Technical Supplement No BKTSR002 - Colour Schemes

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Workshop Manual Reference

Section R - Body

Compiled: Barry Kensett

This revision 18 January 2014

 

Where two tone colours are quoted the top colour is listed first e.g. Dark Grey/Light Grey

Year Body Upholstery
1950 Black

Green
Grey
Red

  Connaught Green Grey
  Ivory Green
Red
  Lakeside Green Green
  Pastel Blue Blue

1951
1952

Black Beige
Blue
Green
Grey
Red
  Connaught Green Green
Grey
  Ivory Green
Red
  Lakeside Green Green
  Pastel Blue Blue
1953
1954
Black Blue
Green
Grey
Red
Tan
  Ivory Green
Red
Tan
  Light Grey (called Grey 54) Blue
Green
Grey
Red
  Pastel Blue Blue
  Sage Green Green
Grey 53 only
Red 53 only
Tan 53 only
  Dark Grey/Light Grey Blue 53 only
Green 53 only
Grey
  Sage Green/Light Green Green
Grey 53 only
Red 53 only
Tan 53 only
1955 Black Blue
Green
Grey
Red
Tan
  Grey Grey
  Ivory Green
Red
Tan
  Sage Green Green
  Smoke Blue Blue
  Dark Grey/Grey Grey
  Sage Green/Light Green Green
1956
1957
1958 (To April)
Black Blue
Green
Grey
Red
Tan
  Dark Grey Ditto
  French Grey Ditto
  Ivory Ditto
  Sage Gree Ditto
  Smoke Blue Ditto
  Dove Grey/Smoke Grey Ditto
  Fawn/Black (58 only) Ditto
  Fawn/Parchment (58 only) Ditto
  Pale Green/Sage Green (58 only) Ditto
  Smoke Grey/Black (58 only) Ditto
1958 (from April) Two tone as above Ditto
  Black Ditto
  Blue Ditto
  Dove Grey Ditto
  Fawn Ditto
  Pale Green Ditto
  Parchment Ditto
  Sage Green Ditto
  Smoke Grey Ditto
1959
1960

Black Beige
Mid Blue
Red
Rush Green
Silver Grey
  Dark Blue Ditto
  Dove Grey Ditto
  Dover White Ditto
  Heather Brown Ditto
  Light Brown Ditto
  Light Grey Ditto
  Rush Green Ditto
  Shadow Green Ditto
  Smoke Grey Ditto
  Dark Blue/Black Ditto
  Dark Blue/Light Grey Ditto
  Dove Grey/Smoke Grey Ditto
  Heather Brown/Light Brown Ditto
  Light Brown/Black Ditto
  Light Grey/Dark Brown Ditto
  Light Grey/Dove Grey Ditto
  Light Grey/Dover White Ditto
  Rush Green/Black Ditto
  Rush Green/Shadow Green Ditto
  Smoke Grey/Black Ditto
1961 to Feb 1962 Black Blue
Green
Grey
Red
Tan
  Ivory Ditto
  Medium Grey Ditto
  Norse Blue Ditto
  Royal Blue Ditto
  Rush Green Ditto
  Shadow Green Ditto
  Slate Grey Ditto
  Smoke Grey Ditto
  Storm Grey Ditto
  Ivory/Medium Grey Ditto
  Medium Grey/Storm Grey Ditto
  Rush Green/Shadow Green Ditto
  Slate Grey/Royal Blue Ditto
  Slate Grey/Storm Grey Ditto
  Smoke Grey/Black Ditto
1962 (Feb on) Black Blue
Green
Grey
Red
Tan
  Burgundy Grey
Red
  Ivory Blue
Green
Red
Tan
  Light Navy Blue
Grey
Tan
  Medium Grey Blue
Green
Grey
Red
Tan
  Pine Green Green
Grey
Tan
  Shadow Green Green
Grey
Tan
  Slate Grey Blue
Grey
Red
  Smoke Grey Blue
Green
Grey
Red
Tan
  Storm Grey Ditto
  Ivory/Medium Grey Blue
Green
Red
Tan
  Ivory/Storm Grey Ditto
  Medium Grey/Burgundy Grey
Red
  Medium Grey/Light Navy Blue
Grey
Tan
  Medium Grey/Pine Green Green
Grey
Tan
  Medium Grey/Storm Grey Blue
Green
Grey
Red
Tan
  Shadow Green/Pine Green Green
Grey
Tan
  Slate Grey/Light Navy Blue
Grey
Tan
  Slate Grey/Storm Grey Blue
Grey
Red
  Smoke Grey/Black Blue
Green
Grey
Red
Tan
1963
1964
Black Blue
Green
Red
Stone
Tan
  Burgundy Grey
Red
Stone
  Charcoal Blue
Green
Grey
Red
Stone
  Juniper Green Green
Grey
Stone
Tan
  Light Navy Blue
Grey
Stone
  Marine Grey Blue
Greenm
Grey
Red
Stone
Tan
  Pine Green Green
Grey
Stone
Tan
  Stone Grey Blue
Green
Red
Tan
  Steel Blue

