Miscellaneous fun bits
Click here to visit RS Bike Paint. You can enter your motorbike make, model and year to find the colour it originally had.
1932-50 Red Hunter Red on Red Hunters surprisingly, and 1937-50 SQ4s, petrol tanks and rim centres – Renault ‘Rouge’ RE705 AD 06-354 (our esteemed Ariel club archivist swears by this one); International Harvester Red ICI 6931; Vauxhall Monza Red (1968-71) ICI 7730 may be a bit dark.
1938-51 Green, usually found as an option on export deluxe models and 1939 SQ4, petrol tanks and rim centres – BMC or Leyland Reseda Green ICI HC76, very good.
1951-53 Deep Crimson, all models from February 1951, petrol tanks and rim centres – British Leyland or Rover Damask Red ICI 4808, spot on.
1953 Wedgwood Blue, all parts, used on VHA, KHA, MK II – Ford Shark Blue ICI 3332; 1980 Ford Nordic Blue (Glasurit FD 358)
1954-58 Deep Claret, all models and all parts. Wheel centres until 1956 – Ford Garnet ICI NC78; Leyland Hunter Maroon B.
1956-58 Cherokee Red used on HS and with black as ‘export finish’ – as ‘Red Hunter’ Red above. North American export models were in ‘Bright Cherokee Red’ (export finish) with the option of black on Square Fours.