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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:02 pm 
That's one of the Maltese CKD cars, right? In which case they had a number of small detail differences and may have ended up in almost any hue from the contemporary Leyland stable.

A few Toledos - I was told six, but I have nothing to support this - were reputedly painted in Magenta! I'd love on of those!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:26 pm 
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Im sure i have seen a few Austin maxis in that colour :)

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:54 pm 
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Me too. It's hard to be certain from any photograph, especially as Harvest Gold, Sandglow and Bronze yellow can all - in spite of being markedly different in the flesh - can appear similar in photographs, but yes:
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Harvest I reckon. And I like it on that Toledo but.... Two words: Indicator lens! (are the "wrong" way around). :lol:

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That's one of the Maltese CKD cars, right? In which case they had a number of small detail differences and may have ended up in almost any hue from the contemporary Leyland stable.

A few Toledos - I was told six, but I have nothing to support this - were reputedly painted in Magenta! I'd love on of those!
Might not even have been a standard colour - that was probably the dregs of everything left over on a Friday. :mrgreen:


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i said to danny it was possibly a dull harvest gold ,we had a mgb gt v8 in that colour it was one of the cars that stick in my memory as an excellent drive and sounded great too ! anyone know of any other colours that were export only ! i agree Toledo's in Magenta would be stunning :eyes4u:

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Rover tobacco leaf I reckon...

Not quite as revolting as catsick or saffron but in the same ballpark.

Harvest gold quite suits the BMC hydrolastics. its a tad greener. Maybe we were used to funny colours back then.

Now its all satin finish gunmetal thats all the rage. Looks mean on a Vantage but stupid on a Rangie...

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Rover tobacco leaf
Let us take a look:
The Toledo:
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A nice Rover P6B, finished in Tobacco Leaf:
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Certainly looks close. :D

I reckon that Jonners is bang on with that.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:44 pm 
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I think it is Harvest... I had a P6B in Tobacco and that colour is, ermm 'browner' than this Toledo! I am sure it's Harvest... Saying that I think I am sure about a lot of things these days... :roll:

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i think tobacco is close but slightly browner,so i am sticking with harvest gold ,i actually think it suits it :D
I Agree 8) just drooling over that Maxi :eyes4u:

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What are the wheels from on that Maxi?

(With Jonners on the Tolly colour BTW).

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ADO71. (Princess)/Ambassador. 14" so can be used with low profile tyres for those whose Hydrasag-suspended (post-'75) version of the Maxi doesn't have a sufficiently choppy ride already. :lol:

The one in the pic has been correctly lowered (I.E. by cutting the knuckles down a touch rather than simply letting fluid and/or gas out) and looks quite good, IMHO. Looking at the Sandglow Maxi behind the Harvest one, it's also on Ambassador wheels; the alloy variety as found on VdP versions.

Horribly o/t for which I apologise, John Lennon liked a Maxi but seemed unable to keep it on the road. Full story HERE.
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Can anyone link a member of The Beatles to a Toledo or Dolomite? Preferably one finished in an unusual colour.... :oops:

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Harvest I reckon. And I like it on that Toledo but.... Two words: Indicator lens! (are the "wrong" way around). :lol:
Bah. I reckon it's safer that way round, more visible from the side, important as our cars don't have side indicators, whereas moderns do :P

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Looks a slightly different shade of brown to the Maxi or the Rover to me, but whatever shade it is, to my eyes it suits it.

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totally agree steve i think it really suits it :D

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A few Toledos - I was told six, but I have nothing to support this - were reputedly painted in Magenta! I'd love on of those!
Now I would love to see one of those... :roll:

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