Factory Green? (pic inside)

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    Hi Folks,

    This is the second e9 I've seen online in this color. The other was for sale about six months ago in Europe. Possibly the same car. I assumed that this wasn't an option, but figured I'd check. I have large pics of the car that was for sale if anyone is interested in seeing them. I like the color. Does it look like mintgrun to you?

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    I suppose it's lighting. Now I need to post pics of the mintgrun e9...
     
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    mint_bmw2.jpg mint_bmw4.jpg Here is the car that was for sale about six months back. I think it looks beautiful! Mintgrun was never offered correct?


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    Mint Green was a 70's colour . Paint code 079 . BMW archive will be able to confirm original colour if you get the VIN...or the code should be on the door jamb plate .
     
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    Not a US color through 74, perhaps 75 in Europe. It was on square tail 2002s in US in 75 and 76.

    Edit: Oops, wrong again, it's in the Orange Parts books but I still think it came out in 1975. Anyone know for sure?
     
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    isn't that mint green (mintgrun)? that is a factory BMW color, i've just never seen a coupe that color ... i much prefer taiga.
     
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    Mintgrun was available in '74 have a friend, Lee Perault, who took delivery of her US spec '02 in Munch 1974.
     
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    I like mintgrun, especially on a 2002. It would be cool if the owner of the one FS could email the archive and get the original color. The car has all of the stickers on it, but it looks a bit fresh to be original.
     
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    And the stickers are not located in their original positions.
     
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    It's a great looking colour and I have only ever seen it on a 2002 once. Although the problem with Mintgrun being quite rare, when I first saw one I immediately wrongly assumed it was a Taiga paint job gone wrong and I felt sorry for the car's owner (until I checked the BMW paints colours sold). The other interesting green is Florida, but I think more of a 2002 colour only.

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    Mintgrun 2002 at the Vintage
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    I think you are right about '74/'75. If you can ignore the model for a moment, there are many signs that this is a late model car. It has black wipers, a black grille, shoulder belts (other photo) perforated door panels (other photo), and electric mirrors. The seats also have horizontal pleats and black plastic headrest caps.

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    My front clip needs buffing!
     
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