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Just for the sake of it. The Alfa Romeo colour is Alfa Red (shade 20 in the Alfa Romeo range). Sourced from the 1966 Map book Motor Racing Team Colours & Markings by John Baxter. Hope this helps?
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I think it is Phil since it was taken from the Liveries in the past section. And goes on to say and I quote "Alfa Red (shade 20 in the Alfa Romeo range). In the 1930s radiator surrounds were sometimes white. Wheels-Silver"
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But I doubt if Halfords will have that colour,
what I meant was, which modern available colour can I use?
 

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My last try. Go to a website called www.yurimodels.com Under Features and Sections click on racing cars (in green letters). I am not sure if this is Alfa's modern colour? But all colours are marked with the Tamiya paint numbers.
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hi, Allan
just wanted to say how impressed I was that you went to so much trouble to help a fellow Forum slotter. that's what makes this site so great...

cheers,
John
 

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It's not, but going to Alfa Romeo Museum website and trying to find a colour equivalent when it comes up in Italian!! Then finding the Bitormotor (hope thats right spelling) that have been made up in Alfa red; are two different reds! It would be so much easier to ask the Alfa Museum outright what are the colours? But then I had a brainwave Phil get onto Grand Prix Models if they do not know the colour no one does!! And if all else fails I will try Doug Nye!
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It's ok, I found something I am happy with (after half an hour looking at all the dark reds in Halfords), Ford Alporto red, a little pink but not far short of that Burgany red wine colour I was looking for

But if any one knows something a little closer I'd be happy to know.
 

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Might have been easier to go straight to Halfords rather than asking others to go to some trouble and then ignoring there advice...


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I did not ignore Allans advice, his first reply concerned a 1966 reference, which as I said would not be much use in Halfords, and I followed up the second reference through the web address and I think this seemed to be for the 1970's Marlborough Alfa racing cars, which were a more normal bright racing red.

I am sorry Allan if I have upset you, but I did follow up your advice, thanks
 

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I used a Halfords dark red but can't remember which one, I was in a model shop this morning and noticed Tamiya's TS8 Italian Red is a good match.

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