Favourite colours for cars

This is the place for posts that don't fit into any other category.

Moderator: RichardW

User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 24990
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 6912

Re: Favourite colours for cars

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

I much prefer my<br />Alizarin crimson Leaf!
I much prefer my
Alizarin crimson Leaf!
Neil
Only One AA Box left
687 Trinity, Jersey
User avatar
myglaren
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 25612
Joined: 02 Mar 2008, 14:30
x 4950

Re: Favourite colours for cars

Post by myglaren »

Alizarin crimson always reminds me of the Donovan song. No, not "Colours" but this



Lots of not so usual colours mentioned.
User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 24990
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 6912

Re: Favourite colours for cars

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

Attention grabber
Attention grabber
Neil
Only One AA Box left
687 Trinity, Jersey
User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 24990
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 6912

Re: Favourite colours for cars

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

Violet Blueberry Métalisé

I always thought this was "Aubergine"
temp3.png
Neil
Only One AA Box left
687 Trinity, Jersey
User avatar
mickthemaverick
Donor 2024
Posts: 13809
Joined: 11 May 2019, 17:56
x 6095

Re: Favourite colours for cars

Post by mickthemaverick »

Don't be daft Neil, this is aubergine:
BFTW
BFTW
Your picture is a Renault!! :-D
I used to be indecisive, now I'm not so sure!
I used to ride on two wheels, but now I need all four!
User avatar
myglaren
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 25612
Joined: 02 Mar 2008, 14:30
x 4950

Re: Favourite colours for cars

Post by myglaren »

One of the few colours I like. The rest are just colours, boring. There was a CX in Aubergineish that looked great.
Wouldn't bother seeking out a car in any particular colour though.


CGAT is good though!
Gibbo2286
(Donor 2020)
Posts: 7292
Joined: 08 Jun 2011, 18:04
x 2546

Re: Favourite colours for cars

Post by Gibbo2286 »

I had a Daimler Double Six to sell, an old boy who was an enthusiast said he'd like to buy it but his wife would never have a green car, I told him it was khaki not green and he said "Good idea I'll tell her that." coughed up the cash and drove it off smiling. :-D
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. (Albert Einstein)
User avatar
myglaren
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 25612
Joined: 02 Mar 2008, 14:30
x 4950

Re: Favourite colours for cars

Post by myglaren »

My mother in law was like that, she refused to ride in green cars.
Gibbo2286
(Donor 2020)
Posts: 7292
Joined: 08 Jun 2011, 18:04
x 2546

Re: Favourite colours for cars

Post by Gibbo2286 »

This is the car, colour doesn't scan very well.
Attachments
Daim1.jpg
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. (Albert Einstein)
User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 24990
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 6912

Re: Favourite colours for cars

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

The thread has had a dalliance into white here: viewtopic.php?p=781437#p781437 , provoked by this question
NewcastleFalcon wrote: 27 Nov 2023, 17:42 Image
New audience every day of course on the global FCF, and a brand new original Falcon creation of the white MGB spotted yesterday.
temp2.jpg
Neil
Only One AA Box left
687 Trinity, Jersey
User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 49838
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 6264

Re: Favourite colours for cars

Post by CitroJim »

White is a bit like Silver. Some cars look good in it but many don't. For me, the MGB falls into the latter camp. It looks very plain and bland in white.

Just my opinion...

And I've owned a LOT of white cars... And silver ones too. I still do...
Jim

Runner, cyclist, time triallist, duathlete, Citroen AX fan and the CCC Citroenian 'From A to Z' Columnist...
User avatar
mickthemaverick
Donor 2024
Posts: 13809
Joined: 11 May 2019, 17:56
x 6095

Re: Favourite colours for cars

Post by mickthemaverick »

Looking through my archive it would seem I have recorded 6 white specimens so here's the gallery in almost chronological order, I had the last two simultaneously!!:
Mk1 Escort RS2000
Mk1 Escort RS2000
Talbot Samba Rallye
Talbot Samba Rallye
Lancia HF Turbo
Lancia HF Turbo
C15 Van
C15 Van
My Favourite Celica Convertible
My Favourite Celica Convertible
Nissan SX200
Nissan SX200
I used to be indecisive, now I'm not so sure!
I used to ride on two wheels, but now I need all four!
User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 24990
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 6912

Re: Favourite colours for cars

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

Putting them all up for auction if you had them now, I would think the Ford Escort would command the highest hammer price of the bunch in 2024 :)

Neil
Only One AA Box left
687 Trinity, Jersey
User avatar
mickthemaverick
Donor 2024
Posts: 13809
Joined: 11 May 2019, 17:56
x 6095

Re: Favourite colours for cars

Post by mickthemaverick »

Yes I think you're right there Neil, however the Lancia, the Samba and the SX200 would all do quite well compared to what I sold them for. Not sure about the C15 or the Celica which I owned for 20 years. The MK1 RS2000's are often over £30k now!! :-D
I used to be indecisive, now I'm not so sure!
I used to ride on two wheels, but now I need all four!
User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 24990
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 6912

Re: Favourite colours for cars

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

one of 16 produced in Palacio Purple
Morris Leslie Classic Auction 11.00 am Saturday May 18th 2024 Errol Airfield (and on line of course)
Click on pic for lot details est £5,000 to £6,000
Image
Neil
Only One AA Box left
687 Trinity, Jersey