After reading Mr. Disley’s letter in the September issue of Motor Sport regarding “Old English White” paint supplied by BLMH, I can only relate to my own experience with this colour.
I have recently completed a respray of my Mini in this colour and, being dissatisfied with one section of the body, decided to respray the offending part again. This, to my disgust, turned out a different shade, but after having the car in the open for a few days the colours matched themselves perfectly. So regarding my experience I would say to Mr. Disley use paint supplied by BLMH regardless of the initial colour and after a couple of days the new paint will blend perfectly with the original. Incidentally, I believe there was a slight change in this colour from 1963 onwards.
C. E. SMITH – Cheltenham.