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#1 Minigman

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 05:23 PM

Does anyone know what colour interiors went with what body colours?

I’m looking for a mk3 currently (loads of “early 70’s” mk5’s on eBay) so I’m not learning much.

Any books out there that go into details on mk3s?

Despite the massive sales numbers in the 70s, it seems to be one of the least known or written about model now.

Any help would be appreciated.

#2 imack

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 09:01 PM

I used to have a book that listed a lot of the colour combinations, I think it was John Parnells guide to mini restoration.
Personally I've had four round tunnel m's with the following colour combinations:
72 harvest gold mini 1000 with olive interior,
71 bronze yellow 850 with navy interior,
71 teal blue clubman estate with lime flower interior,
69 blaze 1275gt with navy interior.

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 09:09 PM

Thanks for that.

Have you ever seen a factory supplied black (not tulip)?

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 09:12 PM

I've got a black tulip with lime flower. I can't personally remember what a black one would have - I'd imagine they would've produced them in that colour however.

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 09:34 PM

Can't be 100% but I think I have seen a factory black early mk3 mini 1000 with a red interior.

Edited by imack, 12 September 2018 - 05:33 PM.


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Posted 11 September 2018 - 09:35 PM

I've got a 1970 MK3, it's Antelope beige with a black interior.



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Posted 11 September 2018 - 10:38 PM

Mk3 cooper S colours
Teal Blue - BLVC18
Blue Royale - BU38
Antelope - BLVC7
Aqua - BLVC60
Flame Red - BLVC61
Blaze - BLVC16
Bronze Yellow - BLVC15
Bedouin - BLVC4
Glacier White - BLVC59

Edited by mk3 Cooper S, 11 September 2018 - 10:46 PM.


#8 Minigman

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 04:49 PM

What about tundra? Is that a mk4 then?

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 04:53 PM

Can't be 100% but I think I have seen a factory black early mk1 mini 1000 with a red interior.


Yes I’ve seen that too. Black with a full tartan red interior - non brocade.

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 06:54 PM

My MK3 Clubby is Teal Blue with Lime flower interior.



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Posted 12 September 2018 - 07:20 PM

Mine is 'Flamenco' with a very dark blue interior.

Flamenco is often confused with Vermillion, they are very similar but Flamenco is a proper (earlier) Mk3 colour.

The navy interior looks black.  A nice thing with the mk3s is that the door rubber backings also had different colours to match the interior.  Now sadly NLA. 



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Posted 13 September 2018 - 09:59 AM

Might help .. at least to show the different colours

 

 

http://www.oval.co.u...or-corporation/



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Posted 13 September 2018 - 02:30 PM

Mine is 'Flamenco' with a very dark blue interior.
Flamenco is often confused with Vermillion, they are very similar but Flamenco is a proper (earlier) Mk3 colour.
The navy interior looks black.  A nice thing with the mk3s is that the door rubber backings also had different colours to match the interior.  Now sadly NLA.

How different it that to Blaze?

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 04:50 PM

It's almost the same! I'll find some pics when I'm home.

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 05:07 AM

This has proved very useful info.

Now to find a nice original mk3!!!

http://mk1-performan...paint_chips.htm




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