I don't think that they sold for that either LOL
That frame, possible original sloping crown forks, Carlton lugs is a bit of an enduring mystery LOL
The track forks on show look modern as the rake is quite shallow but the clearance is just a bit too much.. so where are the mudguard eyes if they were for road use LOL
Personally I'd keep them
Ideally i would like chrome forks.....but missed out on some decent ones on ebay......and now wondering if its worth the effort and might do as you suggest and perhaps wait till the winter and get the forks chromed.....what do you think of that as an idea? But the perhaps there is too much clearance and it looks wrong????
Again you are right about the forks.....quite a gap between the forks and the tyre..but no sign of any mudguard eyes plus the fork blades are round...so odd...but that is in keeping with the frame....which also remains a mystery....the previous sloping crown forks were also in my opinion not original.....but that is a guess.