When it comes to a Colt, you have to carefully investigate. I have the early brochures but Colt did not always adhere to what is shown in the them. I don't believe that there is a brochure that depicts a Colt being painted black and white and yet several of those exist. In 65, the brochure indicates that the grille side panels should be black but I understand that some tractors left the plant with them painted Burgundy.Phaon said:Ah, I see what you're saying. I should have been more clear. The starter/generator on both of my 155's was painted, just painted the original manufacturer black, apparently with no additional coat from Case during assembly.
Which brings up an interesting point with any restoration. If you have access to what your individual tractor looked like, is a correct restoration to the promotional materials, or what your individual one looked like new?