I always find it interesting to know a little of the history of cars that have beaten the odds and are still with us after so many years.
The certificate lists the exterior color as “Silver”, rather than as “Silver Grey” as I had seen on some period literature. I wonder for any others who have received certificates if other colors are named like Regency Red or Signal Red - or just simply “Red.”
I had already discovered that my car was originally Silver because the one place they missed when it was color changed to the current medium dark red metallic was the spare tire wheel well.
What I was curious about was the interior color (originally Black), since I believe I read somewhere that at least in 1976 that the current Biscuit interior was not originally offered in combination with Silver. Sure enough, the interior has undergone a color change as well.
I was hopeful that the certificate would have listed the original owner to confirm my belief that the original owner had kept the car until the 1993 sale. I just don’t have any positive proof of that, just a big clue: that the owner listed prior to 1993 was a flooring company - and businesses tend to buy new rather than getting a tatty old car for the owner or key employees. Expensive changes like a complete color change and all new upholstery make sense on a vehicle registered in the company name, as then those expenses can be written off under the company tax returns. I am certain that the exterior and interior color change occurred prior to the 1993 sale because both the exterior and interior show at least several years of wear vs. the limited 2,422 miles of driving the owner after 1993 got in before garaging the car undriven for the next 23 years.