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Re: British racing green

Subject: Re: British racing green
From: "W. R. Gibbons" <>
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 1996 14:27:00 -0400 (EDT)
On Wed, 10 Apr 1996 wrote:

> Just to throw in a little trivial background. The reason provided by Gerry
> Coker and Bic Healey as to why Healeys were not, repeat not, produced in
> "BRG' (actually spruce green originally, after the first BN1s, was that the
> quality of the paint was so bad that if a car was left out in the rain and
> then sunlight, the water drops on the car would cause the paint to discolor,
> and dealers were spending too much time and money repainting under warranty.
>  Healey didn't produce a "true" BRG car until the sports convertibles. It was
> initially a yellowish green which was later modified to be a darker green.
> Gary Anderson
> 60 BN7 (ice blue metallic), 71 MGBGT(sort of dark blue), 88 XJ6 (Solent
> Blue).

That's interesting.  The bugeye was produced in BRG for about a year, 
then the green was changed to a medium yellow green called leaf green, 
which continued throughout production even though it was never very 
popular.  Your explanation is the first I've heard that could account for 
switching from a popular green to an unpopular one and sticking with it. 

   Ray Gibbons  Dept. of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
                Univ. of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
        (802) 656-8910

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