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Red center round taillights vs. Yellow center.

I know that the 1600's had the red centers but when is it period correct to have them on a 02 ?

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Change to orange centers was sometime in 1970. 2002's in 68 and 69 had red centers. But keep in mind that, back in the day, a car was titled as the year it was sold, rather than the year in which it was built. So, for example, in 1970 I bought a 2002 (that was titled as a 1970), but Andreas Hart told me that it was actually built in early summer of 1969 ; that car had tail lights with red centers. Hope this helps...

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Yep..that's about right. Bought a 68 US car.

Did the color change for euro cars also ?

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my Feb 69 production car was delivered with a stuck brake light switch which partially melted the rear lenses. When I discovered the damage in Sept '69 the dealer was only able to get amber center lenses through their parts dept; it wasn't until 2000 that I was able to find a set of red center lenses (thanks to Carl Nelson) to put Wolfgang back to original.

cheers

mike

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Thanks Guys!

I think I'll keep the extra reds as spares.

I'll keep the ambers on the 71ti clone.

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Bump.

Is the date break the same for Euro cars? Is there an official start date for them?

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fitted to US spec cars because some states still had requirements for red turn signals in the rear--I think Federal regulations overrode state regs sometime around 1970 when the Feds started to standardize certain exterior lighting and safety equipment specs.

mike

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