Favourite colours for cars

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Re: Favourite colours for cars

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I'm not sure its a favourite but it certainly makes a pleasant change:

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Nice car too!! :-D
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There could be a few on here who might just fancy a Citroen SM.

Fair enough have a vitrual one here, but what "factory" colour are you going to choose...

http://citroensmpassion.free.fr/ch6/couleurs.htm

Van spotted a 2-tone recently.....maybe a special order, or maybe the factory churned out a few. Haven't found a pic on the net yet of a two-tone SM but you can have 100 points if you come up with the goods.

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Does 3 tone count?:
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Has grey made it to the pages of this thread?

If you are going to have a grey, better make sure its Lunar


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That car was originally owned by a certain ex-bank manager Allan Hewitt, founding treasurer of the P6 Rover Owners Club.
I was driven in it by Allan many times, from Surrey to club committee meetings in Warwickshire.
It was always near-immaculate, and a regular winner or runner-up in club concours.
Used as an everyday, the r.m. comes as a bit of a surprise.

I remember we did sort the headlights, though, replacing Rover's original Lucas sealed beams —
u-n-b-e-l-i-e-v-a-b-l-e 37½ watt dip beams — with four new Hella H4 units. A transformation!
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https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/PswAAOSw ... -l1600.jpg

This is my favourite colour, favourite car actually - in spite of the failed steering rack!
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Wicked, Peter, wicked... :wink:
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:-D
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I'm with you Peter (though mine's not Wicked!) :)
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Well the results are out. The UK has once again showed its preference for Grey.

Grey rules the roost as UK’s favourite car colour in 2019
SMMT figures show the hue keeps its number one spot from 2018, adorning more than one in five new cars


1. Grey - 521,273 new registrations
2. Black - 466,756
3. White - 414,403
4. Blue - 373,728
5. Red - 226,501
6. Silver - 201,008
7. Orange - 25,723
8. Green - 16,718
9. Bronze - 6595
10. Yellow - 6566
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There are some quite nice shades of grey now, didn't used to like it much - but I am colour blind!

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Peter.N. wrote:
17 Jan 2020, 10:52
There are some quite nice shades of grey now, didn't used to like it much - but I am colour blind!

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An interesting grey can be rather nice . . . but don't tell Jim!
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I know somebody who was into marine camouflage. You have to be careful to choose the right shades depending on the location/time/date of the vessel you are trying to disguise. As he had lost one of his colour selection manuals he ordered the book "Fifty Shades of Grey". Boy, was he shocked at what he received! :D
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On the Grey, this was the colour of my 900T, always liked it on the SAAB
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My ACTIVA however seems to be a mix of reds that the French bodyshop had remaining on the shelf :)
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