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waydeki Wayde Kirvida
Hugo, MN, USA   USA
I need to start thinking about a color for my car and I’m not very interested in going back to Colorado red so does anyone have an example with a photo of some other colors to consider that would be proper? The ones not on my list are British green, black, white, and any sort of beige

For example I like Honolulu blue Trafalgar blue Alaskan blue and this will be more of a rally look with side vents than a chrome look with the bar

Thinking the wire wheels will match the upper or primary body color

Could any color on this chart be considered acceptable? Or do I need to stick to the factory colors of 1964 when it was built?

I will probably narrow it down to three colors and throw them in a hat and let my kids vote or draw straws to choose

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petnatcar Silver Member Peter Carbone
Watertown, NY, USA   USA
Hi Wayde,
My all time favorite color has been silver.
It might look even better from the rear.

Peter


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rusty1c Peter D
Antioch, CA, USA   USA
1961 Austin-Healey 3000 BT7 "RUBY"
1963 Chevrolet C10 "Rusty"
Wayde,
It's your car so paint it any color your heart desires. If you are going the concours route then you should probably stick to the original factory colors that were on the car when it was built.
My daughter picked out the interior and exterior colors for my car and I can't count the number of compliments that I've had. People ask what the name of the color is and I tell them it doesn't have a name just a code number.
Pete

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Mark63 Gold Member Mark DeJager
Calgary, AB, Canada   CAN
1916 Harley-Davidson Pre-War "Steroid (bicycle Size Lol)"
1965 Ford Mustang I "Stang"
Wayde, I agree with Peter and Pete. After many months of research on Healey Blue and other color's, I ended up with a color that would look great even with a little road dirt and a little different. I ended up going for a 2019 Porsche spider color known as Liquid Metal Chrome....water based per factory code.
Plus a little help from my bank manager (wife).
Good luck,
Cheers Mark

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rusty1c Peter D
Antioch, CA, USA   USA
1961 Austin-Healey 3000 BT7 "RUBY"
1963 Chevrolet C10 "Rusty"
Wayde,
Here are a couple of pictures of my car. I chose this red because in the sun it is one color and in the shade it is much darker. I was trying to make the car look a bit richer.
Pete
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JiminRichmond Jim McLeskey
Richmond, VA, USA   USA
Check out this website to try some different colors (note: you can change models) :

http://www.austinhealey.com/catalog/3000mk2/3002cat.html

Good luck! Let us know what you decide to do.

Jim

robcadle Rob Cadle
Redondo Beach, CA, USA   USA
Fun times. I just got my car back from the paint shop and still have a long way to go before it’s on the road but here are a couple pictures.

I wanted a dark BRG but ended up going with a dark green that I saw on a 1950’s Rolls Royce. Like Peter, I was drawn to this color because of the way it changes with light. In the shade it looks black, but in bright light it has a brilliant green.

Sorry for the quality of these photos but without the car running I don’t have much choice on backgrounds

Rob


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Mark63 Gold Member Mark DeJager
Calgary, AB, Canada   CAN
1916 Harley-Davidson Pre-War "Steroid (bicycle Size Lol)"
1965 Ford Mustang I "Stang"
Great color Rob and one that works with the style/shape of the Healey.
Cheers,
Mark

robcadle Rob Cadle
Redondo Beach, CA, USA   USA
Thanks for that, Mark. Looking forward to being able to drive it down to the beach for some photos with a proper background

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rusty1c Peter D
Antioch, CA, USA   USA
1961 Austin-Healey 3000 BT7 "RUBY"
1963 Chevrolet C10 "Rusty"
Great color choice.
Peter

waydeki Wayde Kirvida
Hugo, MN, USA   USA
I’d like to see that Porsche color as I’ve sonsidered some of them

Such as diamond blue metallic

This is that color on a 964


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Dougie Doug Escriva
Portland, OR, USA   USA
If you going to look at a Porsche silver for a Healey, go original ........


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zayante Chris Attias
Felton, CA, USA   USA
1964 MG MGB
1965 Land Rover Series IIA "Mrs. Merdle"
1966 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8 "Louise"
One of the nicest non-stock colors I've seen lately was on a highly modified 100. Sort of a "Green Champagne Metallic" color, with orange- brown interior.


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