Post by richardlamsdale on Sept 17, 2017 22:02:25 GMT
I always think original is best, unless you're doing a complete strip-down and respray, and I think metallics look too modern on these cars. Then there's the interior to consider - red leather is lovely but doesn't go with many other colours - black and grey are probably best. Otherwise the general view is that Silver Birch over Admiralty Blue is the best combination.
Rover (at least pre Leyland / BMC etc) were the last word in taste. One could argue that attachment to taste was their downfall, didn't appeal enough to the nouveau riche grammar school oiks the way Jags did.
So, you cannot do better for good taste than stick to the original paint scheme.
If you are going to keep the car for many years the choice of colour is up to you, but if you think that you may sell after a few years it is best to stick to the original colour scheme. When you say that the interior is red presumably it is Mulberry which goes very well with Silver Birch and Burnt Grey. Metalic paints look out of place on P5s, possibly because they were never used originally. A non original paint colour would devalue the car which is becoming more of an issue as values go up. A coupe in Admiralty Blue with Silver Birch roof and 35000 miles sold recently for £42500.