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PostPosted:Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:01 pm 
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Hi all,

Does anybody know the modern paint code for BRG ‘75’ ?

I understand there were different BRGs and I want to get the right one for a 1979 Sprint.

Thanks, Richard

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PostPosted:Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:05 pm 
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I was going to say white :D :D if you look on the ID plate on your car it will give you the code

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PostPosted:Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:21 pm 
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That would say 75 Dave, but I think if you asked for a pot of 75, they probably wouldn’t know what colour you mean !! Looking for a modern equivalent to 1979 75…


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PostPosted:Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:34 pm 
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That would say 75 Dave, but I think if you asked for a pot of 75, they probably wouldn’t know what colour you mean !! Looking for a modern equivalent to 1979 75…
If its a good paint shop they should know by that paint code number


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PostPosted:Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:09 pm 
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If it's a 79 car, it's far more likely to be Brooklands green (code HAE), BRG (code 75) was dropped in the 76 range rationalisation in favour of the slghtly lighter Brooklands shade.

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PostPosted:Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:17 pm 
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It’s the colour of the car above I’m after.

Can anybody on here provide the paint code or VIN for BPM663T ?

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PostPosted:Tue Jan 25, 2022 2:34 pm 
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If you know the correct Triumph paint code

code PPG mix
15 43312 Cactus Grn.
25 43232 Conifer Green (Triumph Racing Green)
35 43311 Olive Green
45 42464 Lichfield Green
55 44264 Laurel Green
65 44665 Emerald Green
75 42487 British Racing Green 1975
85 45060 Java Green
HAC 44665 Emerald Grn.
HAA 45102 British Racing Green 1975
HAB 45060 Java Green
HAE 45190 Brooklands Green
HMD ????? Mallard Green
A bit more visual: see:
https://triumphspitfire1500.co.uk/trium ... e-colours/

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PostPosted:Tue Jan 25, 2022 2:47 pm 
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Your car indeed looks like a "75".
I got the list above from a website over 15 years ago, it does not exist anymore, but hey, it most likely wasn't all imaginary data.
Full list: http://triumphdolomite.blogspot.com/200 ... codes.html

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PostPosted:Thu Jan 27, 2022 4:07 pm 
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Mallard is blue not green :D

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Mallard is blue not green :D
Are you sure Chris? :lol:

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PostPosted:Thu Jan 27, 2022 4:20 pm 
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Mallard blue is paint code 106, to confuse things even more there is also a mallard green with a different paint code, both these colours were offered on different models of Triumphs though :shock:

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PostPosted:Thu Jan 27, 2022 10:46 pm 
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Mallard is blue not green :D
Are you sure Chris? :lol:
Mallard was indeed listed as a blue shade by Triumph. But this really means nothing, I suspect that the guy who decided how a shade was listed was colour blind. How else do you explain Magenta being a Red shade, Sandglow being a Brown shade, Damson being a Purple shade, Honeysuckle being a White shade etc.

The fun bit is that these peculiar definitions often end up on the vehicle's V5 because the dealers selling them when new used them to list the car's colour on first registration. Which can cause some consternation amongst the uninformed, when their shiny Magenta car that they've just bought is listed as "red" on the V5 and they think they've been conned!

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PostPosted:Fri Jan 28, 2022 10:25 am 
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Mallard is, indeed, blue.
It looks green under daylight, but shine a light on it and it's definitely blue.
That T reg car would have most likely been Brooklands Green.


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PostPosted:Fri Jan 28, 2022 6:23 pm 
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Mallard is, indeed, blue.
It looks green under daylight, but shine a light on it and it's definitely blue.
That T reg car would have most likely been Brooklands Green.
This is the point, Richard is trying to recreate the exact colour of the car in the picture he posted which he used to own back in the day. Which, despite the year of the car, is most definitely too dark for Brooklands Green. For my money, it's too dark for BRG (75) too.

More like the 80s Jaguar BRG which is nearly black in some lights. Or perhaps Ford Goodwood Green from the 60s.

My theory is that it got resprayed at some point in it's earlier life in some "other" colour, which may have been labelled BRG, but not necessarily a Triumph shade.

The trouble is that there ISN'T a definitive shade of green which is BRG. Individual race teams of the day just applied whatever dark green paint they had handy! Ever since, individual (mostly British) motor manufacturers have had a dark green colour in their palettes euphemistically dubbed BRG. But the actual shade varies wildly from one make to the next.

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My theory is MUCH simpler.

Photographic reproduction back in the day was variable based on the camera, the photographer, the exposure, the shutter speed, the speed of the film and the quality of developer, all of which could alter colours dramatically.


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