Re: Is the 147 Red same as the GTA red?
"Within the limitations of mixing paint, I would say yes. AR130 (from memory) is the same shade no matter what car its on."
Well you hit the nail on the head there. Trouble is, the variation in AR130 over the years has been quite a lot so its quite difficult to get a good match without taking it to an autopaint centre where they have the paint cards with the range of 130s to compare with yours. Some 130s are almost Orange, later 130s are deeper IMHO. My last 164TS and my current SW are both 130, but parked next to each other you would not think so..ageing plays its part too of course.
Also, now they use paint with activators you can't just take home a bit extra for touch up jobs dammit.