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Paint Color
« on: August 11, 2019, 03:13:52 PM »
I have a '73 MGB. I am cleaning the carbs and then I think I need to paint it. It was originally a maroon I think. The question is what color should I make it.

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Re: Paint Color
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2019, 03:38:48 PM »
You might want to paint it the original color. The MGB is a beautiful car that looks good in all colors, but for originality you might want to research and go back to the original.

It might make it worth more if you ever sell it - though others may have a different opinion. Some enthusiasts look down on non original colors.

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Re: Paint Color
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2019, 09:54:09 AM »
I have to agree. 

Mine is an older restoration from a time when everyone was painting their cars more 'popular' colors.  When I asked the same question of a club president at a show in NY I was attending, he actually looked at the original, unmolested Harvest Gold in the trunk of my 1973 B and said 'Any color but that!'  I went with Tartan Red, an original color for 73, but not for my car.

Looking at shows then (a sea of red and BRG cars, where no one car/color was terribly unique except the odd Damask, Blue or Harvest Gold one) and the much more colorful cars of today, I prefer the diversity.

The original Maroon is such a unique and deep color that looks so good on a chrome bumper car, I'd emphatically say to go original.

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