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I.m a new guy from sweden with a couple of mk1 minis. The main problem right now is what colour to shoose for my 1071 car. IÃ‚Â´ve allready have one almond green/OEW 1275 S-65, One OEW/Black 970 S-64 and one Tartan Red/Black Cooper 998 -64.
At the Heritage paper the 1071 S was delivered here to Sweden in -64 in Tartan Red/ Black roof but is now painted in Castrol Racing colours from early 70,s, I dont want that! I like the grey colours but need some help of you guys to shoose! Maybe you have some pictures on different cars in different colours of grey, like Tweed grey, Dove grey or smoke grey!
Pleace help me out/ Regards Tobias
Attached a picture how it looks right now!
I can see why you want a pale colour, has to be dove gray for me alwaysthink it looks good with the white roof.
Lots of good pictures here (2 pages)
[b]mk1coopers wrote: [/b] “Lots of good pictures here (2 pages)
Holey moses!!! Tweed Grey looks really nice and retro on the mk1! Espessialy with OEW roof:P!
And i thougt my 970 looked nice and retro!
I too think that Tweed Grey/White is rather underated and looks very cool:cool:. Surf Blue is my favorite though, of that period – or what about Fiesta Yellow?
Hi, I would prefer the Tweed Grey with OEW roof, as my 64 970s scheme, it looks so right both exterior and interior with dove grey seats and trims, though my next Cooper respray will be Almond green/OEW, the other favorite color of the 60's Mini!
You are a very luck guy to own so many MK1 Minis!!
Here is Smoke Grey
And Tweed Grey again
But for a happy colour, you can't beat Surf Blue :D:D:D
check the plates on the last 2 😉
[b]ka2s4 wrote: [/b] “Here is Smoke Grey
check the plates on the last 2 ;)”
ooops, get wet in my underwear:D, Must be tweedgray/oew ! Nice pictures ka2s4!
Would anyone have a good picture of dove grey?
I'm looking for a dark grey to go with almond green.
Or…Are there any other DARK grey original BLMC colours?
There are quite a few, Yukon grey, Carlton Grey, Grampian grey all quite dark, probably more too,
Do you mean BMC colours or colours offered by BMC for the Mini range?
I can't think of any of the (many) darker greys which were actually offered on the Mk1 Mini in period although Yukon Grey was used on the Wolseley Hornet/Riley Elf.
I mean other BMCs, not Minis as I'm aware of their colours.
Yukon looks nice, any darker ones?
It feels better with a genuine BMC colour 🙂
Vegar wrote: “Would anyone have a good picture of dove grey?
I'm looking for a dark grey to go with almond green.”
There's some good scans of some old BMC colour charts here.
Carlton grey looks promising..Yukon and Grampian would be nice as well at a guess.. Now I just need the damn shall rolling, so I could get it to the painters 😉
Smoke grey correct for a 1071 🙂
Smoke grey is indeed a nice colour, but would look shit on the roof of an almond green car 😉
I don't have any pictures of Minis in any of those colours and although I do have colour chits/samples I have no idea how to 'scan' etc:(
What I do have is a picture of my scruffy but much loved Morris Traveller which is a rather faded image of 'Yukon Grey GR7' Actually, the front wings, which were replaced more recently, probably give a slightly better idea of what the colour should look like…. It might be a little bit of a help.
minorpart wrote: ” What I do have is a picture of my scruffy but much loved Morris Traveller which is a rather faded image of 'Yukon Grey GR7' Actually, the front wings, which were replaced more recently, probably give a slightly better idea of what the colour should look like…. It might be a little bit of a help.”
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