Regrettably our manufacturer has decided that it is uneconomic for them to continue production. We still have some of the original stock left, but will be using up some 'seconds' that had minor imperfections soon, which will have a painted finish and be sold at a lower price. Please contact us about your requirements before ordering. We will be exploring alternative methods of manufacture. Please do keep any original Bakelite ashtrays and surrounds as they can be repaired, by the way.
Original Y Type ashtrays and surrounds have been used to create the moulds for these replacements. They have been cast in flexible, two-part polyurethane, self-coloured to match the original Bakelite as closely as possible. The polyurethane appears to produce a far less brittle moulding. The ashtrays come complete with a reproduction round, chrome plated, brass knob, drilled and tapped for the supplied countersunk fixing screw. The surrounds have a stainless steel retaining spring, similar to the original, but not as strong. The original spring was very stiff and may well have been the cause of breakages on the original Bakelite mouldings. When manufactured, the springs were held in place by small brass rivets, but these have been replaced with small brass nuts, bolts and washers. The brass bar that acts as a hinge for the ashtray is included and the sides of the surround are drilled ready to fit into the seatback and come complete with two self-tapping screws.
To help you restore your original ashtrays and surrounds, the various components are available for purchase separately.
Regrettably MGCC Member discounts are not available.