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Mkutz
04-29-2007, 07:56 AM
Hi Folks -- The TR3 is soon on its way to the bodyshop for all the necessary body and paint work. I've decided I want it white, but am somewhat undecided about what color white specifically. What I know is that I'm looking for the brightest white--would this be called Spa, Sebring, or Pearl? I've seen pictures on the internet of TR's in Spa White, and I think that is what I want, but can anyone confirm this or give a description of the colors. I don't think I like the creamy look of Old English White..

I saw some paint chips on VTR, but it wasn't that helpful.

I'll have a red interior with painted Dayton wires. Any suggestions?

Thanks!

NickMorgan
04-29-2007, 08:41 AM
My current TR is Sebring White, which has a slightly blue tinge to it. My previous TR was Pearl White, which was a creamier white. I know these two colours are correct as I have found original paint on both cars. Spa white was a later colour and I would guess this is the "whitest" of the three. This is the colour that TR3Bs would have been painted.

Mickey Richaud
04-29-2007, 08:45 AM
My TR3 was Pearl White, actually a very pale yellow, more like cream. I had the red interior and a red top, and they really went well together.

Attached is the only picture I have on this computer, but it may give you an idea.

Dougs_LBC
04-29-2007, 08:56 AM
I've listed a few links below to sites with Sebring White, Spa White, and Pearl White. I'm debating going with Sebring White on mine. My father had one back in the 60's in this color and really liked it. It is White with a slight Blue tint to it.

https://www.britauto.net/saleimages/triumph/1960TR3A/1960TR3A.html


I think that the Spa White also looks good in the link as well. The guy in the article also had a Red interior in his TR3. It appears to be a brighter White than the Sebring.

https://www.chpltd.com/triumph_world/red.html


Here is a link to the Pearl White as well. I still think that the Spa White is brighter in color.

https://www.wtroadsters.com/PhotoPages/completed/white_tr3.htm


Hope this helps some and let us know what you decide on!

nealm
04-30-2007, 09:54 AM
Here's mine in Old English White. I'm putting in a red interior from Heritage.

https://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c278/nmugherini/TR3/TR3126.jpg


NealM

toysrrus
05-01-2007, 06:46 AM
Hi There Mkutz;

My TR4 is "Spa White"; Perhaps a bit Brighter than "Old English White" (I`m not certain) but Looks Great (Pale Cream Color) & Will virtually match Any Interior Color that you would choose!

Enjoy Yourself & Looking forward to some Pics;

Regards, Russ

Mkutz
05-05-2007, 07:26 PM
Thanks so much all! I think I am confirmed for Spa White.
Thanks!