Blue
Grey
Red
Tan

  White Blue
Green
Red
Stone
Tan
  Juniper Green/Pine Green Green
Grey
Stone
Tan
  Marine Grey/Black Blue
Green
Grey
Red
Stone
Tan
  Marine Grey/Charcoal Blue
Green
Grey
Red
Stone
Tan
  Marine Grey/Light Navy Blue
Grey
Stone
  Marine Grey/Pine Green Green
Grey
Stone
Tan
  Steel Blue/Charcoal Blue
Grey
Red
  Steel Blue/Light Navy Blue
Grey
Stone
  Stone Grey/Burgundy Grey
Red
Stone
  Stone Grey/Juniper Green Green
Grey
Stone
Tan
  White/Marine Grey Blue
Green
Red
Stone
Tan

 

ICI Original Colour Codes 1957 on

(Not a complete list for the above schemes but the best data we have at this time)

 

Base Colour ICI Code P030-
White 9929
Black 9901
Reduced Black P062-9901
Scarlet 9920
Crimson 9921
Turkey Red Oxide 9915
Reduced Turkey Red Oxide P062-9915
Garnet Maroon 9923
Reduced Garnet Maroon P062-9923
Fast Yellow 9970
Reduced Fast Yellow P062-9970
Mid Chrome Yellow 9931
Yellow Oxide 9911
Reduced Yellow Oxide P062-9911
Permanent Green 9905
Reduced Permanent Green P062-9905
Brunswick Blue 9931
Bkue Lake 9930
Permanent Blue 9904
Indigo Blue 9932

 

Model Colours

 

Model Colour Code P030- Makeup
Heather Brown 3272 White 50%
Black 28%
Turkey Red Oxide 13%
Yellow Oxide 9%
Light Brown 3264 White 66%
Black 19%
Turkey Red Oxide 9%
Yellow Oxide 6%
Light Green 3185 White 73%
Black 13%
Yellow Oxide 25%
Permanent Green 4%
Rush Green 3271 White 52%
Yellow Oxide 25%
Black 31%
Permanent Green 2%
Juniper Green 4119 Black 44%
White 43%
Yellow Oxide 8%
Permanent Green 5%
Shadow Green 3273 Black 40%
White 31%
Yellow Oxide 20%
Permanent Green 9%
Grey Green/Sage Green 2464 Black 41%
Yellow Oxide 23%
Permanent Green 21%
White 15%
Pine Green 4201 Permanent Green 50%
Black 35%
Fast Yellow 15%
Smoke Grey 3208 Black 50%
White 46%
Yellow Oxide 4%
Ivory 3427 White 94%
Reduced Yellow Oxide 4%
Reduced Black 1%
Reduced Fast Yellow 1%
White 3525 White 93%
Reduced Yellow Oxide 5%
Reduced Black 3%
Dover White 3274 White 86%
Reduced Yellow Oxide 7%
Reduced Black 7%
Light Grey 3265 White 89%
Black 5%
Reduced Turkey Red Oxide 4%
Yellow Oxide 2%
Stone Grey 5034 White 89%
Black 7%
Yellow Oxide 3%
Turkey Red Oxide 1%
Slate Grey 3424 White 81%
Black 11%
Reduced Garnet Maroon 7%
Blue Lake 1%
Steel Blue 3527 White 74%
Black 23%
Blue Lake 3%
Smoke Blue 3306 White 53%
Black 34%
Blue Lake 9%
Permanent Green 4%
Dark Blue 3289 Black 41%
White 35%
Permanent Blue 17%
Blue Lake 7%
Royal Blue 3431 Blue Lake 32%
Black 32%
White 27%
Permanent Blue 9%
Norse Blue 3425 Permanent Blue 36%
Black 26%
Permanent Green 25%
White 13%
Light Navy 4202 Brunswick Blue 42%
Black 28%
Blue Lake 19%
White 10%
Burgundy 6203 Garnet Maroon 75%
Black 19%
Turkey Red Oxide 4%
White 2%
Marine Grey 3428

White 59%
Black 40%
Yellow Oxide 1%

Black 122 NA
Fawn 3206 NA
Parchment 3209 NA
Ivory 2155 NA
French Grey 3095 NA
Pastel Blue 2157 NA

 


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