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LHD headlamps for a 1983 Britannia - any information required

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Old 15-10-16, 09:27 AM
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Default LHD headlamps for a 1983 Britannia - any information required

Dear Forum members,

we have been so lucky to buy a lovely 1983 Britannia at the 2016 Beaulieu Sale some weeks ago. We drove home all the way to our hometown Graz/Austria - 1.100 miles - without any issue, what a great car!

Now we will register the car in Austria, therefor we have to change th headlamps to lhd ones (for the continental rh traffic.

Bristol unfortunately is unable to supply these lights.
Does anybody know where these headlamps came from?
Some peaple say it is Talbot Tagora, otheres told me it sould be VW Scirrocco....

Our Britannia has got the narrow lamps, not the wider ones you see on some Britannias and Brigands.

I will attach a photograph of the car, showing the headlamps (and my partner Karin just some minutes after we won the auction....)

Any information would be welcome!

Thank you for your kind support!

Kind regards from Austria

Wolfgang

themalvernhills@yahoo.com
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Old 16-10-16, 08:54 PM
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My car has the same headlamps as yours, which are 290 x 160mm and stamped Lucas H4.
There were some 'Talbot Chrysler Avenger' headlamps on EBay (which apparently are the same as Chrysler Alpine & Simca 1308) but the size was given in the advert as 270 x 170mm, so this does not appear to be the source vehicle (Part No 75066964).

The other possibility is the Fiat Ducato/Peugeot J5/ Citroen C25/Talbot Express headlamp, but I have not been able to obtain dimensions. The French though are not likely to have used a Lucas part.

The rear number plate lights are from the Ford Escort MK3/Fiesta MK2 and following the British/Lucas/Ford link, several Fords from that era had rectangular headlamps - Capri Mk2 (Part #54529592), Granada, Cortina Mk4 ( &Taunus in Germany), but again I have not yet obtained dimensions or seen any to measure.

The only other suggestion I can make is to remove the headlamp unit to see if there are any part numbers on the back of the unit. There are numbers on the glass - 54515073 (L) & 54515074(R) but nothing showed up on the internet for these particular numbers....

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Old 20-10-16, 04:56 PM
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Just had a response on Capri Mk2 lights - 250mm wide.
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Old 20-10-16, 05:20 PM
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Thank you for your support, I think I will remove them and check for any kind of part numbers
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Old 27-10-16, 08:56 AM
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Not from a 1883-86 Nissan Micra either. Part number Lucas LUB 514. (#54510299) 245mm wide at the bottom/ 230mm at top. 8 digit part number is close and hadn't previously thought of a Jap car as the donor....
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