Here is the 1993 double page of the polished one. there was a magura eqipped 653 orange one from another year too, which do you have ?
I have the cat with the orange one in too if you want a scan
Good job. Looks like they switched to alloy in 93, although the Spectre and Cape Wrath stuck with 653 until 95/96.
I thought by 96/97 all 653's had gone but looking in my trusty 1997 copy of MBR they were still knocking out the last few frames in lowly "Pagan" spec:
£399 Carabo (Alloy / Altus)
£399 Pagan (653 Magnum
£449 Competition (Alloy / Acera-X)
£479 Tasmin (Alloy / Alivio)
£699 Cape Wrath (Tange DB / Gripshift ESP)
I'd also love to see the full 92 and 93 catalogues if you've got them
I've seen a few high end CBs come out of the woodwork recently, never in my size of course: