Jump to content

Can anyone identify this Lucas rear lens?

Ben Hutchings

Recommended Posts

At Malvern on Saturday we got chatting about the rear lenses on early Spits and GTs and their tendency to snap off at the slightest sideways pressure. Someone found a spare lens in the autojumble so they’d have a “matching pair”. I assumed they meant one was the original deep ruby red and one was the repro lighter material, but no, the old an new were actually different parts: 


The one on the right is the ‘normal’ Lucas L672 lens, found on Spit 1-3 and GT6 1-2.

The left one… no idea! It’s L847 and so far the best guess is US spec (GT6+) maybe? It’s not the much more rounded (and better made) L549 found on early TRs, MGA, Morris Minor etc. 

Any ideas? 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

31 minutes ago, Martins Stag said:

It was me

Ok thanks Martin, it's hard to match up real life faces to forum usernames 😅, thanks for identifying yourself. 

It was a good spot, I think it was the only one in the autojumble unless others had been bought earlier in the weekend. I hope Pete doesn't throw the US spec one away, someone somewhere is bound to want it! 


Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 16/08/2021 at 22:00, Ben Hutchings said:

Ok thanks, yep makes sense from what I’ve seen too. So @Clive when you see Pete can you tell him? He might want to sell his spare on eBay for a few quid 😂

Pete has been informed. I expect it will find its way to me at some point to stick on fleabay (he does not do 'puters at all)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...