the start of the production of Yesteryears
plating has been used to colour metal parts, the
most common plating materials being brass or
Rarely, as a production error, the plating was omitted. Wheels, in particular experienced this lack of plating.
The variation in plating can lead to some of the harder to find (thus more expensive) variations. For example, the Y2-3 Vauxhall usually had a brass plated petrol tank. However, rare examples have the tank plated in copper.
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