Favourite colours for cars

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Re: Favourite colours for cars

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Yes to continue the homage to grey....around £4,000 is likely to buy this example of the shade "City Grey" on this P6 at Anglia Car Auctions

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as mentioned before....its a bit more grey than the shade "lunar grey" on a P6

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I ran a P5 Mk.I 3-litre in City Grey, while at college around 1970. Bought for the grand sum of £45.
6-cyl i.o.e., which used to eat exhaust valves at motorway speeds, until I fitted it with overdrive to reduce engine revs. (Weslake finally sorted the cylinder head for the Mk.III.)

The damned thing eventually rusted faster than I could stop it. You could watch the QH exhaust drop to pieces while it was parked. Resorted to four fibreglass wings, eventually. 20-22 mpg, which was tolerable in those days (3-4 gallons for £1 !).

Huge fun . . . bench front seat . . . acres of space in the back . . . :luv:

Like this one, although the leather interior was grey too...
https://www.bradleyjamesclassics.co.uk/ ... itre-mk-1/

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
17 Jan 2020, 18:20
I know somebody who was into marine camouflage. You have to be careful to choose the right shades depending on the location/time/date of the vessel you are trying to disguise. As he had lost one of his colour selection manuals he ordered the book "Fifty Shades of Grey". Boy, was he shocked at what he received! :D
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Always fancied repainting my last P6 in Army Staff-car Green.

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Re: Favourite colours for cars

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I quite like the colours of the Rover 75,
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Re: Favourite colours for cars

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Except metallic fawn - sorry, "champagne" (or whatever Rover/Honda/whoever called it)

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white exec wrote:
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Always fancied repainting my last P6 in Army Staff-car Green.
That's reminded me of something I did at work years ago.

Our part of the firm was making electrical control panels

The drawing office manager sounded off one day about needing a colour chart for all the BS colours

I found one, made a photocopy (shades of grey), and left it on his desk on a Saturday morning

Actually he liked it and didn't see it as a joke. The main thing was to tally the colour names and numbers

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Re: Favourite colours for cars

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An absolute Triumph!

Mimosa Yellow

Wedgwood Blue

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