Ron and Cathy Stein

    As far as I know, and I have owned at least 6 Mk2 Tigers since the 70’s, there was never a door behind the passenger seat like the earlier Tigers. It was a stamped solid steel shelf, and the fuel pump was relocated into the spare tire wheel well original in the Alpine. I suspect that while VIN may be original, parts or all of the body shell were replaced due to major body trauma. Alpines were cheap in the old days and a lot of people used them for repair. I suggest that you try to have the car TAC’d and they can advise you whether parts of the car were replaced. The Mk2 has a bunch of subtle changes from earlier Tigers, like a reversed panhard rod, additional engine compartment bracket, front valence support bracket, etc.