front panel/grille sorround and radiator panel colour

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Re: front panel/grille sorround and radiator panel colour

Postby IslipMinor » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:05 pm

Our November 1958 Minor is 'BMC Dark Green - GN12' and originally definitely had grey wheels, grey interior trim and a grey coach line. I have no reliable information about the grill - I will need to dig out a cine film taken in ~1965 showing the car coming out of my parent's garage after I had resprayed it (the original green was heavily blue tinged, which might have been quite the fashion with 'blue rinses', but not on a car!).

The radiator surround is black, and has always been black I believe, the front panel is body colour and again always has been.

At the end of the restoration in 1998, a cream grill colour was chosen as better complementing the dark green paint colour - and still does! Especially with the cream interior trim replacing the original dull grey, thus requiring a cream coach line.

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