Colnago Mexico ‘Oro Argenta’
Fully chromed frameset
53 cm c-t
52 cm top tube
Ernesto Colnago himself gave Pope John Paul II a gold plated Colnago Mexico in 1979.
this is what a complete example looks like, picture courtesy of classicrendezvous.com
The frame set is now sold, but,
I found this (pictured on the return journey)
a mid to late ’70′s Mexico. with 1st generation Campagnolo Super record
and drilled shifters
The frame has no dents or serious rust, just surface.
It seems to have been resprayed previously, so I’ll give it a total renovation to chrome.
I will complete the 1st generation Campagnolo Group for this, I have most of it already
here are some scans of the 1975 Campagnolo catlog
here’s what I’ve got so far