As you can see Biscuit and Cinnamon were different and wer even offered at the same time. None of them are to be confused with “Tan” which was a very saturated brown, a bit like a typical American football.
I have a couple of original Jaguar Connolly leather sample booklets, which have the advantage that the Connolly colour code is printed on the backside of each sample. The samples intended for customers that I have also collected during many years have the leather samples glued onto the cards and no Connolly codes are given, so they would have to be compared to known samples.
There are some pics in the old photo albums, I’ll go and dig them up and post them here.
The Jaguar Tan was available for very few paint colours in the 1960’s, IIRC only Black and Opal. Dark Green. Opal. Golden Sand was available with “Light Tan” which is also quite saturated and bright, almost orange or amber in bright light. That brochure and colour chart you have is from the 1970’s, I would say 1973/1974 with some very funky colours, I have never seen a Turquoise car with a Tan interior, nor a Fren Grey / Tan or Greensand / Tan but apparently they were available at the time. The Jaguar Beige again was very, very light, something the Ferrari people might call “Crema”. The original Tan gets often called “Tobacco” or “Cognac” in some cultures. In the early 1950’s there was a variation called “Pigskin Grain Tan” often called just “Pigskin” but it had the same tone of colour as Tan, hence the name. A few colours also had different grain, the most common was the Vaumol Luxan grain, but also Vaumol Crushed grain was used on Jaguars.
Biscuit and Cinnamon are not so far from each other that they easily get confused in photos as contrasts can vary depending on lighting, however Tan is way darker a d more brown and Beige is again way lighter. 885005 has a Beige interior.
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