Once at the shop, we rolled it on out from behind a bunch of other scopes to pull the mirror and have a look. I wanted to be sure it was a Cave mirror before I bought it. Turns out it was made in 1972, with a 35 1/4" FL - f/4.4. For a long time, I thought this was an f/5 scope, but this is actually the Cave 8" f/4.5 RFT Lightweight Deluxe model as advertised in the early 70's catalog. It was also advertised as a Dual Capability scope - an RFT at f/4.5 and f/14 with a barlow. The only eyepieces or accessories that came with this one was an older Japan Teleview 40mm Plossl.
The 38" long fiberglass OTA sits on a Lightweight Deluxe mount with Clock Drive, 1" shafts and rotating rings. The scope is painted the grey and wrinkle black scheme. There are no Cave Labels on the OTA or mount and no signs that there every were any.