If you took that tank to Ray Pettit in Nottingham you would get it back as good as new for a reasonable price. He normally works to a standard which would allow rechroming of the tank but 1951 is a year that the tank was simply painted.
36 4G, 37 VH, 54 KH(A), 75 Healey 1000/4, 52/53 ex ISDT KHA (project).
Former Machine Registrar & Archivist, General Secretary and Single Spares Organiser (over a 25 year period).
Now Archivist once more - but not Machine Registrar.