The majority of
very early A35 vans were in Westminster Green or Windsor
Grey. Other colours were County Cream, Tweed Grey and
Spruce Green. Quite a few vans were produced in other
colours to special order, and others were turned out
in primer. All early vans had Brown trim, except one
or two to special order.
The Countryman colours were those of the van, but Countryman models
were trimmed in Fawn, except to special order.
1957 - -February 1962
A few Westminster Green vans were produced
at the beginning of 1957, but by the end of January,
the colours were: County Cream, Tweed Grey, Spruce Green
or Island Blue. These colours continued until the end
of A V5 production.
The beginning of 1957 saw the introduction of co-ordinated trim
for the vans. County Cream and Tweed Grey/Cherry, Island
Blue/Blue, Spruce Green/Green. Vans with Brown trim continued
in production, but in fewer and fewer numbers, and in
March 1957 Brown trim was dropped. A Black van with Cherry
trim was built for the Paris Show on 4 September 1957.
The Countryman used the same colours as the van, but continued
with its fawn trim until March 1957, when Spruce green/green began
to appear. Other Countryman models were produced in the co-ordinated
trim combinations of the vans to special order.
The Countryman gradually appeared in the same co-ordinated trim
as the vans during 1958, and by March the Fawn trim had
been dropped. One or two Black/Red trim Countryman versions
were produced to special order.
During 1960 and 1961, large numbers of A35 van bodies were
painted at the Morris bodies plant at Coventry.