Favourite colours for cars

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Favourite colours for cars

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I love a Nuancier (a Colour Chart) Especially those that give photographic examples of the cars.

This one in particular

http://flocarnord.free.fr/p6.html

and from the list there's only one peinture en ville for me!

http://flocarnord.free.fr/p6_fichiers/image045

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Other decent sites of colour charts with examples for various models..

Citroen DS
http://www.nuancierds.fr/danchorama.htm
E-Type Jaguar
http://www.xkedata.com/catalog/colors/
Rover P6
http://www.ruediger-wicke.de/p6%20produ ... olours.htm
Triumph Stag...bit more work here you have to click on the colour name to bring up the photo!
http://www.stagbytriumph.co.uk/colours.html

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Favourite colours for cars

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Ah, one of the founding principles of the FCF, posts in plain English.

Keep it simple. So out goes Nuancier, and the thread title tells you what's in it :!: :-D

As you can see from my avatar I have a soft spot for the Renault Floride/Caravelle, and as far as colours go, at its best in bright yellow.

http://flocarnord.free.fr/p6_fichiers/image045


So if you fancy joining in what's yours :?:

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I don't usually get a choice, but I always wanted an Olympic Blue BX, preferably with 16 Valves :lol: Like this one, only it's missing a few valves :roll: :

https://www.bxclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=20752

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Red. Preferably a darker metallic red. A bit like my bigpug!

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Hobson's :)

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On the e-type gallery one blue and one red caught my eye, although they all look gorgeous

Imperial Maroon
http://www.xkedata.com/_i/flyimg.php?pa ... pg&max=550
Azure Blue
http://www.xkedata.com/_i/flyimg.php?pa ... pg&max=550

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The Olympic Blue BX, and Davie's Big Pug Red look good to me!

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Colours are remarkably subjective to the car though i always thought. Certain colours are a bit too soft on some and vice versa, certain colours need a more angular shape to define them, Alfa always managed to pull of the colours imo.

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Timmo wrote: Alfa always managed to pull of the colours imo.


They offered a few on the Alfasud :-D

https://www.flickr.com/photos/61521473@ ... 509607074/

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Yes, it's very subjective, some cars do work better in some colours &, often, it'd not a serious consideration BUT, hate "champagne" & gone right off silver.

Black really - but perhaps not for a C15 - although really like blue STS's, perhaps because it's a rare colour.

Does anyone else ever wonder why anyone would've bought a fawn/beige E-type? ( red Daimlers puzzle me a bit too)

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Peugeot Cherry Red and Peugeot Miami Blue as both seen on the 205GTi are two of my very favourite colours...

My 207 is in a very similar shade to Miami Blue although I think it has a different name...

Peugeot Sorrento Green (another 205GTi colour) runs a close second...

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van ordinaire wrote: Does anyone else ever wonder why anyone would've bought a fawn/beige E-type? ( red Daimlers puzzle me a bit too)


Contenders for my least favourite ones from the e-type list would be Sable and Willow Green. Thats not to say they wouldn't create a stir of interest if they appeared in Morrison's car park.

http://www.xkedata.com/_photos/200310/ChflIH.jpg
http://www.xkedata.com/_photos/200510/dNLVeI.jpg

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CitroJim wrote:Peugeot Cherry Red and Peugeot Miami Blue as both seen on the 205GTi are two of my very favourite colours...
Miami Blue
http://www.pugsforsale.co.uk/wp-content ... 00x600.jpg

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
CitroJim wrote:Peugeot Cherry Red and Peugeot Miami Blue as both seen on the 205GTi are two of my very favourite colours...
Miami Blue
http://www.pugsforsale.co.uk/wp-content ... 00x600.jpg

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That's the one Neil :D Gorgeous 8-)

And here's a Cherry Red one I used to own...

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Anyone care to identify the precise colour on this XM? Is it out of the ordinary enough to be interesting?

https://i1.wp.com/i50.tinypic.com/2yov7ma.jpg?zoom=2

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