Hi all, new to the forum
Well after a long list of Triumphs in the family in my younger days, all the way from Heralds (13/60 to a Vitesse) through a Toledo to a 1500 HL, then an 1850, it finally ended in a Sprint.
The sprint was 1981, W reg 1 previous owner and very few miles around 10k. It had had an engine issue (never new what) resulting in a new engine just before we bought it. It still looked new and clean.
It was blown over in a different colour because the family member driving it did not like brown! After not much more use it was parked in a corner and all but forgotten.
We did have a go at bringing it back a good few years ago, it was stripped to bare metal, two new sills and a couple of small holes, etch primed and re-done in original russet, it was never finished and has lived in the back of a garage for a couple of decades now.
It is probably time to get this running and back on the road and in the not to distant future I will be moving it to somewhere I can work on it.
The problem is the colour
Being the car it is and one of the last I want to do it once and do it right. If I was doing it for myself I would change the colour, probably blue or pimento, (the 1850 was pimento and looked really good) but I know I may have to let it go one day and I do sort of agree with those who say it should be how it came out of the factory.
Is the Dolomite at the point where being faithful to the factory colour is important or would people be tempted to do it in a more flattering colour.
I have already done one bare metal respray on the car if I change the colour again it will be done properly and for the last time I own it. What do people think?
I realise it is quite subjective, just wanted to canvas a bit of opinion
Long post I know for the first, just thought a bit of an intro would help explain the dilemma