Date: 27 Aug 99 03:08:15 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Cas42879) Organization: AOL http://www.aol.com References: 1
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I think back when Convair was first building the 880 (or maybe the 990) they were planning on marketing it as something called the "Golden Arrow" . I believe that they were planning on having it anodized a gold color - but decided not to go ahead with plans due to difficulty in controling color matches between different batches of aluminium. I think some of the first ones sold (or maybe a demonstrator) carried on the "gold" theme with some of the interior fittings. There is a book out on the 880 and 990 (not sure of the publisher) that goes into some detail. Memory fails.