[Healeys] Advice sought..Dash colour.

Michael Salter michaelsalter at gmail.com
Wed May 29 20:16:16 MDT 2013

I'm sure some of you have read my blog post regarding the original dash
colour the early BN1 I'm restoring.
If not you can read it here <http://www.netbug.net/blogmichael/?p=911>.
I have now got the car back from paint and although I had pretty well
decided to paint the dash in dark blue I'm having second thoughts.
Now that I can see the original Healey Grey on the car I can appreciate why
the original dash may have been painted bright red/orange (persimmon). The
colour looks absolutely stunning next to the grey.
One of the most memorable cars I ever saw was a huge American tourer, I
think it was a
Duesenberg at the Meadowbrook Concours in the mid 90's. That car was
painted in the most amazing grey and orange tartan, and even more amazing,
it was the original paint scheme!!!
Should I paint the dash persimmon?
I'm pretty convinced that that was the original colour.
I would really appreciate some input.

Michael Salter

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