Panel Between Engine and Rear Glass

The panel on the rear clam shell that is between engine and the rear glass typically covered on the bottom by heat shield BUT on the top side there is not a lot of vintage photos showing if it is simply painted a flat black etc.
Thanks guys in advance
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Stephen Ducker

Just had a quick look at some 1960's pictures (mostly black & white, and poor quality......)
Some colour ones though.
The original Mark 1 FAV race cars used body colour (white) or matt black.
The Mark 2's I've found so far, like Claude's car above, seem to be matt black.

I think on a Mark 1, do what you prefer !

Regards Steve
I think there is a photo in the P1001 thread that shows the original bodywork being sanded back to reveal the different paint layers