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Your best bet to get a good colour match is to get the paint scanned. Take the car or a panel to a Motor Factors who will scan it for you. They will need a flat surface about 6" x 3" to get a good reading (i.e. so the face of the scanner covers it and is not confused by any other colours). Ring the supplier first to see if they have a scanner.

In Bill Piggott's book 'Original Triumph Tr2/3/3A, there are several codes listed for signal red for the period you quote, and as he says are probably meaningless to todays auto suppliers. 

Rob

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Red always fades faster and worse than other colours, so if you want new paint to match old, then the original colour code number won't match.    Fine if you want a complete respray, in the original colour.

John

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Sound like you are after paint for a full respray,  if so then Signal Red code 32 usually hides under ‘Rover’ colours on the system that most body shops use.

As mentioned earlier, colour matching via a scan is also possible - but be careful because the scan may tie it to the closest shade its database knows of - which may still be wrong! 

........ Andy 

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