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    Does anyone know what colour this 16 is that appears on the header from time to time?

    Did they make 12s in the same colour - unless my screen or the photo is off colour, this looks very close to the colour of my first 12 which was a 73, but has long since gone to the crusher, and I never checked the paint code.

    If anyone one knows if this colour was on 73 12s, or a similar turquoise/green type colour that was I would love to know the name and paint code.

    Thanks.

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    Hi Bolla

    It is hard to discern from the pic. It could be Mystic Green like mine or there is a chlorophyl green like Mikeees down ikn Melbourne.

    Alastair

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    Triton Blue I think. R12 didnt come in that colour.
    73 r12 didnt come in blue. It could have been Pale Grape. Did it have blue seats?
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    Here's your answer, from a well thumbed article frequented by Aussie Froggers:

    http://www.drive.com.au/Editorial/Ar...=19149&IsPgd=0

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    Default Triton Green

    Dave,

    Thanks. That is definately the colour . I have never seen another 12 in the same colour although do recalling having seen a couple of 16s in the same colour. Interior was all black vinyl with green carpets in almost the same colour as the exterior.

    Next question, does anyone know where I can find the paint code for Triton Green?

    Thanks.
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    I was close!!

    Triton Green-15487.
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    72 Flame Orange r12 GL sedan
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    I love a happy ending!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bolla View Post
    Dave,

    Thanks. That is definately the colour . I have never seen another 12 in the same colour although do recalling having seen a couple of 16s in the same colour. Interior was all black vinyl with green carpets in almost the same colour as the exterior.

    Next question, does anyone know where I can find the paint code for Triton Green?

    Thanks.

    All Auto Paint (or similar name) on the corner of Dandenong and Blackburn Roads Clayton, opposite Godfreys in the shopping centre.

    Byron is the owner and will match to code (or sample) in either acrylic or two pack.

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    Default Thank you all!

    Thanks. I appreciate all the help, now I have to decide whether to change colour on Michael's old white wagon to Triton Green, or leave it as white. While the body is nice and straight, it could really do with a re-apray, its just a matter of how much work I want to invest.

    I am leaning towards the colour change as I did love the green colour, and now I know what paint to get, and where I can get it from. I can't start until after Christmas, so I guess I have some time to decide.

    Thanks again for all the help.
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    I'll see if I can dig up photos of 2 triton R16s and an R12 wagon...

    In the mean time

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    Bingo!

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    well there you go! I have never seen a r12 in this colour. Not even a picture!
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    2011 Ssangyong Korando

    previous cars;
    81 Sno White R20TS S1
    72 Flame Orange r12 GL sedan
    78 Azure Blue Virage wagon
    75 ghost gum R16 ts
    74 Track blue r12 wagon
    74 Ghost Gum r12 wagon

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    Default R12

    Mikee,

    Great photos. Maybe it was a popular colour for 12s in SA - mine was a SA car RR rego (I grew up there), and I see that the 12 in the photo is an SA reg but slightly later RZ.

    The photo definatley inspires me - I think I will paint the white wagon in Triton Green, I did always think that this was the perfect colour for a Froggie car.
    Bolla

    85 Feugo x2
    83 Fuego (stored parts car)
    75 R12 Almost on the road!
    74 R12 Wagon undergoing restoration
    03 BMW K1200RS

    Ford Territory & Focus

    Previously
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    73 R12
    79 Virage

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