As car colors go, orange ebbs and flows in desirability. Today, you can find a fairly wide selection of oranges on dealer's lots. In the seventies earth tones were in vogue and orange was available in several shades on the cars we own and love. Let's take a look at a few of them.
Triumph's TR6 came in a few shades of orange, however some of them were called yellow in the brochures.
This car is painted in Saffron. While not an eye-searing orange, it has been described as a "muddy" orange, not unlike the color called Bronze Yellow that was used on other BL products at the time.This color was offered on 1971 and 1972 TR6s.
MG offered several shades of orange and they were also called by names other than orange, too.
While other British manufacturers certainly offered cars in various shades of orange, I've focused on the ones that sold in larger numbers here in America. the colors noted above were also available on MG Midgets and Triumph Spitfires and GT6s, too.
If you have a few minutes to spare, you may want to browse the color chips that were scanned at the MG Experience web site. Bear in mind that a lot of subtle color alteration takes place during the scanning process and the colors will vary from monitor to monitor, but it is interesting to see.
Happy Halloween from Positive Earth!