I've resigned myself to the fact that I may never know the actual year of my Raleigh Pro. It carries an"A" serial number, but is not a 1966 bike. It has "CC" cutouts that I think mean "Carlton Cycles." Retro Raleighs would lead me to think it is a 1974, but who knows? It had few remaining original parts on the bike when I bought it, but the NR rear mech is a Pat 74. I've restored it correctly according to what I read on Mark Bulgers, and Retro Raleigh web sites. The repaint was kind of tricky to get right, but I've seen so many variations in colors of blue and mink on original Pros that I call it good.
Chris Van Scoyk