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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:38 pm 
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Did it ever have a number, or was it always 'CML'?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:12 pm 
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it would only be letters in the code originally. 118 was also used by another supplier and also CAE but wouldn't use CAE on a Dolomite as it likely won't match.
PPG used code 60932 but is much more modern and possibly darker

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:28 pm 
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Hi Alun, Yup, I agree with Justin. Certainly from when I owned DHO in Vermillion I remember that the paint code for that was CML. That was a 1980 car.
Now curiously it depends which Leyland publication you read, and for which year, as to colour spec;

The early, 1973 parts book gives only 2 "red shades".
32 Signal red.
72 Pimento.

The 1976 parts book shows the Red Shades have now expanded to 5 shades.
72 Pimento
82 Carmine
CAA Carmine
CAD Flamenco
CAE Vermillion

The 1977 Workshop manuals shows 9 shades of Red.
12 Matador
22 Cherry
32 Signal
42 Burgundy
52 Scarlet
62 Inca Red
72 Pimento
82 Carmine
92 Magenta.

( No Vermillion)

And just to complicate things the MGB colour listing shows.
Flamenco as 133
Vermillion 118

So … Vermillion could be CML; CAE ; or 118.
Alphanumeric codes seemed to be from 1976(ish).
Except the 1977 books still list numeric codes. :shock:

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This may be handy

www.mg-cars.org.uk/MGB/mgbpaint.html

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:47 am 
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Triumph codes.................

http://www.spitlist.info/Paint.html

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Thanks Marty, I’d found that list which is partly why I asked the original question, and my parts books have similar lists to your’s Tony.

I asked because I don’t recall having seen letter codes used on early style VIN plates, only the later type? I have one of Jon Tilson’s cars here that I’m shortly going to MoT and it is missing its VIN pate, so I’m stamping one up from a blank. The car is a late old style VIN on a ‘V’ plate and I’m convinced the colour is vermillion. Whilst other marques/models used 118, a Triumph red shade should end in a ‘2’, so I’m currently of the opinion ‘CML’ is the correct designation.

Anyone else have an early style VIN with a letter based paint code?


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I'll go and check my late Vermillion sprint and get back with code
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Thanks Marty, I’d found that list which is partly why I asked the original question, and my parts books have similar lists to your’s Tony.

I asked because I don’t recall having seen letter codes used on early style VIN plates, only the later type? I have one of Jon Tilson’s cars here that I’m shortly going to MoT and it is missing its VIN pate, so I’m stamping one up from a blank. The car is a late old style VIN on a ‘V’ plate and I’m convinced the colour is vermillion. Whilst other marques/models used 118, a Triumph red shade should end in a ‘2’, so I’m currently of the opinion ‘CML’ is the correct designation.

Anyone else have an early style VIN with a letter based paint code?

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My W reg car has CML as the paint code

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My W reg car has CML as the paint code

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Thanks Tony,

Does that have a VA or a TWT prefix to the VIN?


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My early 78 built Vermillion car (VA 26140) has CML as the colour code.

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My early 78 built Vermillion car (VA 26140) has CML as the colour code.

HTH Steve
So does DBL now! :-)


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