does anyone know the colour code for miro red gta the one with with a pearlescent orange, seen a gta on the autotrader described as mica irredscent red (2k optional extra apparently) my mate who looked at the car thinks it may have had a full respray and enggine bay door wells etc look solid red checked colour code and it was 167.
It was called Miro Red in the English language brochure, Rosso Nuvola in the Italian one. It was a special extra cost option only on the 156 GTA. I have one in that colour, it is quite eyecatching. This thread contains a lot of good info and some examples of the colour:
RS200's website has pdfs of the original brochure and 167 is Miro Red/Rosso Nuvola
I also realised the first two photos in the group of four on the thread above are from the "for sale" photos of the car I bought! Check later on the thread and you will see the same car after I have had it and sorted it:
Ah ok. Same name in different language. I thought the name of the colour was in Italian for evry country. So somebody who's got this colour on his GTA is a lucky man. more than one who's got a 147 GTA blanco nuvola.
It also appears that all the plastic (or fibreglass or whatever they're actually made of) parts, i.e. front and rear bumper, have faded to a flat red. However this may be because they need some kind of super-duper polishing treatment to bring out the original colour.
Sometimes plastic parts are not painted the same way as metal panels. They may have a colour coat rather than a coloured base and a lacquer top. to test this rub a small area with polish on a metal panel, your cloth should stay clear, repeat on a platic part, and if that goes "car" coloured then thats the reason.
To remedy teecut or cleaner polish the areas then wax regularily.
thanks for all the feedback my colour code is 167 so is one of the special ones.
if u look carefully the engine bay boot etc is a darker red but still has the pearlescent just have to look harder, and makes sense that they put less attention to these areas.
There is only 1 colour 167 to my knowledge, but there are several "shades" referenced in "aftermarket" colour matches, this usually reflects factory variation. Like batch numbers on things like dulux paint or wallpaper, reflect the "natural variation" found in paint mix.