Favourite colours for cars

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Re: Favourite colours for cars

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The only white car I have had was the GS.
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I had a white Austin Westminster, kept getting stopped by the cops with "I like your car, was it one of ours?" :)
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I thought I had had 3 white cars but when I looked in my library for pictures to post I realised I have had 6 including a C15 van!! :-D
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I do a bit of C3 Picasso spotting when out and about and see plenty now I'm looking for them ;)

During my run this morning I spotted this one in what I think is the very best Picasso colour ever :)
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CitroJim wrote: 03 Dec 2023, 13:17 During my run this morning I spotted this one in what I think is the very best Picasso colour ever :)
Like nail varnish, blue is never just blue....so has a chance to be

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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 03 Dec 2023, 13:27
KGW Bleu Belle Ile Met (in French) my hamfisted translation would be Beautiful Island Blue Metallic!

There a bit of a coincidence there Neil, dad's 1967 half-timbered Mini Traveller was in island Blue... That was a solid colour and not too different to Bluebell's Poseidon Blue...

Maybe that's why I like blue cars... I loved that Traveller and was inconsolable when he traded it in for a bloody awful Maria in Black Tulip...
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CitroJim wrote: 03 Dec 2023, 14:05
NewcastleFalcon wrote: 03 Dec 2023, 13:27
KGW Bleu Belle Ile Met (in French) my hamfisted translation would be Beautiful Island Blue Metallic!

There a bit of a coincidence there Neil, dad's 1967 half-timbered Mini Traveller was in island Blue... That was a solid colour and not too different to Bluebell's Poseidon Blue...

Maybe that's why I like blue cars... I loved that Traveller and was inc onsolable when he traded it in for a bloody awful Maria in Black Tulip...
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But it was a better car and much more comfortable Neil :) the garage man here in the village has one in his collection, It was the cheap version of the Oxford ( a bit like the Popular was to the Prefect) with a smaller engine.
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Do I assume that was a 100E Anglia rather than the 105E Neil? :)
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mickthemaverick wrote: 03 Dec 2023, 18:51 Do I assume that was a 100E Anglia rather than the 105E Neil? :)
Yes I have a black and white pic of it somewhere 100E, it was a blue green colour.
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My eye was caught by this light green metallic Astra and just for fun lobbed in the blue Corsa near to it. Light green metallic has featured recently with a Scimitar, and was a colour of Polo's and Ford Escorts of the early 80's.

I always classify a colour as "interesting" if it moves me to take a picture of it! :-D
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I actually quite like that green... Prefer the blue though, not necessarily on that car perhaps ;)
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I can't make my mind up whether this belongs here or not! Any ideas? :-D
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It's a bit adventurous and I'm not sure if I like it or not yet...
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This is more about the colour combination than the actual colour. I painted my Lambretta SX150 in exactly this combination, using metal flake cans, and I thought it looked great! :-D
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