I'm looking for the answer to the age old question of, "Under all this bog and paint, what colour was my car originally?". I've finally moved into my new place and have been slowly pulling the 240z apart, or rather watching it fall apart, and have come to a fork in the road. When I bought this car back in august, the previous owner (from at least 1989 until when I purchased it) told me the original colour was red and that he had repainted the engine bay red (I believe he said it was red when he got it) as he was planning on restoring it to original condition. Anyway, I've been removing the brake and other lines in the engine bay and came across what I have attached below.
This is a brake line holder/clip that appears to be safari gold in colour on the inside of the clip, there's also a few more that are the exact same. The rear passenger inner quarter also appears to be safari gold in colour and doesn't look to be a replacement panel (no picture because I'm at work and this is killing me).
So I guess what I'm asking is:
-Are those clips usually the colour of the body on the inside?
-Is it, and the inner quarter panel, enough justification to make the call that my vehicle was originally safari gold?
-Does my girlfriend have enough patience to stand by me during this restoration?
P.S '71 1051
Edited by Rickers, 23 January 2017 - 01:49 PM.