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Updated 4/2023

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Bag

Ext. Color: Grey or Greenish-Grey

Flap Color: Grey or Greenish-Grey

Ext. Texture: Criss-Cross (hatch) pattern vinyl

Int. Color: Ivory Cloth

Dimensions:

Pockets: 7

Messko Flap: yes

Belt Flap: yes

note (vin and date examples):

52491 8/54  - current owner received an Early A kit with his car

57011 7/56 - kit is shown below, If you own this car, please contact me

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Please note, this information is in conflict with Eric C's site; "This kit was unique to early A cars, produced in late 1955 and early 1956."

Annectodaly, if your car had horn grills, then it would have this bag and not the previous bag with 8 pockets in the main section and 3 pockets on the upper flap.

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Bag Pattern

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Many different color variations. All photos were taken at the same time, with the same camera, and the same lighting.

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Red Bag

appears to have the same pattern as other "Early A" bags.

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Another Red Bag

This tool kit appeared for sale in a 1960 356B. But looking carefully at the photos of the tool kit, we see the following:

-Bag:

     -Vinyl Pattern consistent with other Early A 

       bags

     -strap on the bag is cut like the "Early A"

       bags with a pointed tip

-Early A Stubby

-Early A Long Flat with "1661" clearly visible

-Wrenches with a darker nickel finish

-Lug wrench with release button opposite socket, indicative of pre-A or Early A lug wrench

-Spark plug with black body, black-bodied are pre-1960

CONCLUSION: Although this tool kit appeared for sale in a 1960 356B, this was most definitely an "Early A" tool kit

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Another  Early A Bag

Grey Bag w/Blue Cloth Int.

(Notes on photo: Bag courtesy of Victor Ingram, Replacement Belt shown)

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Strap

Strap attachment: Right (Switch from previous years)

Length: ?mm

Width: 16.35mm

Thickness: 2.45mm

Color: Brown

Texture: Grainy

Rivet diameter: 8.73mm 

Original Buckle and Loop

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