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After much debate and discussion over the last few weeks. I have carried out a number of back to back tests of various different paint shades that have at one time or another been suggested as "The original" BMC engine green. I can now confirm with 100% certainty that the most commonly used colour on BMC engines was British Standard Middle Bronze Green (BS 223). Some engines were painted in a darker green that I strongly believe to be Dark Bronze Green.

For a full colour chart of BS 381C colours, click the green blob opposite.

BMC Engine Green
What colour is it?