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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:42 pm 
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Hi all,
I have just joined the club and forum.
In my mid 50s now but my first proper car as a 17 year old new driver was an N reg Toledo in Green. It went through many changes in the 4 years that i drove it (so did I) An 1850 engine and interior. Full roll cage. Spax dampers. Then children.... and then the scrap heap...... shame.

Anyway... what colour green would it have been?

I think Brooklands but I have seen some info that suggest not for that year.

I hope it was Brooklands as I have bought two Dolomites in that colour now!.

I hope you will teach me well.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:59 pm 
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Touch and go with the green, Brooklands arrived in 1976 along with Tahiti blue and russet brown. But the point is you like brooklands, so thats all ok then. I have a 1977 brooklands green MGBGT and it is a nice colour. Keep buying them, you can't have too many.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:23 am 
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Earlier green was Emerald (65) I think?

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Emerald was indeed an earlier green, but it is quite a vivid shade and even with the passage of years I don't think memory would confuse it with Brooklands.

Were Toledos ever released in Cactus or Laurel?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:35 am 
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What shade of green would my 1975 1500tc be with paint code 75 ?

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What shade of green would my 1975 1500tc be with paint code 75 ?
British racing green :)

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What shade of green would my 1975 1500tc be with paint code 75 ?
British racing green :)
So David kirks toledo could of been this shade of green.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:12 am 
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Agreed Alun, you definitely would not confuse Emerald and Brooklands!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:36 pm 
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Emerald was indeed an earlier green, but it is quite a vivid shade and even with the passage of years I don't think memory would confuse it with Brooklands.

Were Toledos ever released in Cactus or Laurel?
Not Cactus (which was very pale anyway) but some early 2 door cars (71-3) came in Laurel Green like the one currently being restored by Chris Howells ("2 door Toledo" on here, see his resto thread) Laurel is the only green listed in my 73 parts list, not even Mallard is there (Mallard is officially a blue shade, but then Magenta is "officially" a red!)

Anything later than 73 would presumeably be BRG (code 75) This is listed in my Sept 75 Sprint parts list as a choice. Brooklands did not appear to supercede BRG until the 76 range rationalisation which also killed the Toledo, I don't think any Toledos would have been Brooklands.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:06 pm 
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Thanks all,

It definitely wasn't Emerald. It could have been British Racing Green I suppose.

I like the comment of Graham04. I do like Brooklands Green so I'll just keep thinking that's what it was and carry on pretending I have re found my youth again.

Thanks for your help.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:21 am 
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What about Mallard Blue??

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Emerald was indeed an earlier green, but it is quite a vivid shade and even with the passage of years I don't think memory would confuse it with Brooklands.

Were Toledos ever released in Cactus or Laurel?
Not Cactus (which was very pale anyway) but some early 2 door cars (71-3) came in Laurel Green like the one currently being restored by Chris Howells ("2 door Toledo" on here, see his resto thread) Laurel is the only green listed in my 73 parts list, not even Mallard is there (Mallard is officially a blue shade, but then Magenta is "officially" a red!)
Hello :)

Yes, genuine laurel green Toledo here.

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I should try to update my resto thread as rather a lot has happened since my last update in February.

I think I can only recall seeing photos of one other laurel green Triumph, which is a Vitesse owned by a friend.

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IIRC our Toledo Registrar has an Emererald Toledo, can't remember the registration number right now.

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