A noted Lotus race car restorer once told me, "Find the shade you like best, paint the car, and tell everyone that THIS IS BRITISH RACING GREEN". This color is known by Dupont as Conifer/Triumph Racing Green, and looks right to my eyes.
I have seen "real BRG" race cars vary from Kelly Green to Almost Black....
I plan to wait on the yellow until I see the car completely in color. My wife is against the lipstick ring around the nose but I may try a tasteful center stripe.
I have an Indian Princess campout with my daugthers that weekend, but My plan was to have the car there, right up until I heard realized I had a conflict. Now I am setting my sights on the Historic Races at Road America.
Yes. That's because there is no certain color that is real BRG. Back in the day when each country had a racing color, Italy was red GB was green etc. They didn't specify the shade. If they did, how would one know if it was right. You would have to have something like a reflection densi
tometer to measure the wavelength of light it reflected. I've owned several Triumphs, some of which were BRG. Other makes were a little different. On another note, a lot of people don't know that Ferrari red now is not the same as the old Ferrari red.