[Mgs] MGB color codes

Max Heim mvheim at sonic.net
Mon Oct 8 11:36:21 MDT 2012

Yes, Tartan Red is the only red listed for 62-69, looking at the chart in
the Moss Catalog.

Don't let the insurance guys shortchange you. It's a unibody -- there's no
bolt-on fascia, like a modern car -- any body damage needs to be worked by
hand, which is expensive and requires skilled labor.


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Menlo Park, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

on 10/8/12 9:53 AM, Councill, David at dcouncill at msubillings.edu wrote:

> In previous emails from a few weeks ago, I mentioned the rear end collision of
> my 64B. The other driver admitted fault and her insurance company has agreed
> to repair the damage. However, they are balking at the $2400 estimate and want
> to inspect the car at the body shop. So tomorrow I will be taking the car in.
> Granted, there were a few things on the estimate that are a bit excessive - 1
> hour for top removal comes to mind, another is time for mixing paint to get
> the right color. I figured I would get the color code off the Teglerizer site
> but I am getting a server 500 error.
> A little searching and I came to this, which I believe is Paul Hunt's site:
> http://www.mgb-stuff.org.uk/paint.htm
> It confirms what I think is the correct answer - that the car is probably
> tartan red. This site indicates that was the red in use in 1964. Is that the
> only choice of red in 1964? I figured I could give the body shop the Dupont
> and PPG color codes to start with.
> David Councill
> 64 MGB
> 72 MGB
> 67 MGBGT
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