Norton paint colours 1949-1969

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NOC club members are updating the service notes and restoration information. The information they have on colour changes does not fully detail when the colours changed and exactly which variant of colour ie which type of red ,blue etc . Its possible that some USA Enthusiast may have some factory lit that helps as it was the biggest market. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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Here is what I have for my '62 build Atlas:


Some more info here:


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BTW, I long ago sent the NOC my paint spec for the Atlas Cherry red color .... never seen an update in the NOC records.
 
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Don't know if I asked this before. Anybody knows about "Flamboyant green" which could be obtained on late 650SS and Atlas?
Only seen it on mine and one in Switzerland.
 
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For all the Flamboyant's a good source is House of Kolors and their Kandy paints.
 
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Norton commando colors and paint schemes

1968 commando(fastback)
quote colour!

1969 "R"
no codes
red
blue

1969 "S"G=gelcoat/fiberglass
(no codes)
red-
blue-

1969 fastbackG=gelcoat/fiberglass
(no codes)
red-
green-
red/silver-
fireflake silver-


1971-1972
code#+G=gelcoat/fiberglass
1-black

2G-fireflake golden bronze

3G-fireflake roman purple

4G-fireflake royal blue

6G-solid canary yellow

7G-solid signal red

8G-solid british racing green

9G-black-with gold lining

10G-solid signal orange-

11G-solid tangerine-

14-solid blue-silver lining

15-solid IS red

1973, 74, 75 code

02-fireflake golden bronze-no trim
022-fire flake golden bronze-double line trim

06-solid canary yellow-no trim

11-solid tangerine-no trim

13-white-no trim
130

14-blue(solid)-no trim
141-blue-silver single line trim

15-candy apple red-no trim
15-interstate red
152-candy apple red-silver double line trim

04-fireflake royal blue-no trim
042-fire flake royal blue-double line trim

09-black-no trim
091-black-gold single line
092-black-gold double line trim

163-white/blue/red

170-metalic silver-side covers no trim
172-metalic silver-black/red stripes 75-IS tank
 
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HI Slick, The one I am looking at now is the 64 Atlas red tank, I'm inclined to agree with cherry red , later came a darker red . At this time not bothered about paint codes , more about the description used. No 2 people are going to agree on how it should look once they have had the job done. I also suspect that the different factories used different suppliers . At one time Lucas HL buckets came pre painted to Birmingham by a different paint shop. No way could the paints age the same.
 
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The 2 main suppliers at the time to the UK automotive were Carrs Paints Ltd and ICI paint division.
 
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well this is marvellous as I am sorting out some paint codes from1946 to 1970 and its the export colours were looking into trying to find some information on these paint codes or equivalents so any help for any member will be nice So the NOC can produce a booklet on paints and paint codes and suppliers and basic painting instructions base on experiance So guys Any help would be good
 
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Don't know if I asked this before. Anybody knows about "Flamboyant green" which could be obtained on late 650SS and Atlas?
Only seen it on mine and one in Switzerland.
My 1968 Atlas only has 455 original miles on it due to the original owner bought the bike new in 1970 and had a minor accident on the bike and then never rode it again. For reasons unknown, the tank was either painted or replaced, so I dont know if the tank is original or not. The rest of the bike, including the tires is completely original. But under the black gas tank paint is a lovely Flamboyant green metallic that matches the very few pics I have seen on the internet. I tried to remove the black paint and primer by wet sanding it but was unsuccessful, so I had the paint professionally matched and just had it repainted. From what I have learned, the Flamboyant green metallic was a rare color for Atlas.
 
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This is my tank that I just brought home from my painter.
 
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