My experience with Non Standard Combinations.
I have written about this on a few occasions and John has always responded
with a similar response. In my case his response is borne out by my 1966
TR4A. I've owned it since 1969 with relatively low mileage. It's Royal Blue
with a Red Interior. I never thought anything of it over these 40 years
until recent conversations about color and interior combinations. I've only
ever seen 2 others and one of those was the wrong blue and a wine red
interior redone car. The other was a poor photo of a car in New Hampshire
that may well be in a scrap yard at this point. I hope the owner decided
otherwise. I have the Heritage Certificate which confirms the originallity
but no book mentions my particular color combination. Does anyone know of
another TR4A with this combination? Or for that matter does anyone else have
an original car with a non-standard color combination with documentation?
I'm sure there are a lot of cars that have been repainted with new interiors
in non-standard combinations but are they documented as original?
I'd be pleased to send a photo if anyone is interested. If you're not that's
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Macartney" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Robert Davey" <email@example.com>; <Loumetelko@aol.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 11:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TR] TR4A Interior ?
> With the very greatest respect to whoever compiled the Concours Guide, I
> regret to say they are in
> error. While the information was never made *generally public knowledge*
> it was possible for a
> customer to:
> 1. Specify any upholstery colour in the Standard-Triumph range for any
> model of car made by the
> company - even if that colour did not appear in the colour charts.
> Consequently Dark Green and Tan
> were other colours that could be specified for the TR4A.
> 2. Specify non-standard combinations of standard colours that appeared in
> the colour charts.
> Furthermore (though this is surely of little use to anyone now) I still
> have the computer coding
> codicils for those variants from the production indent code book and they
> were written:
> 1. NSTC<DG> or NSTC<T> meaning non-standard trim colour dark green or tan
> as applicable
> 2 Non standard combos were written NSCSC
> Piping was white in all cases
> Sorry, Darrell
>> Thanks for the info Lou, not what I wanted to hear - but that's how they
>> were made. My original
>> top boot is solid red however. I just think the Black over Red/white
>> combination is a little busy
>> versus traditional Black over Red.
>> TRA's TR4A Concours guide states "....colors available for seats and
>> other interior components were black, red or blue. Plastic piping was
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