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JohnW63 John Williamson
Apple Valley, CA, USA   USA
She stumbled on this blue and white Sptifire, and thought that color looked good, with the stripes, even though it is lighter than she thought she would like. Is this Saphire blue or something even lighter ?





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Tobydog Dennis E
Indianapolis, IN, USA   USA
Doug, You are correct sir ! I knew it had something to do with a fire !smiling smiley

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Tonyfixit Tony M
Duncan, BC, Canada   CAN
If my car were not Mallard Blue, I might chose Valencia. I prefer not to see matalic paint on classic cars.

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tlcgt6 Tommy Cook
Colleyville, TX, USA   USA
1971 Triumph GT6 MkIII "Banana Hannah"
1972 Triumph GT6 "The T"
code 68? Slate Gray

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Close to Sarnia, ON, Canada   CAN
1995 MG MGF "Barney"
1996 Land Rover Discovery
Always liked 96 - Sapphire





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JohnW63 John Williamson
Apple Valley, CA, USA   USA
Is the car posted just above Sapphire ?



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Brad.Cogan Bradley Cogan
RAF Cosford, Shropshire, UK   GBR
1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Wray"
1989 Toyota MR2 "Red Mister Two"
2007 Fiat Grande Punto "Pepper"
A nice factory colour is Rover Tahiti Blue. They only used this colour in 1977 on the Spitfire I believe. It's my cars original colour and it really shines in the sun.



Brad Cogan

1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500 'Wray'
1989 Toyota MR2 Mk1b AW11 1600 twin cam
2007 Fiat Grande Punto Active 1.2 'Pepper'

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69gt6stopp Paul Stopp
Richmond, BC, Canada   CAN
OK guys you have me going now, I've been contemplating the color for my GT6+ for about 9 years now and finally decided with a darker blue metallic with white stripes similar to a lot of Daytona Cobras you see. I'm just waiting for the warmer weather to finally shoot some paint. See how you like this collection of images, sorry I do not know the paint codes for them. As someone mentioned earlier the final shade can be influenced by the primer base color. I found a good way to experiment is to go to your local car shop and buy a few varying shade rattle cans in your color then see which best suits. You definitely cannot judge the spray color by the plastic cap, but you do get the paint code you want.
Regards,
Paul


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69gt6stopp Paul Stopp
Richmond, BC, Canada   CAN
So I am going to be sneaky and add this 2nd post to show the white stripe over blue configuration from the Daytona Cobra that has influenced my desired color combination.
Regards,
Paul

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bonnett1954 Silver Member Dave Bonnett
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Union Jack"
I like the 1st one Paul.thumbs up Not a fan of metallic paint.

JohnW63 John Williamson
Apple Valley, CA, USA   USA
I like the first two as well. I and the Mrs have been trying to figure out what color each really is. Colors change a lot in different lighting. But a single white stripe is what she is shooting for.

I have a question on some of these.... how the heck did they get a 5 bolt lug pattern wheel on those ?



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leexray Lee Daniels
The Woodlands, TX, USA   USA
I agree that the GT6 looks great in RED! But if you really want "a color that is not that common so the car stands out..." - consider the Triumph color Java Green (Triumph color code 85). I had a '69 GT6+ that I painted Java Green (in the 70s, when the color was currently in use on Triumphs). Sadly, I have absolutely no photos of that car (bought in '76, sold in '78) - but I found a few photos of one here: http://car-from-uk.com/sale.php?id=26170.

I later owned a '78 Spitfire 1500 in white - I loved that color on that car. I do have one old photo of it (taken in about '88) attached here.

Lee


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tightapex Greg Bailey
Gilroy, CA, USA   USA
1974 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "The Toy"
The previous owner went with tasteful, painted silver stripes over French Blue with my car. White would've been the standard go-to color, but I like the subtlety of silver.


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