Browsing through airliners.net and many books I found out that there is only a single picture around showing an old PW-powered 747-200 in Qantas current livery (VH-EBA, QFs first 747). Some of these aircraft were sold as late as up to 7 years after this livery was introduced.
I want to know if most of the original 747 fleet of Qantas never wore the current colours before sold to United and other airlines. (The first aircraft sold to People Express in 1985/86 of cause left the fleet in old livery)
Also I want to know which name VH-EBA was given after 747-400 VH-OJA was named "City of Canberra" in 1989.