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    Default On the road again after 28years

    She's on the road again finally after 28yrs of slumber

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    It looks superb....well done!!!
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    Your "Coupť" seems very nice Mickris
    CongratulationsCan you show us a little more of this nice refurbished car

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    Mickris lives in the UK. Lucky guy could take it to Paris for a Sunday drive or attend some of the Floride Caravelle clubs weekend events. I know would if I lived in UK.

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    I'd say Mickris has no excuse NOT to take it to France. Sunroof is quite right!!

    Congratulations. Looks lovely M. and thanks for posting. Even the driver's door line looks good.

    Please, more photos.

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    I've had a read over the past few days of all the information in this thread and still unclear of the options for the interior and hard top when a R.1092 Floride was purchased new. Hopefully someone could clear this up for me.

    Looking at this post on Page 2 the cabriolet was available in six colours and there was a Body colour chip, Imitation leather of interior trim chip and a Imitation leather complimentary of the interior trim chip. From that I'm guessing the main seat surface was the middle chip, and the back of the seat, soft-top and soft-top cover was the complimentary colour (right chip)? Not sure if that's correct...

    Was the complimentary colour for the hard-top as well or purchases choice when they ordered their Floride and you could mix and match?
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    No, my understanding is it’s only the seat and interior trim colours that both of those chips represent.
    Hardtops and soft tops I’ve never looked into and I’m not sure what’s original, dark blue on blue, black on red, red on white who knows.
    Perhaps sunroof may know better as they were his shots from a brochure he had if I remember correctly.
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    Yes 62-1092 is correct the swatches are for paint and the interior trim only. Not sure about the fold down hood cover. Black? The hard top colour may have been random. I have a photo showing a yard full fo cars so I'll see if there is any pattern. My metalic green car has a black hard top. Photos in various books,brochures might help but I have lent mine to some one so cannot check them.

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    I have checked my photos of Florides from the period and I have found a photo of a large number of Florides for export to the UK. Not every car is clear but this is what I have counted on those I can see clearly
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    Dark Blue Dark Blue 6
    Light Blue Dark Blue Roof 4
    Metalic Green Metalic green 3
    Metalic Green Black 3
    White Red 5
    White White 1
    Red Red 6
    Red Black 3

    Also the folding hood cover is the same colour as the edges of the seats on white cars. That is Red.

    If I had all my books and brochure I might have other info but thats all I have now.

    What colour is your body?

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    There are two metalic greens Borneo and Missisippi The phot is from a news paper and coloured photos in newspapers back then was not that good and so I cannot tell which green is which. I am not sure that Floride S or Caravelles had different coloured rooves.

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    P.S
    White cars with a red roof had red wheels.

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    To confuse us even more, the page two pics show the red coupe to only have one type of cloth trim. The cream and brown, which I have on one of my coupes, though it also came in a red cloth too (which I think is a little ugly), so don't necessarily take the page two brochure as gospel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunroof View Post

    What colour is your body?
    Thanks for going through photos and counting them up. Seems that there is no real hard and fast rule, I guess for hard tops you could of ordered what you preferred.

    My son inherited my late fathers Floride that you would of seen at some musters and NSW AFCD's. It's blue but not a period blue, he brought it back to life through his restoration of it but the chassis rails are rusted and needs considerable work. I'm thinking of striping it down and putting it on a rotisserie to start addressing the rust repairs.

    As I was never that interested in the Floride I'm now finding out I have an interest so this thread is a great resource for a Floride newbie.
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    The coupes had cloth inserts and the soft tops vinyl (faux leather ). One of the problems is that someone may have converted a fixed head coupe to a soft top or taken good seats from one vehicle and put in the next. It is not necessarily accurate to take colours from currently restored ( or unrestored) vehicles because some may not have been redone as original. I am sure the hard top colours were not generally interchangeable. However if someone came into the agency and said I'll buy one if it has the hard top off that car over there the sales guy would only be too happy to oblige just to get the sale. I don't think the Floride Parts Manual has colour swatches but the Caravelle and perhaps the Floride S Parts manuals do. The Floride parts manuals has the different upolstery colours listed. But and does give indications of what colour went with what. In France there was also a lot of official accessories available. For example there was carpet for the front floor which was normally rubber. It someone was to fit carpet in the front and it used the same style as the original rear carpet then I guess that would be considered an acceptable addition or change to an original car. I usually do prefer original to non original. But each owner has the right to do whatever I guess. But we are really only custodians of a historical object. Eventually someone else will own it and so on for as long as it lasts.
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