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can anybody tell me the name and code for the paint on my humber super snipe. It 1961 the tax book says it charcoal and fawn I can get the charcoal the roof is the one I cant fawn can anybody help Thank you
The tax book normally has a simplified description, so "Red" for
instance can be any shade of red. I doubt that the Rootes colour was
called fawn because they didn't call any of their colour codes "Fawn".
Rootes should have put colour codes on the chassis identification plate.
Provided your Humber is still in its original colours, the code numbers
shown will translate to paint descriptions, and there is a translation
table from colour code to name and other paint manufacturers part
If you can't find the colour codes or you have a car which has had a
colour change, then there are a few colour samples here:
Note that this is an incomplete list. I couldn't find a complete one.
If all that is no help, some body repair businesses have an arrangement
with paint suppliers, so that a small chip of original paint can be
colour matched by computer and a tin of the appropriate colour can be
made up for an exact match. This can be useful if the original colour
has faded over time and any touching up shouldn't show.