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#1 the.stroker

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 03:10 PM

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So this is the Mini as it stands, 5 years on from a nut and bolt Resto. As it’s being stripped this year for overhaul I’m changing the colour. It’s also going archless and back onto skinny rose petals. More of an appendix K look.

What are the thoughts on 60s colours ?
At the moment it’s a toss up between the following....

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#2 Bobbins

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 04:32 PM

I like it the colour it is!

I assume it's OEW?

#3 the.stroker

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 04:58 PM

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Yes it OEW just now, we already have an OEW LE40 and this will be an opportunity to change the colour to something different .

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Thoughts on willow green?
So many nice period colours out there .....

#4 Vinay-RS

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 05:27 PM

What about grey with a black roof? There's a lovely grey that I have seen on some pictures of Mk1s. I think it's called Farina Grey or Tweed Grey. 



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Posted 28 January 2019 - 06:18 PM

Smoke Grey is a nice 60's colour, but then as someone else said it looks nice in the current colour  :-)



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Posted 28 January 2019 - 07:14 PM

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B37587-C7-D0-D2-48-B4-AF0-A-64995-FB9-B9


..as a combination I think these go best together..

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 07:22 PM

What about grey with a black roof? There's a lovely grey that I have seen on some pictures of Mk1s. I think it's called Farina Grey or Tweed Grey.


Tweed grey with a white roof is a good combo.
Still leaning towards fiesta yellow and a custom, darker OEW roof

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 07:27 PM

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Something like this

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 09:10 PM


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All lovely colours, but this one gets my vote!  :wub:



#10 Vinay-RS

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 03:11 PM

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I like this a lot! It just suits a mk1 perfectly. 



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Posted 30 January 2019 - 03:12 PM

 

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I like this a lot! It just suits a mk1 perfectly. 

 

 

Tweed Grey?



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Posted 30 January 2019 - 07:51 PM

I had a mini pickup in surf blue with a black roof, a saloon would look cool in that colour combination.  If not then as a runner up it has to be almond green with OEW roof.



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Posted 30 January 2019 - 08:12 PM


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All lovely colours, but this one gets my vote! :wub:

This surf blue car gets my vote too. My favourite colour is island blue and I have a soft spot for fiesta yellow also.

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 08:15 PM

Also quite like speedwell blue.

This is my old mate ‘Ludy’.

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 01:38 PM

Agree with the OP, those 60s colours and appendix K looks are lush.

 

Fiesta yellow is my fav, along with Willow green, having the Swiftune association.  But I do love surf blue, dream of driving around town in a surf blue S and the greys are surprisingly beautiful.  

 

As yours is a later car might just work better using a period but non-factory (cooper) colour?






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