The following colours were used
by BMC Australia for locally made Morris 1100s, 1500s, Minis
and Austin 1800s. Not every colour was used on
every model and because of the nature of computer
monitors the actual colours on this page should only be used
as a guide. The numbers in brackets are the Dulux shade
numbers - often referred to as colour codes.
Up to 1969 no colour codes were specified on the vehicle identification plate, just the colour name with a single digit prefix denoting paint type and a suffix corresponding to the paint manufacturer. These are shown in the table opposite.
From 1969 onwards, labels were stuck to the engine bay bulkhead with the colour name and a Berger (or Balm) Paints colour code which is completely different to the Dulux code.
Since the Duracryl label urges you to refinish with Berger Acrylic Lacquer, is it often assumed that these cars were originally finished in Lacquer at the factory, but actually the paintwork was still baked Enamel although repairs were often done with Acrylic Lacquer since it required no baking.
Two metallic colours were used, one (Comet Grey) for the metal fascia or dashboard of the Morris 1100 and the other (Silver Birch) for the wheel rims.