Yes Lee, part way through the 1951 season, the chrome ran out - or actually, I believe, the nickel to go underneath the chrome. If you PM me the engine and frame numbers, I should be able to tell you whether the bike came out before the chrome ran out or after.
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.