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ItalVega's ID Colors: Which is Correct?

Old 10-25-18, 04:46 PM
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ItalVega's ID Colors: Which is Correct?

Okay, ItalVega Gurus, I have a question I'm hoping someone can shed light on. I'm refurbishing a '73 ItalVega & repainted the gold headpost "crest" with the same color combo that was on there originally: red on top; green below. (See attached photo; prior to me painting.)

But then I found (and have seen) where the crest colors are reversed and truer

My ItalVega. Note the remnanst of "red" & "green" paint.

Photo from the ItalVega '76 catalog.
to the Italian flag: green on top; red on the bottom (see the other photo for reference.)

Which is correct? I don't mind repainting what I've already done as I want to get this as accurate as possible, but I'm curious WHICH IS CORRECT?
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Well, a Google image search shows both. Maybe it has to do with the model year?
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Agreed, I've seen actual badges with both colour orientations, so I'd go with the orientation indicated by the remnants on your badge.
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