I've been knocking around the idea of giving my beater 1250 here a quick paint job, as it stands there's not much paint left on it, and the motor and transaxle are painted dollar store brown.
I can match the brown, both rustoleum and even Walmart has a brown that's close enough for me.
My question is what was the original white? I keep reading that it was an off white but to me it looks almost like refridgerator white. The underside of the hood is pretty darn close to the Polar white on my Ford. I've heard that Rustoleum canvas white is close but that's way too yellow or beige. I tried Ivory, and Dover white in Krylon, the Dover white is much more white than the others but still looks too off white.
Where these things a bright white or more of an off white when new? All I have to go on is the rust speckled underside of my hood, the rest is too far gone.
To me, it looks to be a bright white with maybe a touch of gray added, not beige at all?
The wheels are an obvious off white, the inside of all my rims, is almost a dead match to Rustoleum Canvas. Yet the hood, fenders and dash are all brighter white.
The original brochure pics also looks like these were pretty bright white but in that pic all the rims are red.