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Pete overington
July 17, 2017, 1:02pm Report to Moderator

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Hi guys.

In need of a bit of help please if possible. My gt6 is currently in for a paint job and the id plate states 56 by the paint section. My sprayer thinks this is a blue colour by his records but the car is currently yellow so we are a little confused. Has anyone got any ideas???
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July 17, 2017, 1:14pm Report to Moderator

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I think code 56 is "Royal Blue" for years 64-70
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July 17, 2017, 1:20pm Report to Moderator

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Listed as Royal Blue here

Ah beaten to it
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Pete overington
July 17, 2017, 1:30pm Report to Moderator

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Yer strange. Pretty sure the body was originally yellow as there's no signs of blue on it at all. Could it have had a new body and the plate swapped over? Are there any other ways to identify original numbers etc on the car, maybe another plate or numbers in the shassy
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July 17, 2017, 1:46pm Report to Moderator

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Just paint the car blue.

Or yellow, which ever you prefer.

Just don't worry about what it was or is, as you may discover that it isn't what it was or what it is.


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July 17, 2017, 2:01pm Report to Moderator

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My GT6 has paint code 54 on the plate. Fortunately it has Old English White on the bodywork. Like Colin says, paint it whatever colour you think looks good and don't worry about it.

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July 17, 2017, 2:40pm Report to Moderator

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What colour does it say on the V5
That will save lots of hassle, paint it what the V5 states
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Pete overington
July 17, 2017, 3:07pm Report to Moderator

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Yellow on the log book so I'll stick to that. Just don't want to devalue it and wasn't sure what best to do.
Thanks for your help!

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You can always buy and fit a repro commission plate and stamp it with the code of your yellow if it bothers you. Beware that the plate style varied considerably over the years though, and some copies are rather more accurate than others.  

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Mark Hammond
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Quoted from efp
You can always buy and fit a repro commission plate and stamp it with the code of your yellow if it bothers you. Beware that the plate style varied considerably over the years though, and some copies are rather more accurate than others.  

Then it'll differ to whatever the heritage certificate says.....


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