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brent615
02-25-2008, 09:44 PM
Is that right? See the eBay listing below. I have a DuPont color chart that shows which colors were available which years. Now I may be reading it wrong but from that chart it appears black and white were available ALL years. What is the truth?

Black TR6 (https://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&sspagename=STRK%3AMEBTOX%3A IT&viewitem=&item=330214502823&_trksid=p3984.cTODA Y.m238.lVI)

Andrew Mace
02-25-2008, 09:49 PM
It is my understanding that black wasn't normally available on the TR6, or on most any Triumph sold in the US after about 1966 or 1967. I can't say for sure about other markets. On the other hand, I have it on good authority (namely John Macartney, for those who know that name) that a customer or dealer with a really good "in" with the Company could, in fact, get almost any color desired.

Mickey Richaud
02-25-2008, 09:50 PM
"New White" was available, but not black.

Brosky
02-25-2008, 10:15 PM
If I ever get another one, it will be black. Actually, the TR4A in black is kind of my little dream car.

poolboy
02-25-2008, 10:20 PM
The black in the color chart may have been rear valance black?

brent615
02-25-2008, 10:21 PM
I plan to paint mine this spring and I am going to black. original color was safron yellow, a little too flashy for me. I'll post pics when and if i get there.

like this too..
https://bp3.blogger.com/_lG7bJBcd26k/RxAbuYR4YuI/AAAAAAAAAAU/8fuGuZ5Y6xM/s320/063c_4.jpg

https://bp2.blogger.com/_lG7bJBcd26k/RxAb2IR4YvI/AAAAAAAAAAc/LClTY4WvQY0/s320/060d_4.jpg

Brosky
02-25-2008, 10:22 PM
Maybe, but it was satin, not glossy.

Leebo
02-25-2008, 10:36 PM
IMHO, the best colours:

TR2/3 - black
TR4/4A - BRG
TR6 - red

the interior for all would be tan.

YMWV

kodanja
02-26-2008, 07:56 AM
I think the black looks nice'

But it makes the car look even smaller than it is...


looks real nice with the tan interior
Nice hard top too.

Geo Hahn
02-26-2008, 11:01 AM
I recall John saying that the black cars were painted on Fridays because after using black the paint equipment had to be thoroughly dismantled and cleaned.

The other colors could be used w/o a thorough cleaning by just spraying until the new color came through.