What shade of green is this?

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    m73 Active Member

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    Original or not? Or is this even green?

    Pictures are from a Swiss meeting posted on the 2002faq:

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    Looks like Anthrazit to me Mo.
     
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    I agree that it looks more grey than green. The car pre-dates the Anthrazit. I haven’t seen Anthrazit (photos) in a lot of lighting conditions but it doesn’t look as grey IMO. I spy an early hood, early mirrors, early seats, trap mirrors, black kidney, late (black) wipers. Who knows?!! :D
     
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    Anthrazit was a relatively common 2.5CS color although I was looking for signs of a 74 car which it didn’t seem to have.
    But a respay in that color is a strong possibility. The seats seem to be the older vertical pleats type too. Also the missing badge on the trunk would indicate a respray.
     
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    I know you meant vertical. :D Also 2800CS headrests without the “ears”. Well the kidney would be a sign of a 74 if you subscribe to the “skinny grille theory”.
     
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    63B796DD-B1F3-4A38-BF20-4DB241345426.jpeg Saw this beauty at a show in sunny Berlin yesterday. Same colour ?
     
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    I’d say this is Tundra green, like my car, which changes shades in different light conditions.
     
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    looks like a '74 which wouldn't have been tundra ... i'm thinking amazon green or jade green (i think jade was brighter than amazon) ... but in reality it looks like a late '70's bmw green that came on the 733i / e24 ... cypress green. (the green one in Christopher's post)

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    Hard to tell from the photo. I think it looks like it could be Malachite Green (205).?. I am assuming a repaint?
     
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    Great responses -- Thanks guys.

    This is an interesting color as it seems both dark green & grey -- I vote some type of Jade as in 'B QC 435H'

    Also look at the details of that car -- Thin surround black 5 slat grille, Petri, & some sort of headlamp protectors?

    Fun discussion....

    Mo
     
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    Well spotted Mo! The headlamp protectors are actually the for the headlight wiper blades stoppers and the grill would make the car a pre 74 but the black wiper blades don’t match. The grill is also the Csl grill, very hard to find now a days!
     
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    Both cars have interesting details & color(s) to match :)
     
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    BMW Highland Green on the 2004 X3 was dark grey or green depending how the light hit the paint.

    First CS looks Anthracite. The CS Christopher posted looks like Tundra.
     
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    Code 152
    Zypressengrün
    Maybe!
     
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    yep - anthracite was introduced in 1974 and ran thru the late 70's ... my dad's 733i was that color.
    that was my guess in #8 - cypress green / zypressengrun #152
     

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