issues: 1) esthetics, black looked better; and 2) the wide beam of the headlights reflected up off the relatively flat area just in front of the headlight.  An unusual effect when driving under trees or through a tunnel!