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Baby Blue - A Color From the Sixties
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Posted By: Sailor, 08-13-2017, 01:42 PM

An MGB I photographed several weeks ago at Lime Rock.

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How well I remember that colour A friend had one in the same shade. And I would have killed for those registration plates! Very nice shots of a great classic.
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Most popular was Red but you'd see the odd Powder blue ones around.
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Love the color! I once owned a '68 Beetle in that color - I got quite a few comments on it - lol. Nice shooting.

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QuoteOriginally posted by PJ1 Quote
How well I remember that colour A friend had one in the same shade. And I would have killed for those registration plates! Very nice shots of a great classic.
Thanks very much. Believe it or not, I didn't notice the plates until I PP'd the shot a few days ago.

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Most popular was Red but you'd see the odd Powder blue ones around.
Yup, I remember 'em, EM. Actually, in the states, this color was very common on a number of cars in the '60s.

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Love the color! I once owned a '68 Beetle in that color - I got quite a few comments on it - lol. Nice shooting.
Thank you!

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By the way what model is the bronze painted vehicle beside the MG?
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In the 60's we used to see a lot of cars that colour.
Victoria Police had a whole fleet of them; it was their standard car colour.
I can only picture two models; Ford Zephyr Mark2 (this was in both sedan and divvy van bodies) and Ford Anglia (I lie not! - the Anglias were used for jobs where speed was not of the essence; serving summonses and executing warrants)
There may have been other vehicles, but we are talking 50+ years ago!!
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By the way what model is the bronze painted vehicle beside the MG?
It turns out that the bronze car is a Jensen GT, derived from the Jensen Healy - a two seater. (Thanks once again to Kerrowdown for the Google link).

I posted a full picture of the Jensen in an earlier thread which - as of now - is still on the first page of the Post Your Photos section.

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In the 60's we used to see a lot of cars that colour.
Victoria Police had a whole fleet of them; it was their standard car colour.
I can only picture two models; Ford Zephyr Mark2 (this was in both sedan and divvy van bodies) and Ford Anglia (I lie not! - the Anglias were used for jobs where speed was not of the essence; serving summonses and executing warrants)
There may have been other vehicles, but we are talking 50+ years ago!!
Same here in the states, Rod. That shade of blue showed up on a lot of cars.

I remember riding in a black Anglia sedan in the late '50s, shortly before my dad bought us a new 1958 Morris Minor convertible, in which I learned to drive a few years later.

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Ford Anglia
Now that you mention it my eldest cousin had one of those in that colour.

Thank you for that ID - my guess was a Jensen because of the design of the rear but I am only familiar with the Interceptor but that is a longer vehicle.
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In 1961 Chrysler has a like for the Baby Blue look as well as seen on this 61 Chrysler Newport
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Great cars, great shooting Jer.
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Now that you mention it my eldest cousin had one of those in that colour.

Thank you for that ID - my guess was a Jensen because of the design of the rear but I am only familiar with the Interceptor but that is a longer vehicle.
Prior to my encounter with this GT, the Interceptor is the only Jensen I've come across.

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In 1961 Chrysler has a like for the Baby Blue look as well as seen on this 61 Chrysler Newport
Nice shot of the Newport. I haven't seen one of these in years.

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Great cars, great shooting Jer.
Thanks, my friend.

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