you, it’s never been installed before, as we’ve never had a return. Our small “stash”
of these long-obsolete finish panels came to us from Panoz https://panoz.com/
, used to build their Esperante sports cars. They purchased their parts through
Ford Component Sales, a direct arm within Ford that manufacturers can buy parts
in bulk. So they were never in a Ford box, rather, they were bulk-packed.
kept all their components in a non-air conditioned warehouse, and some in
storage trailers. So being a bit dusty or a bit of minor flash-rust on the
clips would be explained by that. But they are indeed new. They’ve Just been
sitting around doing nothing for years.
a couple, and found them both to be in quite serviceable “show” condition, no scratches
as you reported. One once of slipped by us, because everything we got from
Panoz we inspected and wrapped in bubble-wrap prior to shelving.
you call in, we’d be happy to hand-inspect one for you, and arrange an exchange.
I’m pretty sure we’re the only place on earth that has any of these remaining.