How can I find out the original colour of my Vixen

How can I find out the original colour of my Vixen

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Mr Plow

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1,187 posts

195 months

Monday 26th April
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Hi All

Original colour is listed as "green". The current colour is similar to what I can only describe as Kawasaki green.

How can I find out the original colour from the factory. I presume Kawasaki green wouldn't have been an option!?!?!

Do TVRCC hold such records?

Cheers

nwarner

594 posts

227 months

Monday 26th April
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This may help

Nige

Mr Plow

Original Poster:

1,187 posts

195 months

Monday 26th April
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Thanks Nige

I found that but unfortunately no reference to green. I wonder if the colour and the v5 details have been changed in its life time.
Is there any way of telling original colour from the chassis or reg number (if reg is original)?

The is currently colour, hand painted in some areas!!


jim3000s

140 posts

175 months

Monday 26th April
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This could be Ford Le Mans green, a period colour used on Mk1 Escorts. Some Vixens / Tuscans were painted this colour.

Monkeythree

485 posts

196 months

Monday 26th April
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I agree with Jim, Le Mans green. I think it was only introduced quite late in the production run. AFAIK there is only one Tuscan in that colour.

GTRene

12,236 posts

191 months

Tuesday 27th April
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Mr Plow said:
Hi All

Original colour is listed as "green". The current colour is similar to what I can only describe as Kawasaki green.

How can I find out the original colour from the factory. I presume Kawasaki green wouldn't have been an option!?!?!

Do TVRCC hold such records?

Cheers
maybe its in one of those?












GTRene

12,236 posts

191 months

Tuesday 27th April
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It looks like? the "Green 45369" on the 1978 imported car colors map.

Mr Plow

Original Poster:

1,187 posts

195 months

Monday 3rd May
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Thanks Everyone.

I like the sound of Le Mans Green.

GTRene said:
It looks like? the "Green 45369" on the 1978 imported car colors map.
Agree.

I've asked the TVRCC if they have any information on the car to try and find out if it was originally this colour. I'll let you know how I get on.

moluag

91 posts

129 months

Friday 4th June
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As regards the original colour of your car, TVR did keep Build records, and David Gerald TVR used to have them whilst at Inkberrow.

I think these may have been given to the TVR Car Club, but can't be sure.

I obtained the relevant page of these build records for my Tuscan V6 in 2010, while my car was being restored by David Gerald.

My car is Ford Le Mans green, but it was the colour chosen by myself when I ordered the car in August 1971, and it cost me £15 for a non-standard colour.

The other colour that is almost identical, that I have seen on a 1300 Vixen from Yorkshire, is Lotus Pistachio.

Hope this helps.

V6 Pushfit

16,810 posts

77 months

Saturday 5th June
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Unfortunately TVR no longer have the build records for this era.


Suffice to say someone has them but it’s not known who - possibly a collector in Europe.