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wynlaidig
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"TR3A colors"
 
   I just got a 1960 TR3A that I want to restore to original colors. The BMIHT certificate says the exterior was "powder blue", interior trim was blue leather, and top was white. Question: does that mean that both the tonneau cover and the convertible top was white? Also, what color would the carpet have been? Is there someplace that gives the standard color combinations for TR3A's? Thanks for your help.


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  RE: TR3A colors Jeff McNealadmin Sep-24-03 1
     RE: TR3A colors ZachZ Sep-25-03 2
         RE: TR3A colors wynlaidig Sep-25-03 3
             RE: TR3A colors ZachZ Sep-30-03 4
                 RE: TR3A colors ZachZ Sep-30-03 5
                     RE: TR3A colors ZachZ Sep-30-03 6

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Jeff McNealadmin
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1. "RE: TR3A colors"
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Hello and welcome to the TTN. I'm not a TR3 expert, but I would expect that the tonneau would have matched the top color. And this is just a guess, but I would expect that the carpets were either blue or black. But again, these are just educated guesses. Anyone else have the definitive answers?

Best wishes,

Jeff
San Diego, California
'68 Spitfire Mk3 aka "Mrs. Jones" FD 21032 L


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ZachZ
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2. "RE: TR3A colors"
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Hey guys,

I've got a couple of TR3 books at home - I'll check on the colour chart and give you an update - the 'Original TR' series would probably be a good investment. NFI, blah blah blah:

http://www.mossmotors.com/Shop/ViewProducts.aspx?PlateIndexID=38242
(there's very likely a cheaper source out there)

Also interesting:

http://www.vtr.org/maintain/paint-charts/

Also, I found this webpage -

http://www.miamivalleytriumphs.org/techdocs/trinteriorsII.html

might be useful.

Cheers,

Zach
'70 Spit MK III
Des Moines, Iowa, USA


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wynlaidig
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3. "RE: TR3A colors"
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   Thanks, Zach. The sites were helpful. If you find out any more from your books at home, please let me know. Esp if the Tonneau was white.
Wyn


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4. "RE: TR3A colors"
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<makes throat clearing sound>

According to Original Triumph TR by Bill Piggott,

"The full tonneau cover was listed as an extra, although it was usually supplied. Like the hood, the matching tonneau was made from Vynide covered canvas with a central zip fastener"

For random extra credit, I'll list the possible combinations that you might have been able to put together with a powder blue car:

Paint:
Powder Blue

Trim:
Black, Blue

Hardtop:
Black, Powder Blue, Sebring White

Hood & sidescreens:
White, Black

And for reference, the paint code for the Powder Blue:

Dockers CGB77 or CHC38; ICI HILUX M-048-8013; Pinchin-Johnson PJ426HS or PJ425LB; Berger (Ault and Wiborg), possibly 20589; GIP Ltd GLS 5592

(only a few to choose from there... most are outdated, but may aid in producing the proper colour)

Cheers,

Zach
'70 Spit MK III
Des Moines, Iowa, USA


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ZachZ
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5. "RE: TR3A colors"
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And one additional thought - I assume that the carpet would have been blue, though I don't have any pictures to back that assertation up. I'll keep hunting and check with my friend who is a 3 nut.

Cheers,

Zach
'70 Spit MK III
Des Moines, Iowa, USA


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ZachZ
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6. "RE: TR3A colors"
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LAST EDITED ON Sep-30-03 AT 01:35 PM (PDT)
 
Who needs to work during the afternoon when research is more fun?

Here are the people to ask:

http://www.tr-register.com.au/Files/powderblue.htm

To quote the page, "This page is devoted to that rare breed of TR - the Powder Blue Model. There may well be other rare colours but ... who is going to be the one to set up the Geranium Red page? Or who is going to admit to owning one??? "

And specifically this guy:

http://www.tr-register.com.au/Files/powderblue/richardsj.htm

"Joe Richards, Ohio USA owns this 1960 TR3A which was originally Powder Blue. Joe is the 2nd owner. Original Body Colour was Powder Blue, trimmed in blue leather, white hood and sidecurtains and white wall tires. The only other accessories that the factory fitted were an adjustable steering column and a hoodstick cover."


I think my job here is done. Let us know what you turn up with.

Cheers,

Zach
'70 Spit MK III
Des Moines, Iowa, USA


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