1275 GT thread

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The page of the parts book showing the early bonnet hinge arrangement
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And a nos pair of early 1275GT bonnet hinges
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66Traveller wrote: Sat Sep 11, 2021 6:51 am
surfblue63 wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:31 pm
66Traveller wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:14 pm Its interesting that black was the standardised interior trim option in 1969-70 across all exterior colours (like the Mk2 Cooper / Cooper S I guess). Also interesting that Teal Blue isn't on the exterior colour published list for that year (my car was that colour from new) yet there is a Motorgraphs Longbridge production line photo from late 1969 early 1970 with an Antelope and a Teal Blue car. Presumably things had already begun to fall apart by then!
I think the first car in that Motor Graphs shot is a Clubman Saloon in Blue Royale. Can't see a GT badge and it looks like a Clubman grille. Also looks to have drum brakes

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Yes noticed that the first car isn't a GT - but the colour isn't Blue Royale (BU 38) I don't think - its too light and vibrant. Looks like Teal (BLVC 18)...
Not much difference between Blue Royale and Teal. Also it looks like they used flash for the picture, which always messes with the true colour in a photo.

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I have a set of genuine NOS red vinyl side stripes , what i can gather is these are only for white cars :o , so not very sort after.
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surfblue63 wrote: Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:45 am
66Traveller wrote: Sat Sep 11, 2021 6:51 am
surfblue63 wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:31 pm

I think the first car in that Motor Graphs shot is a Clubman Saloon in Blue Royale. Can't see a GT badge and it looks like a Clubman grille. Also looks to have drum brakes

Blue Royale.jpg
Yes noticed that the first car isn't a GT - but the colour isn't Blue Royale (BU 38) I don't think - its too light and vibrant. Looks like Teal (BLVC 18)...
Not much difference between Blue Royale and Teal. Also it looks like they used flash for the picture, which always messes with the true colour in a photo.


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That is true about flash - but the Antelope still looks Antelope... And Blue Royale is a lot darker (much darker than Trafalgar Blue for example)
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goff wrote: Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:22 pm I have a set of genuine NOS red vinyl side stripes , what i can gather is these are only for white cars :o , so not very sort after.
Also used on Black Tulip when that colour had Geranium trim.
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surfblue63 wrote: Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:38 pm
goff wrote: Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:22 pm I have a set of genuine NOS red vinyl side stripes , what i can gather is these are only for white cars :o , so not very sort after.
Also used on Black Tulip when that colour had Geranium trim.
That must have looked quite good to be fair! I've never seen a surviving 1275GT with Geranium tim - does anybody know of one?
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Was the Marc Bolan car Black Tulip?
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66Traveller wrote: Sat Sep 11, 2021 2:12 pm Was the Marc Bolan car Black Tulip?
According to this old thread on TMF and the colour photo below the Marc Bolan 1275GT was Black Tulip:-
https://www.theminiforum.co.uk/forums/t ... lour-help/

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