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I'm not far off getting my car sent to a paint shop. I've read lots of old posts about body colours and seen huge lists of Alfa colours through the ages but there is never any mention of mine which is supposed to be Auteuil Silver. I have seen one post suggesting that due to a spelling mistake it might also be a Lancia colour. Confusing, yes.
However I'm not that keen on silver so I was wondering what other choices of colour would have been available for a 1600 Sprint in 1962. Since the car needs most of the interior (except the dash) I may as well consider a different colour.
Can anyone help?
 

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I was about to start researching this for my '59 Sprint. I think there was a white, a couple shades of blue, black, red, and perhaps grey.

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Post '61 Sprint Colours

Colour charts list 5 colours for Sprints post '61

AR 901 Nero / Black
AR 319 Blu Tornado / Tornado Blue
AR 320 Azzuro Isseo / Isseo Blue
AR 005 Bianco Gardenia / Gardenia White
AR 501 Rosso Alfa / Red

Blue Tornado was resurrected as AR 327 Bluette on the 105 cars - it has a bit more 'life' in the colour than the old Blu Tornado

I've also found references to Gardenia White as #011 and #013 - I presume a slight variation on the theme over the years.

No references to silver of any description, however there were quite a few colours that did not make it onto the colour charts and besides, for a fee, Bertone would paint it any colour you wanted & trim it accordingly.

The earlier cars had more pastels and quite a few blue's, so you have an option of the earlier colours as well, I'd suggest you stuck with the Giulietta colour palette rather than something way-out, but either way, It's your car, pick a colour you & your wife like & match it up to modern colours (easy match if you need more) and go for it.

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Argento Auteuil

According to d'Amico and Tabucchi, Argento Auteuil (maxmeyer 16287 or lechler 1325) was available for Sprint Speciales in 1962.
See mine below.

You are correct in saying that it was more widely seen on Lancias.

Argento Auteuil was probably also available on Sprints as an option. I do not know.
 

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According to d'Amico and Tabucchi, Argento Auteuil (maxmeyer 16287 or lechler 1325) was available for Sprint Speciales in 1962.
See mine below.

You are correct in saying that it was more widely seen on Lancias.

Argento Auteuil was probably also available on Sprints as an option. I do not know.
I like that color. I think it would look great on my Sprint.

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I've also found references to Gardenia White as #011 and #013 - I presume a slight variation on the theme over the years.
Greig, I've never seen AR 011 referred to as Gardenia White -- only as Marrone Visone, a brown color, available between 1963 and 1967 (but I don't know on what models).
 

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I'll check the 011 reference for you Ruedi, its just what was in my paint file

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I'm not far off getting my car sent to a paint shop. I've read lots of old posts about body colours and seen huge lists of Alfa colours through the ages but there is never any mention of mine which is supposed to be Auteuil Silver. I have seen one post suggesting that due to a spelling mistake it might also be a Lancia colour. Confusing, yes.
However I'm not that keen on silver so I was wondering what other choices of colour would have been available for a 1600 Sprint in 1962. Since the car needs most of the interior (except the dash) I may as well consider a different colour.
Can anyone help?
I'm in the same position, trying to decide what color to paint my '61 Sprint. I just saw a beautiful '57 1900 CSS painted Dark Cobalt Blue, presumably the original Alfa color, which I want to use. Does anyone know the Alfa code for that color?
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I painted my 1961 Sprint Veloce gardenia white which was the original color. I think that you can paint your car any color you want, but the resale value might be affected by the color you choose. I have driven Alfas since 1968 and saw only one silver Giulietta Sprint.
 
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