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Bob_Defly

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1,694 posts

143 months

Friday 17th August 2012
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Are there any good pics of Triumph cars racing in 'team' colours? Just wondering what they are...

spitfiresteve

16 posts

60 months

Saturday 18th August 2012
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Try a google search for ADU 1B, This will give you the colours that the spitfires raced in at Le Mans.
Apart from that I think that the works rally cars (spitfires), were a pale blue and the Dolomites and TR 7's raced in Rothmans colours, and possibly that the big saloons were white with a matt black bonnett.
There were other colour schemes in the states, for example, group 44 cars and the famous candy box
Vittesse of kastner.

Don't put too much stock in this though, as my knowledge is limited.

happy googling.


//j17

2,693 posts

135 months

Monday 20th August 2012
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The rally Spirfires were just power blue and the rally big saloons white with black bonnets, so not very exciting.

Le Mans colours were BRG + red/yellow/white, for both the earlier TRs

and later Spitfires


The TR7/8 rally cars were generally red/white/blue


A lot of Kas Kastner's cars raced in Quaker State colours



morgs_

1,113 posts

99 months

Wednesday 22nd August 2012
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davepoth

27,365 posts

111 months

Saturday 25th August 2012
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Bob_Defly

Original Poster:

1,694 posts

143 months

Friday 7th September 2012
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thanks everyone.

tapkaJohnD

638 posts

116 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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OR
The Kastner-Brophy Vitesse



AKA The Candy Box.

John

Agrispeed

988 posts

71 months

Friday 12th October 2012
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there was the Spitfire 'Monaco' as well, silver IIRC, looked pretty snazzy.

rallyspit

55 posts

75 months

Friday 12th October 2012
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Agrispeed said:
there was the Spitfire 'Monaco' as well, silver IIRC, looked pretty snazzy.
I think you probably mean the Macau Spitfire, of which there was the original, which competed at the Macau Grand Prix and last known in the care of Canley Classics, and an extremely good replica, built by Bernard Robinson and I believe still resides at the Triumph Sports Six Club HQ in Lubenham.

Agrispeed

988 posts

71 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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rallyspit said:
Agrispeed said:
there was the Spitfire 'Monaco' as well, silver IIRC, looked pretty snazzy.
I think you probably mean the Macau Spitfire, of which there was the original, which competed at the Macau Grand Prix and last known in the care of Canley Classics, and an extremely good replica, built by Bernard Robinson and I believe still resides at the Triumph Sports Six Club HQ in Lubenham.
sorry 'macau' even, my apologies which i believe has indeed been restored by Canley, as is ADU 1B and a few others, Including the gold seal spit, which was an all plastic version, with only the floor and bulkhead being metal!