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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-14-2010, 04:10 AM
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I have looked at my GTA junior chassis stamping and in my case firstly the tops and bottoms of all the numerals and letters are level, as are the examples above. Secondly, the numeral punches which are all the same width (which explains the exaggerated down stroke of the "1", are contained within a "box" when stamping and as a result the stars are equally spaced each end of the number sequence, not squeezed in. Thirdly the "7"s on the Coy's car appear to have a tail at their bases which the others don't have. Finally the font for the "6" and the "0" appears to be narrower than the other examples.
Now this all may be able to be easily and satisfactorily explained, and I am not suggesting anything untoward, however it would be good to know!
After saying all that, Anthony's Rimicci's , above, example is yet another typeface on, presumably, a proper car and has different "star" shapes!

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Anthony, did you mean fake rhd (face rhd??). I agree, something is definitely not right with the stamping of the serial number.
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.......................After saying all that, Anthony's Rimicci's , above, example is yet another typeface on, presumably, a proper car and has different "star" shapes!
The Chassis bearing the incorrect Font S/N 752556 in Anthony's post has been discussed here

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/giul...a-auction.html

and in other threads. Just Search GTA forum for 752556.

I guess it is generally thought to be (other than?) a GTA clone and less than a GTA.

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Ken, Thank you for your comments and links. I was well aware of the previous BB GTA history of *752556*, and , if you recall, I got a severe telling-off by Max Banks for asking about those he suggested should be named and shamed for "preparing" it. I asked for transparency if you remember. So, older and wiser, I reverted to the "presumably proper" car nomenclature to avoid any upset from any party!!!!

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Why beat about the bush - looks like its been flopped!
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