Favourite colours for cars

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Finish off with a Gris Etna 2cv
http://www.lesfillesdeforest.be/V2004/COL-GrisEtna.htm

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The Clan Crusader didn't go for exotic names for their colours, but most of them were nice and bright...

40th anniversary in 2011

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I could translate this, but it is so much better in French, and I think it well reflects my own feelings without a clumsy google translate.

La berline "gris temps perdu" d'olivier
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from: http://ami6et8.canalblog.com/
The story....in French
Voyages et poésie en couleurs "ami"
Les couleurs Citroën ami sont une invitation aux voyages et a la poésie!
Pour moi la plus poétique étant le "gris temps perdu" (Oui moi aussi..NF) mais également le "bleu week-end", tant d'images pour représenter une couleur aux reflets et aux nuances si subtils.

Des couleurs tels que "jaune de Naples", "bleu d'orient", "blanc Everest", "bleu Danube", "gris Liban" ou "bleu thasos", pour ne citer que celles la, permette de voyager en restant a l'arrêt dans sa voiture.

Qui sont ces personnes possédant un sens certain de l'esthétisme qui ont donné ces noms si gracieux tels des parfums a ces couleurs?? Voyageurs ou poètes, on se demande d'où leur vient cette imagination pour ces accords couleurs....

Une petite part de rêve pour celui qui se laisse porter par ces doux noms.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
20 Feb 2021, 01:09
mickthemaverick wrote:
20 Feb 2021, 00:07
I've given up looking for a car colour for the news, but here's one for the weather forecast :-D
This is an excellent site for a play. Just clag anything in as a filter on the colour description field and it comes up with a list across manufacturers. I put in Mars and it came up with quite a few. https://www.carcolourservices.co.uk/car-paint/

Ford had a Mars red......as did Mercedes

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As did VW as I found out went I was watching an episode of Mend it for Money featuring a Mk1 Golf GTi in Mars Red.

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Colours for cars (Interesting and awful)

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Wow brave choice of colour for an expensive car.
Porsche Taycan colours
Porsche Taycan colours
Metallic Mamba Green
Metallic Mamba Green
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
21 Feb 2021, 11:15

Ford had a Mars red......as did Mercedes

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As did VW as I found out went I was watching an episode of Mend it for Money featuring a Mk1 Golf GTi in Mars Red.

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and this is it, the Mars red Golf GTi

Sold at Classic Car Auctions December 2020....Hammer Price £13,800.... drive away prices after fees £15,318.
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Two colours caught my eye

The Mazda is a really striking red in the sunlight, the Hyundai was a nice blue/grey airforce bluey type of colour.
The camera never lies but often doesn't quite capture colour as you see it.
Hyundai Star Dust, and Mazda Soul Crystal Red Metallic
Hyundai Star Dust, and Mazda Soul Crystal Red Metallic
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No original Pics but 2 very bright striking coloured cars. First up a bright green Lotus, and second up very possibly one of these 30th Anniversary Mazda MX5. Unfortunately just driving off when I came across it so no direct confirmation. It was a very striking orange and it was on the right plate.

The Wiki indoor photo doesn't do it justice, sunny day with the top down in Northumberland required to see it at its best.

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Its definitely been the year of "next slide please" the graph and the chart. So in "favourite colours for cars" this is a nice illustration, although anecdotally I do think their appears to be a slight resurgence of colour recently.

https://www.thedrive.com/news/37001/thi ... -the-years
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On the Morrisons car park scale of outstandingness this would undoubtedly stand out.

The shape alone stands out in a sea of SUV's, but against a largely monochrome background the colour definitely catches the eye.

and the colour is.....Triton

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That graph above is a perfect example of how to display statistics graphically, and with immediate clarity! =D>

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Your graph doesn't go back far enough. My favourite colour is Saluki Bronze followed by Mardi Gras Red

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Purple gets short shrift. I'm fairly ambivalent about car colours and plays no part in my choice of car.
There is/was a lovely CX in a deep purple that I found very, very nice.
Have seen the odd purple ones recently too and liked the darker ones.

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Dormouse wrote:
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Your graph doesn't go back far enough. My favourite colour is Saluki Bronze followed by Mardi Gras Red
Dig them out and post a pic :-D What were those colours on?

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Re: Favourite colours for cars

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Ford Cortina mk2 and an Austin Metropolitan