Barker Paintwork

technical data -

Colors - vehicles

The color schemes were :

These schemes from continued on the Barker, with the addition of a red (or in some cases, possibly gold) coachline.

For the Barker-bodied LD10, the paint was supplied by P&J (believed to be Pinchin & Johnson, acquired by Courtaulds in 1960).

Colors - paint

The engine block (and both covers), water pump and the air silencer were originally painted a gray/green color, somewhat similar to #78866B Camouflage green, although perhaps with a slightly more olive hue, as shown with this desaturated shade of #818F64 Olive Drab.
Leyland produced a gray/blue engine paint in the 1960's which may still be available and is a close enough match for many owners. A superb example can be seen on the photos page. Without an original sample to hand for color-matching, the best match would seem to be #96B4B4 (a desaturated shade of cyan), noting that the luminance is most likely to be incorrect.

The fan blade, dynamo and its mounting bracket were painted black, as were the steering and selector columns, the umbrella handle of the handbrake (not the white Bakelite insert) and the selector quadrant including the chrome plate (but not the numbers, which were left as chrome).
The advance unit on the distributor has also been observed to have been painted black on several vehicles.

The oil filter and its bowl were painted a bronze colour (as supplied by Tecalemit). A few appear to have been painted black.

The sump, petrol pump, carburettor, inlet and exhaust manifolds were not painted, nor were machined surfaces that had mating parts attached.

The interior of the instrument panel was painted a cream color, for which the Rover color 'Champagne Beige' is an almost perfect match.

The later Barker-bodied cars were painted with a thin red or gold coach line (at waist height) along the length of the car.

Samples of blue bodywork paint suggest the color was #0A0A32 commonly referred to as 'Midnight Blue'.

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