Favourite colours for cars

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Re: Favourite colours for cars

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
17 Aug 2019, 19:16
doctle wrote:
17 Aug 2019, 17:52
I really like this colour not many BRG cars around any more. I still think about my MK3 Cortina 2000E tan vinyl over BRG :(
Now have you got any pictures of it lying about, well worthy of an appearance in this thread.

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Sadly I have no photographs, this was 1980 cameras were low on a young man's list of things to have. Now I take photos of American badged bland boxes from Korea no progress since 1980 I think.

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What an extraordinary collection of colours, Neil.
Found it: Vert Acide Met. (2008→)

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white exec wrote:
17 Aug 2019, 20:32
What an extraordinary collection of colours, Neil.
Found it: Vert Acide Met. (2008→)
This appears to be the only real life manifestation of a "vert acide" Twingo on the net

https://aws-cf.caradisiac.com/prod/mesi ... vantGP.jpg

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That's it. It was obviously carried over from the Mk1 Twingy.
Some friends here bought a new Renault Scenic, and the dealer threw in the "harvest gold" Twingo for not a lot extra.

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Re: Favourite colours for cars

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
16 Aug 2019, 22:15
Paint job or vinyl wrap?
Paint Job, but it falls into that "yeah its clever, but its awful" category! :-D Makes that P6 look pretty.

PS: saw the Avocado SD1, reg'd BEC something(484?) R, in the flesh recently, mentioned in prior posts; even better looking in the flesh than in photos.

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The last year of P6 production (1977) overlapped with the launch of SD1, and the last few P6s appeared in SD1 colours and interior trim - including Avocado (with Mango interior :? ).
SD1 in Avocado.jpg
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Mango interior.jpg
These cars were painted on the SD1/Metro production line at Longbridge, iirc, where they cocked up the polarity of the electrolytic painting, getting bubbles of hydrogen (allegedly) in the paintwork. Hundreds of SD1s were embarrassingly repainted under warranty, and many late P6s were affected too. Bonnets peeled, and paint on sharp edges did not fare well. Wisdom was for collectors to beware the P and R reg cars.

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What colour do you call the Corsa?
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My first PA Cresta was pink!

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Gibbo2286 wrote:
18 Aug 2019, 10:16
What colour do you call the Corsa?
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There is a list here, and it tells you where to find the code. One of mine is ARUBA blue.
drivers side strut turret
drivers side strut turret
https://www.corsa-c.co.uk/forum/showthr ... aint-Codes

Is it silver or grey?
Silvers
163 Silver Lightning -
147 Star Silver 2 -
157 Star Silver 3 -
17U/331D - SILVER MIST MET
920/0920/13U - BRIGHT SILVER MET ARENA
149/92L - YUKONSILVER MET
397/3QU - SPEARMINT SILVER MET
753 - LIGHT SILVER MET
892 - PLATINUM SILVER MET
147/82L - STARSILVER 2 MET
135/13U/9021 - BRIGHT SILVER MET
824 - ANTIQUE SILVER MET
B64/30U - ALABASTER SILVER MET
20U/161/59L - NEW SILVER MET
150/93L - WILLOW SILVER / WEIDENGRUN MET
137/87 - REMBRANT SILVER MET
148/TC - DIAMOND SILVER MET
718/15U CAMPO - ASRAL SILVER MET
878/85U CAMPO - KAISER SILVER MET
138/88 - STAR SILVER MET

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Haven't looked at the codes Neil but it's green, a very pale green.

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All P6's had paint issues with bonnets & bootlids, something to do with them being aly.

Rover staff cars were black.

I thought only Veloxes were pink - because Crestas were duotone!

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van ordinaire wrote:
18 Aug 2019, 23:17
I thought only Veloxes were pink - because Crestas were duotone!
Looks like you could get a Cresta in Mountain Rose all over in 1958. Vauxpedia has a tremendous stock of brochures online dug this out from the 1958 one.
http://vauxpedianet.uk2sitebuilder.com/ ... -brochures
http://vauxpedianet.uk2sitebuilder.com/vauxhall-pa---velox-cresta-brochures
http://vauxpedianet.uk2sitebuilder.com/vauxhall-pa---velox-cresta-brochures
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That was it, Mountain Rose, I promptly had it resprayed in red and grey - TV engineers were well paid in those days 8-) not at all now. :(

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I know that "retro" is in fashion and all that these days...but really VW, brown?
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Granted...at least it's not grey.

Dark solid grey gets a pass on the current Focus ST and Octavia VRS as I think it really suits the really angular styling... anything other than that though in modern terms...just no.

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I have a theory:

Non-descript shape . . . wheel out the bright and shouty colours to attract attention (current Renault red, Seat yellow, VW manure metallic brown are good examples)

Fine sculpted 'design classic' . . . the shape carries it: subtle, subdued colours draw the eye to appreciate the line and the cut. Rover knew all about this, as did Jaguar, and a good few others. Brash colours on these cars just looked odd. I'd include XM in Multimedia Red in that list, MGB, and maybe even the original Twingo.