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Best colour
Reds 17%  17%  [ 6 ]
Black 14%  14%  [ 5 ]
White 17%  17%  [ 6 ]
Cream 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Greys 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Dark greens 6%  6%  [ 2 ]
Light greens 17%  17%  [ 6 ]
Light blues 17%  17%  [ 6 ]
Dark blues 8%  8%  [ 3 ]
Browns 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 36
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:37 pm 
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Slate grey with a white roof

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2022 6:45 am 
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The photo was of the first five Minis that arrived purely randomly at a Mini Club event at Gosford.
The Clubman van wanted to match the hair colour of its owner (and succeeded).
The perky 850 or Deluxe of course was red.
The wannabe racecar thought that it was a Bathurst works car. (And 1071S/Ian is right about the million different BRG's. It is impossible to match the original colour and then you have to allow for fading)
The Broadspeed/Monaco/Buckle/Backyard goes faster in red.
And the Moke. No one should have asked the Moke. It was having a bad day; maybe a hangover?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2022 10:22 am 
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TK wrote:
Slate grey with a white roof

Thanks TK, could I ask you to vote for that please as no one’s voted for grey yet? Just select grey. Thanks :D


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2022 4:31 pm 
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No love for dark greens or brown?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:23 pm 
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clip wrote:
No love for dark greens or brown?

Brg yuck


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:36 pm 
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clip wrote:
No love for dark greens or brown?

My original ex NSW Police Cooper S was monotone Kelp Beige originally (painted red/white by a later owner) so fits the Brown category. It was the perfect colour to help it go undetected by the motoring public.

The colour grows on you.

This pic courtesy member goxu1 - not my original car.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:59 pm 
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The engine I have, came out of a Special Burgundy MK2 S… according to the register, so my car will be Special Burgundy


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2022 7:23 pm 
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winabbey wrote:
clip wrote:
No love for dark greens or brown?

My original ex NSW Police Cooper S was monotone Kelp Beige originally (painted red/white by a later owner) so fits the Brown category. It was the perfect colour to help it go undetected by the motoring public.

The colour grows on you.

This pic courtesy member goxu1 - not my original car.

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Nothing wrong with that colour clay beige looks good too


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2022 4:53 am 
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Most period pastel colours seem to look good but I think most blingy modern metallics look terrible.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2022 7:23 am 
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Jet Red for me. Original colour on my 1970 wasaMatic. I've repainted it twice, currently in 2 pack.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2022 8:17 am 
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It’s weird the poll has had over 300 views but only 32 votes. Are folks hesitant to vote for some reason?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2022 10:12 am 
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It's not so much about specific colours, but more so how the colour suites the specific car and build theme. Dutchy's WRX powered mini looks amazing in metallic Audi dark blue, with all the accessories blacked out. I've got 'smoke blue' '64 850 with original blue fleck interior, it's going to go great with a bunch of period mods and accessories. If I was building a balls to the wall supercharged 1380 little animal I'd want it to look equally as obnoxious in bright yellow with black interior.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2022 5:58 pm 
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hewey wrote:
It's not so much about specific colours, but more so how the colour suites the specific car and build theme. Dutchy's WRX powered mini looks amazing in metallic Audi dark blue, with all the accessories blacked out. I've got 'smoke blue' '64 850 with original blue fleck interior, it's going to go great with a bunch of period mods and accessories. If I was building a balls to the wall supercharged 1380 little animal I'd want it to look equally as obnoxious in bright yellow with black interior.

True, I do agree with different builds suiting some really different colour schemes. I guess I was just aiming around more stock round nose models.


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