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1969 US Color & Trim Brochure
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  This topic is about my 1969 Triumph TR6
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cobrapatrol Gold Member Jim Harris
Quartz Hill, CA, USA   USA
My 1969 TR6 has codes Paint 25 Conifer, and Trim 13 Tan and currently has a new coat of modern replicated Conifer and will have a NOS Victoria British Biscuit interior when I'm done putting it back together. But I have searched the internet looking for an image of an original US Paint & Trim brochure that shows that Conifer and Tan color combination with no luck. The continental Colour & Trim brochure for the TR5 or TR6 PI list Conifer and Black or Conifer and Matador Red combinations. Among the many web sites I have visited this German site had a nice collection of actual brochure examples but not one for the 1969 US TR6. There's even this current ebay listing that is so close! So my question is - does anyone have an actual Color and Trim brochure for a 69 US TR6 that shows the Conifer and Tan color combination?



Thanks - Jim



Jim Harris
Quartz Hill, CA

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re-hiker Robert Ernst
Buchs, Z├╝rich, Switzerland   CHE
Good evening Jim

In the Moss Parts Catalogue you find always in the corresponding Section the Colour samples and Designation, as example, Seat Covers or Interior Trim Kits, the rear Inside of the Catalogue is always a comparison List Paint and Colour Codes with the corresponding Samples. And they are free.

Robert

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cobrapatrol Gold Member Jim Harris
Quartz Hill, CA, USA   USA
Thank you for your suggestion, Robert.

I agree that Moss and others (including this web site) are excellent resources.

In this case, though, I am looking for the factory brochure and now I am feeling that it might not exist?



Jim Harris
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bespokeroadster Patrick Huckels
Aurora, CO, USA   USA
1974 Triumph TR6 "Jolly Green Triumph"
Hello again Jim.
It's interesting that in David Knowles' book on page 104 he (or someone else) indicates that there were a few more color combinations available that aren't on the standard chart that you attached. They are:
Conifer with Black or Tan interior (up to March 1969) Your car for example.
Signal Red with Matador red interior (one car only)
Royal Blue with Lt. Tan (apparently more than just one car)
Laurel Green (started in March '69) with Matador Red (apparently for more than one car).

Do you know the build date for your car from the BMHT Certificate?

Cheers

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cobrapatrol Gold Member Jim Harris
Quartz Hill, CA, USA   USA
Hello Patrick

It seems you are still mulling over my question about whether there was a color brochure at the TR6 introduction. According to my BMIHT certificate the build date for my 69 TR was Jan 21st 1969. To me it seemed that the TR6 introduction in January was a little late and perhaps a bit rushed. It appeared that a few salient details about the new model had not been worked out. And, of course, things like the change in green color from Conifer to Laurel in March indicated the hold-over nature of the early TR6 from its TR250 predecessor. But as far as I know, even the TR5 was not offered in Conifer + Tan, although the TR250 was.

Thanks for your research - Jim



Jim Harris
Quartz Hill, CA

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bespokeroadster Patrick Huckels
Aurora, CO, USA   USA
1974 Triumph TR6 "Jolly Green Triumph"
Jim,
I always admired the frugality of Triumph up to the creation of the Wedge, using what was still on the shelf from prior models onto their successors until the warehouse ran out.
Being that your 6 is an early production car, I can imagine it came with the chrome valve cover and rear fender beading, both remnants of the TR250, both installed until supplies lasted. And you can brag that your's is wrapped in Triumph Racing Green #25. It sounds better than Conifer which is a small town not too far out of Denver.
Cheers,
Patrick

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1TR6GUY Mark J
Denver, CO, USA   USA
or, Pinophyta.

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cobrapatrol Gold Member Jim Harris
Quartz Hill, CA, USA   USA
In reply to # 1600559 by 1TR6GUY or, Pinophyta.

Too bad "PINOPHYTA" won't fit on a license plate! Or that the Denver town isn't Pinotopia.



Jim Harris
Quartz Hill, CA

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bespokeroadster Patrick Huckels
Aurora, CO, USA   USA
1974 Triumph TR6 "Jolly Green Triumph"
For the love of tree huggers...........

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1TR6GUY Mark J
Denver, CO, USA   USA
In reply to # 1600708 by bespokeroadster For the love of tree huggers...........

Love tree huggers!

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1TR6GUY Mark J
Denver, CO, USA   USA
In reply to # 1600582 by cobrapatrol
In reply to # 1600559 by 1TR6GUY or, Pinophyta.

Too bad "PINOPHYTA" won't fit on a license plate! Or that the Denver town isn't Pinotopia.

Jim, that would be awesome!

PNOFYTA might work



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