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Engine bay colour

Discussion in '"Stock" Alpine' started by Wombat, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. Wombat

    Wombat Donation Time

    My Series IV is (was) Moonstone, but the engine bay is black. I have seen some cars with black engine bays and some with body coloured bays. Which is correct? I am thinking body colour.

  2. lemansvk

    lemansvk Donation Time

    G'day Robert,

    When I bought my SIII the engine bay was black and I thought it was OK - until it started peeling off, just like the inside of the boot. Underneath was the original Carnival Red. Remnants of a dodgy paint job in my case. The very original SIV owned by my local friend is the same colour above and below bonnet

    Cheers, Vic
  3. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    All alpines and Tigers are the same body colour in the boot, doors, engine bay and underneath as they are on the external body panels. This also includes the floors etc in your interior.
  4. 64beam

    64beam Donation Time

    Hi Forum,

    What about the grill area before the radiator support panel :confused: . Some have this area painted black and some the body colour. Were the later Alpines/Tigers painted this way?

    Regards, Robin.
  5. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    On the SIV-V and tigers the portion behind the grill finishing strip on the valence is painted black. Though there seemed to be some discussion as to when this started

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