[Healeys] Advice sought..Dash colour.

Tracy Drummond bighealey at charter.net
Thu May 30 17:36:57 MDT 2013

Paint the car orange and have grey coves and dash.

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On May 30, 2013, at 12:22 PM, Michael Salter <michaelsalter at gmail.com> wrote:

> Further to this thread I should mention that there were no seats in the car
> when I got it so I have no idea what colour they were.
> The remnants of the boot liner were dark blue and there was what I believe
> to be some dark blue leatherette in the doors and little bits of dark blue
> carpet in a few spots.
> I'm pretty sure that the interior was therefore dark blue.
> I have no idea about the seats or the top.
> It has been suggested that persimmon dash would look odd with blue seats,
> how about persimmon seats with blue or grey piping and the rest of the
> interior dark blue..
> I'm grasping here guys...humor me!!!
> Michael S
> On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 10:16 PM, Michael Salter
<michaelsalter at gmail.com>wrote:
>> 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
> --
> Michael Salter
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