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Re: Paint codes & bodywork / trim colours

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 9:26 pm
by palacebear
Minors were never available in red. Various Maroon shades over the years, or red on Royal Mail vans. Tartan red was an Austin and MG (?) colour for paint (circa 1959-1970) and upholstery (and Morris colour for upholstery only). Have a look inside a glovebox for evidence of original colour if you're lucky :)

Re: Paint codes & bodywork / trim colours

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 9:42 pm
by pingis
Thank you palace bear. That's what I thought. The paint job on the visiting Minor was very well done and everything looked like the car had been red since new. I would guess someone had the car resprayed red many decades ago since the paint looked old but still not shabby. If it had been my car I'd keep it in red since it really looks nice.

Re: Paint codes & bodywork / trim colours

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 9:50 pm
by palacebear
I kinda agree. I noticed a quite nice looking red 2-door with Rover brm seats and minilite wheels etc on fleabay today. Wasn't taken by all-red bumpers though!

Re: Paint codes & bodywork / trim colours

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:54 am
by Apolaustic
Dear All,

I've just obtained a heritage certificate for our 1966 tourer (now white with red hood) and it tells me that it was originally Dove Grey with a Pearl Grey hood and Cherokee Red trim ... I wonder, does anyone have a car in those colours? And, if so, please could you post some photographs?

Thank you.

Re: Paint codes & bodywork / trim colours

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:36 pm
by bufferzone
Here are pictures From Charles Ware’s
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