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I am trying, without any luck yet, to document a David Piper driven 365P2, which had been painted in BRG rather than the typical Ferarri red.
Perhaps it never happened.
Can anyone document a P2 ever raced in Belgium yellow??
Or any other color for that mater, for either P1 or p2?
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Here's a superb painting by Dave Adnams of the Piper/Attwood Ferrari 365 P2 in the 1965 Kyalami 9 Hour endurance race:-



This is a Best model of the Bianchi-Langlois car driven in the 1966 Daytona 24 Hours.



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thanks Russell,
That really is a superb painting.
Interesting that they opted to change to a conventional rollbar, the only reason I can think of is for aerodynamics.
I had seen a b&@ of the Bianchi car elsewhere. Front the front I thought it looked more like a p3
Now I can use that can of BRG I have sitting around
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Daryl,
Look on the thread for 'Racer 412P'. The colour is not BRG but B.P. green. Gary gives Ford Modena green as a match. I looked up a book from 1970 which says the BP green was a special mix. Near to British Standard 223 Emerald Green.
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I am not that much an expert, but I think that British racing green is darker.Although I have a feeling there is more than one shade of BRG; just like Ferrari Red. Although when I have asked Mr Piper about the colour I assumed it was called BP green because he was sponsored at the time by British Petroleum. The book I have states near to Emerald Green and Gary from MRE says its Ford Modena Green both these colours are lighter than "BRG".
The book I have mentioned states"This green was the all over colour of the Formula 1 livery of Robert Bodel when David Piper drove for him in 1960.
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QUOTE Interesting that they opted to change to a conventional rollbar, the only reason I can think of is for aerodynamics.

Indeed, the same modifications were done on the previous 250 and 275P cars. The tall roll bar and windshields were only used for FIA races as the "Annex J" of the CSI had some weird rules since 1958 requiring tall windshields, a luggage space ans an on-board spare wheel and tire...

The green color on the painting perfectly reflects the color of the car then and now , and it has nothing to do with BRG and everything to do with David Piper's own choice and of his sponsors.
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Dok Pea
 
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