Roman Purple Series 1, Rare or not ???

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Roman Purple Series 1, Rare or not ???

Postby Beags » Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:42 pm

Hi, ive recently purchased a 1971 series 1 XJ6 that was resprayed in metallic red and had a beige vinyl roof fitted around 1981.
All the floor pans, engine bay and boot internals are still the original purple the car left the factory in.( dark, possibly metallic purple )
Just got a Heritage certificate done which states the colour being ( Roman Purple, paint code LSC 26095 ).
Ive googled it to death and cant find any pictures or info on an XJ or any 70's Jag in this colour.
The colour doesnt seem to exist on any of Jaguars colour charts of that era!?

If anyone can help with any knowledge of this colour or pictures of an XJ in this colour that would be great!?
Cant make my mind up wether to restore car to this colour without seeing it on the car.
There must be other Xj6/12's in this colour ?
First owner was London County Council, could it be a special order or just not many people wanting a Purple Jag, even in the 70's?
I will try to add a picture of the inner boot panels if it might help.

Thanks for any leads or knowledge on the matter.

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Re: Roman Purple Series 1, Rare or not ???

Postby XjRestorations » Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:08 am

This is very interesting Neal.
The only colour like that I am aware of was the Vanden Plas Morello Cherry.
Pics would be great!


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Re: Roman Purple Series 1, Rare or not ???

Postby robv12 » Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:28 pm

I have a record of Roman Purple as a 1948 to 1960 colour only, metallic and an ICI code of 3801 and an A &W code of 2848M, quite what this refers to I'm not sure!!
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Re: Roman Purple Series 1, Rare or not ???

Postby richardpierce » Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:26 pm

The floor pans were never painted in body colour from the factory they were always red lead type finish including the transmission tunnel and under the back seat

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