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    what colour and paint code is this safari, is it original do you think

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    There's an early chocolate brown - is that it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balki View Post
    what colour and paint code is this safari, is it original do you think

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    If it is original it looks like AC421, that would make the first car a '67 year model.
    http://www.nuancierds.fr/interieurs/danchotronbreak.htm

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    Yeh... is it ac421?
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    Oh, and a Holden.

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    I'm putting my money on AC401.

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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    I'm putting my money on AC401.
    This AC401
    AC401 Brun Ecorce Citroen DS ID

    This is AC421
    AC421 Bordeaux Citroen DS ID

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    "Déesse" Roland Barthes, 'Mythologies', 1957

    The Déesse has all the characteristics of one of those objects fallen from another universe that fed the mania for novelty in the eighteenth century and a similar mania expressed by modern science fiction: the Déesse is first and foremost the new Nautilus.

    (Umberto Eco [Ed], The History of Beauty, Rizzoli, NY, 2004)

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    That would be 'elbow patch' brown..

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    not sure its either of those colours, it looks metallic and I have only seen it on pallas's, are ther any other possibilities

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    Looks like neither of those - owners choice perhaps.
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    Oh, and a Holden.

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    I would think it is not far from a Brun Scarabee AC427, although slightly lighter .......
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    Looks like Brun Scarabee on my PC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnm View Post
    Looks like Brun Scarabee on my PC.
    Could well be, not the best pics to get a good idea of colour.
    AC 427 Brun scarabée according to nuancierds wasn't used until 1975 on the Safari so would indicate not original to the car pictured.

    This is AC427
    AC427 Brun Scarabee Citroen DS ID

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    "Déesse" Roland Barthes, 'Mythologies', 1957

    The Déesse has all the characteristics of one of those objects fallen from another universe that fed the mania for novelty in the eighteenth century and a similar mania expressed by modern science fiction: the Déesse is first and foremost the new Nautilus.

    (Umberto Eco [Ed], The History of Beauty, Rizzoli, NY, 2004)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood View Post
    Could well be, not the best pics to get a good idea of colour.
    AC 427 Brun scarabée according to nuancierds wasn't used until 1975 on the Safari so would indicate not original to the car pictured.

    This is AC427
    AC427 Brun Scarabee Citroen DS ID

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    brun scarabee for my money the same as my DS 23 Safari.
    mine is all brown but I like the silver roof and around the rear windows.

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    Piggybacking this thread! I've stripped my bonnet for respray and the underside has a curious single coating which is as the photo shows, now the top was originally blanc meije and ALL the underside was this colour, some earlier heat proof type paint perhaps? Anybody come across this before? Know if there's a code for it? Maybe a question for Mr Nuancierds?
    The panel has as is visible a metallic later respray in gold past where the matting sits, but the only coating below that is the 'greyish' stuff.
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    Ps Balki that brown Safari is as I guess you know in the premises of those folks who were on Grand Designs who someone mentioned were now restoring D's, so they should be pretty easy to track down and email them your query about what exactly that paint-job is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forumnoreason View Post
    Piggybacking this thread! I've stripped my bonnet for respray and the underside has a curious single coating which is as the photo shows, now the top was originally blanc meije and ALL the underside was this colour, some earlier heat proof type paint perhaps? Anybody come across this before? Know if there's a code for it? Maybe a question for Mr Nuancierds?
    The panel has as is visible a metallic later respray in gold past where the matting sits, but the only coating below that is the 'greyish' stuff.
    Steven

    Hi Steven... the underside of my bonnet is that colour... I took it as a primer? I kept it as is when I did the respray, just gave it a fresh coat of grey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forumnoreason View Post
    Piggybacking this thread! I've stripped my bonnet for respray and the underside has a curious single coating which is as the photo shows, now the top was originally blanc meije and ALL the underside was this colour, some earlier heat proof type paint perhaps? Anybody come across this before? Know if there's a code for it? Maybe a question for Mr Nuancierds?
    The panel has as is visible a metallic later respray in gold past where the matting sits, but the only coating below that is the 'greyish' stuff.
    Steven
    I'd say it could be the original finish, I've no idea why or on what year models but I've seen that grey on cars where the external colour has been quite different.

    Example, this is a totally original DS23 at Citromuseum painted in gris nacré AC 095
    DS 23 Pallas 1973 (19 151 Km)

    Note the inside of the front Valance/ Rear guard/ etc. - the grey appears to have a satin finish.
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    "Déesse" Roland Barthes, 'Mythologies', 1957

    The Déesse has all the characteristics of one of those objects fallen from another universe that fed the mania for novelty in the eighteenth century and a similar mania expressed by modern science fiction: the Déesse is first and foremost the new Nautilus.

    (Umberto Eco [Ed], The History of Beauty, Rizzoli, NY, 2004)

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    A practical suggestion re the grey's origin. It would almost certainly have been a "slops" paint, mixed from all the leftover colours and gun wash solvent, then added to a recipe of white and a dash of black.

    Rapid coverage with good opacity, lowest cost. Good chance it was sprayed hot, too, if a nitro lacquer.

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    I think I can rustle up some slop paint! (ing!) tout rapide.. it does have a sheen and is almost metallic and khaki ish... Chris that paint on the valance is undercoat as used on chassis, mostly hidden by black ever since on most vehicles, same as cover on petrol tank, but the puke weird grey must have been the slop effort as Addo points out used on inside of panels not visible, ie rear panels snd bonnet underside.

    Don't know if the insides of doors copped it though.

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    i did email them last week but no replay so far

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    I think i might get a sample of brun scarabee mixed in 2k base coat and paint a large sample and see if i like it

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    I seem to recall from 20+ years ago someone saying there were two tones of Brun Scarabee, normal and a darker one, and you had to be careful when ordering it.

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    yes the brun is up there on my faves for a D, along with blue delta and my all time best is bleu d'orient. I'm just going with blanc meije on my resto, original tone, it actually is quite good for heat reasons and hiding imperfections. The brun is classic seventies styling.

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