Sorry guys, but I own a very original LE and its wheels are painted a
gray. Parts of the wheel are left a natural aluminum, but the background
most certainly gray. The whole wheel is overcoated with a clear
sealer. This, perhaps, gives the appearance of the underlying paint
more gray than it is, but even on the original unused spare the paint
is much more gray than black.
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Of Dodd, Kelvin
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 11:43 AM
To: Paul Hunt (T); Rick Brown; email@example.com
Subject: RE: Limited Edition Wheels
I'm sorry, I can't help with a paint code, but gloss black is pretty
gloss black. In this instance Clausager is incorrect if he states NAS
wheel colour was grey. The wheels were definitely painted black, then
coated. I think the mix up is due to the UK spec wheels being grey, not
black. Their LE models were quite different than the US bound versions.
Clausager is very accurate as far as factory records and UK examples go,
like everyone his books do have some errors.
> Clausager states Dark Metallic Grey, but others have sworn
> blind theirs were
> black. Repaints?
> > "I need to find out what color and paint code was used on 1980 North
> > MGB Limited Edition 5 Spoke Aluminum Wheels. Wheel number
> is: BHH 2258.
> > Color: Black or Gray? Code: ????"