colour is my MGB?
Thomas Hagemann posted a query on the V8 Register
Facebook Group saying "I have have been stripping the underneath of my MGB
and discovered a beige tone. Would like to respray in a colour as close as possible
to the original. Does anybody now the RAL or color code please?
Black responded by posting photos of two pages from a publication listing
the colours - copies alongside. See
also a larger copy .
The MGBGTV8 colours are set out in a colour
table on the V8 Website together with V8NOTE404
from Angus Munro on where you can get touch up paint.
responded "the car is Bracken at present . I am looking for the original
beige yellowish tone color code of the underneath floorplan.
mentioned Bedouin as a possible colour but that colour (seen on a few MGBs)
was much darker. It is fairly clear from Thomas Hagemann's photo (alongside) that
the colour there is Harvest Gold although there was another similar colour called
Limeflower. There were only two MGBGTV8s produced in Limeflower so it's much more
likely the colour is Harvest Gold.
Victor Smith looked up Thomas
Hagemann's registration of his MGBGTV8 (Bracken 0772) and then checked his copy
of the production records for 0772 and found that car is recorded as produced
at the MG Plant with Bracken bodywork.
See V8NOTE313 for a chart
showing how many MGBGTV8s were made in various colours and the trim colour combinations.
of Thomas Hagemann's MGB
Hagemann with his MGBGTV8