A few pics of the 1974 T500 I built a few years ago. Sadly now sold. It was basically in good condition when I bought it as an American import. All of the chrome was in good condition and it mostly needed only a good clean. Engine was really good, even the piston rings were not worn. I stripped to the bare frame and rebuilt it in five weeks, then waited three months for the guy to do the Gypsy Candy Red paint. A long wait but a really good job. The side panel badges I re-painted and the red was done with a sparkly nail varnish which was the nearest I could get to the original colour.