Variation G: Identical to Variation F, but with the more common Type IIB body.
Variation H: This variation was most likely a Lionel Service Station replacement that has a ROYAL BLUE body that was painted both YELLOW and DARK GREEN with heat-stamped lettering. Difficult to find.
Note: It was inevitable that Rutland’s would show up with repainted doors purporting to be the "Split Door" Variation D. Here are some ways to tell if the door is original:
1. All doors should be Single-block.
2. Where the different colors adjoin there should be a "blending of irregularity" and a slight "ridge" to the paint.
3. The "green" paint on the door should match that of the rest of the car.
4. On the bottom half of the door, on the back side, there should be a misting of "light green" speckles from back spray that occurred during painting.
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