Favourite colours for cars

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Re: Favourite colours for cars

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Dormouse wrote:
30 Apr 2021, 12:57
Ford Cortina mk2 and an Austin Metropolitan
Here's your Saluki Bronze
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Mardi Gras Red and Frost White

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Re: Favourite colours for cars

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the Metropolitan is spot on - mine's was DHC too. The only white available was Frost White. The Saluki Bronze photo doesn't do the colour justice. It is so much better in the flesh. I even painted my Hillman Imp in Saluki Bronze with a black fabric roof.

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I would name Gris Temps Perdu as Dream Grey. Not literal, I know, but fitting I think and probably with Cirrus White. Gris Etna is just Ash Grey.

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A better picture to give the proper feel for a Metropolitan is this shot. It could seat 4 - 3 in the front, 1 in the back folded up (or 2 very small children). Look closely. what can't you see?
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No takers? There is no bootlid. The rear bench seat backrest folds down and you get into the boot that way. It is quite large and completely useless!

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Dormouse wrote:
30 Apr 2021, 16:34
No takers? There is no bootlid. The rear bench seat backrest folds down and you get into the boot that way. It is quite large and completely useless!
Sorry Dormouse been on another jaunt or I would have chipped in, I was going to say no seat belts but that would be pretty much a given :-D A red and white Metropolitan made it to Morris Leslies Auction at Errol Air Field in 2017 and 2018 (same one).

https://www.glenmarch.com/cars/results? ... old_cars=1

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I did actually spot that one but didn't go to view it.

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Couple of Golds from the UK
Harvest gold to left, Cashmere Gold to the right.
Harvest gold to left, Cashmere Gold to the right.
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Couple of Golds from the UK

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Love those shades of gold :cool: So very 70s!

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I think there was a Harvest Gold for the original Twingo as well - a curious greenish gold colour.
Actually, most of the Twingo colours were decidely odd, likely mixed from the leftovers tub.

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Another "Gold" but the name not the colour although yellow and black always look good to me . :)
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Never a great fan of Green cars but spotted a nice pair of unusual vehicles in green at the H&H Auction list for Duxford
26th May 2021

1951 Allard K2
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1978 Lancia Beta Montecarlo Series 1 Spider The subject of a £38,000 restoration from 2007-2011
(Imperial War Museum Duxford, Wed, 26th May 2021)Estimate £12,500 - £14,500 not a great investment then :-D

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Red Red or as Ford liked to put it

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It adorned this from the 1980's
https://www.historics.co.uk/buying/auct ... t-xr3i-sb/

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