1963 Jaguar E-Type OTS
The story of a ground up restoration of a classic "XKE" Jaguar roadster

Paint Information: OLD ENGLISH WHITE

 
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fetching & dismantling
sandblasting & evil rust
right "b" pillar
fixing right inner sill
basic body repair, por-15
frame removed, footwell repair
hole fixed, car flipped, etc.
sill stiffeners, rear bulkhead, etc.
various small parts
left sill, added stiffener, etc.
   - lousy weather
trunk floor (reprise)
right floor, left sill, etc.
left floor, wheel well, etc.
right upper wishbone
floor done, car righted
rack, front frame, evil rust
left door cleaned & fitted
right door, right suspension
bonnet, part 1
bonnet, part 2
bonnet, part 3
bonnet, part 4
bonnet, part 5, etc.
bonnet, part 6
bonnet, outer sill, etc.
lots of stuff
left side, bonnet internals
frame, bonnet attached
engine stand, oil pan removal
pistons removed, sanding
sanding, final filling
color, frames, primer
brushed primer test
2nd coat primer
holiday greetings!
finish prep, detail on dent fix
spraying primer
winter chores
  1. undercoat, plating prep
  2. plating, spraying color
bonnet, plate prep, cylinder head
cylinder head paint, bushes
plating saga
front frame, suspension, part 1
front suspension, part 2
front suspension, part 3
priming and painting
bonnet, part 7
painting color!
boot lid, steering wheel
gas tank
winter chores
  1. firewall sundry
  2. front suspension
  3. steering setup
  4. master cylinders/pedals
  5. the rest
data plate screed
winter to spring
  1. irs rebuild
  2. trunk floor, harness
  3. data plate (again)
data plate, door, headlights
dash vinyl, crosshatch aluminum
windshield, right door
interior, "widget"
chrome parts!
door handle details
rolling chassis
molasses rust removal
electrical, part 1
bores, thrust washers
new engine!
head differences
block differences
compression ratio
engine in place!
alternator
catchup & photos
it runs!
setback and brakes
darned close & engine diffs
driven
top and seats

PAINT GUIDE
CREAM
OLD ENGLISH WHITE
PALE PRIMROSE
ASCOT FAWN
GOLDEN SAND
HONEY BEIGE
BRONZE
SIGNAL RED
REGENCY RED
CARMEN RED
CLARET
IMPERIAL MAROON
OPALESCENT MAROON
GREEN SAND
WILLOW GREEN
BRITISH RACING GREEN
OPALESCENT DARK GREEN
TURQUOISE
OPALESCENT SILVER BLUE
AZURE BLUE
COTSWOLD BLUE
DARK BLUE
OPALESCENT DARK BLUE
OPALESCENT SILVER GREY
SILVER
OPALESCENT GUNMETAL
FERN GREY
SABLE
BLACK

OLD ENGLISH WHITE

Years when color was used

The table below lists years when sources claim paints were used for the E-type. The bottom line is the "consensus" information, which is much like a sum of the information provided from the sources. Dark black in the line of years indicates that the source claims the color was available that year. In the "CONSENSUS" line, grey colors indicate depth of consensus, with lighter shades of grey indicating fewer sources agreeing and dark grey or black indicating more consensus. See the guide for more information on the consensus years and the method of compiling the data.

CLASSIC JAGUAR 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74
TERRY'S JAGUAR 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74
RICHARD FALLER (JL) 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74
THOMAS F. HADDOCK 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74

CONSENSUS 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74
Paint codes

The following paint codes were gleaned from many sources, none of which will vouch for their accuracy, I am sure. These codes certainly will provide you some basic information about what paint code may have been used by a paint manufacturer at some time. Whenever it was possible, I have supplied a year when the code was valid or recorded.

Use these codes as a guide. Do not simply order colors based solely on any of these paint codes. Use some method of corroborating and checking the accuracy of the color.

Good luck.

MANUFACTURER
PAINT CODE
RECORD YEAR
Dupont32501Lunknown
PPG82331997
PPG82331997
PPG88941997
Ditzler82331997
Ditzler82331997
Ditzler88941997
Glasurit (BASF)JAG-106unknown
RM7423 unknown

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Report created Saturday, June 26, 2004 at 22:8