[Sunbeam Talbot Email List] To Catch a Thief

William Hall creeler at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 19:56:21 EDT 2015


Hi

Is this supposed to be the car in the film - part of the Monaco collection?


​

On the other hand I have an email from Arthur in Florida who claims that he
has it (and his father before him).

Cheers

Bill

On 19 March 2015 at 22:22, Roy & Mary Segrott <segrotts at optusnet.com.au>
wrote:

>           *HI All*
> *               Apparently the TO CATCH A THEIF car is in Prince Rainiers
> car Museum close to the palace it was on a segment of Meguirs Car Crazy, an
> excellent show of cars, he & his son were & are avid collectors.*
> *                         Roy Segrott,   Sydney*
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Robert Hamilton <hamilton at accesswave.ca>
> *To:* David Allen-Hughes <3264760 at gmail.com>
> *Cc:* Sunbeam Talbot Alpine Owners Mailing List
> <staowners at sunbeamtalbot.info> ; Bill Spear <bill at wmspear.com>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, March 18, 2015 1:10 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [Sunbeam Talbot Email List] To Catch a Thief
>
> Hi David,
>
> We have an email list for owners of Sunbeam Talbot and Alpines with
> presently about 250 subscribers from around the world who will be able to
> assist you finding the correct colours for the movie car.
>
> I suggest you visit my S-T web page ( www.sunbeamtalbot.info) with loads
> of information on the restoration and maintenance of these cars and also
> subscribe to the email list (
> http://sunbeamtalbot.info/mailman/listinfo/staowners_sunbeamtalbot.info )
> where you can tap into the experiences of other owners.
>
> Look forward to receiving your subscription request.
>
> Regards,
> Bob
>
>
> At 03:03 PM 3/17/2015, you wrote:
>
> Hi Bill,
>
> Thanks for the quick reply and the introduction to Bob.
>
> Yes, I’m 100% sure my wife is looking for more of a tribute car that
> looks like the one in the film instead of true factory colors.  Appreciate
> your insight and advice.
>
> David
> 415 326 4760
>
>
> [image: []]
>
> On Mar 17, 2015, at 11:00 AM, Bill Spear <bill at wmspear.com> wrote:
>
> I am forwarding your note to the expert on this subject, Bob Hamilton...He
> can give you the straight scoop on Sunbeam colors.
>
> I think the original color in the movie was Sapphire Blue (not the lighter
> glacier blue or whatever they called it and what I had on my car on the
> site). However, the factory did not offer the combination of Fawn seats and
> SB, and Edith Head who did the costuming or art direction had the car
> reupholstered to enhance Kelly's color or costuming or both...So...if you
> go this route be aware you are developing a sort of tribute car rather than
> a strict factory restoration (The factory unfortunately did NOT have Edith
> as a style consultant :~)
>
> I tried to get that color in a little Bantam I did...and I used Connolly
> Jaguar hide but was disappointed because out here in California especially
> in the sun it appears almost white. The texture and feel is great of
> course, but, there was no such color. It is a color which we always
> associate with neat old cars with great patina, but, it may just BE patina
> that makes it look so right. What I wanted was that wonderful color of an
> old baseball glove or saddle..a sort of reddish burnt siena and maybe some
> yellow ochre in it...but not "brown"...I had a hell of a hard time finding
> anything and was in a hurry, but would consider re doing it if anything
> show up...let me know what you find...
> S
>
>
> On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 9:51 AM, David Allen-Hughes <3264760 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>  Hi Bill,
>
> Saw your post about the Sunbeam Alpine and…I’m having Joop Stolze
> restore one for me and we’re having a heck of a time determining what
> color matches the movie.  The true Sapphire Blue is darker/greyer than what
> it appears to be in most of the film scenes.  Any advice?
>
> Also trying to find something to match the Fawn leather seats.  Any
> currently produced leather that you might recommend and coloring?  I heard
> Jaguar might have a close Fawn color but this is hard for me.
>
> Thanks!
>
> David
>
>
> https://wmspear.com/STA/gracecary.html
>
> ****************************************************
>
> David Allen-Hughes
> +1.415.326.4760
>
> www.linkedin.com/in/ mrdavidhughes
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ****************************************************
>
> David Allen-Hughes
> +1.415.326.4760
>
> www.linkedin.com/in/ mrdavidhughes
>
>
>
>
>  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
>
>
>
> *Bob HamiltonWaverley, Nova Scotia, CanadaList Administrator - Sunbeam
> Talbot Alpine Owners ListE-Mail: hamilton at accesswave.ca
> <hamilton at accesswave.ca>*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
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William D Hall
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