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The Colors of Cars

It’s been a while since I have seen one of those press releases annoucing the most popular color for the current crop of cars.  Judging from what I see in the parking lot here at Krause Publications (www.kpbooks.com) , I’ll bet it’s something really boring like white, ice blue or silver.

I have 11 vehicles in my current “collection.”  Here’s how the colors break down. My ’36 and ’48 Pontiacs are boring black.  My ’53 Pontiac Catalina and ’54 MG TF are yellow.  The other seven vehicles (1952 MG TD, 1957 Buick Century, 1957 MG ZB Magnette, 1988 Chevy pickup, 1989 Chevy police car, 1991 Lincoln Town Car and 1994 Pontiac Sunbird ragtop) are all different shades of red.

Now it’s your turn.  Hit the “comment” button below and tell me about your cars and what color they are.  I’m betting “Resale Red” wins.

Gunner

8 thoughts on “The Colors of Cars

  1. John

    Well, okay. I wrote something in two or three of these blogs awhile ago, but they didn’t "take" for some reason. I just wrote in the one about cars that got away and it worked – so will try again since this topic really interests me. Personally, I am really tired of the various shades of grey, black, blue, silver and beige that most cars are now. Drab, drab, drab. Interiors are even worse as most manufacturers offer light grey, taupe and beige. My ’72 LTD is Bright Green Metallic with a dark green vinyl roof and green cloth interior. It’s a real 70’s car and I love it. My ’71 LeSabre is the ubiquitous Sandalwood Beige with a brown vinyl roof and brown vinyl interior. Yes, it’s beige, but it’s a brighter beige than nowadays and still stands out. My every day car is a Fusion Orange Grand Prix. It’s not a very common color around here and it really stands out in a parking lot. I have never owned a car that has gotten so many comments – positive and negative. The color is one reason I bought it. My wife’s Mariner is Titanium Green, although the last three cars we owned before these two were Toreador Red Fords.

  2. John

    Well, okay. I wrote something in two or three of these blogs awhile ago, but they didn’t "take" for some reason. I just wrote in the one about cars that got away and it worked – so will try again since this topic really interests me. Personally, I am really tired of the various shades of grey, black, blue, silver and beige that most cars are now. Drab, drab, drab. Interiors are even worse as most manufacturers offer light grey, taupe and beige. My ’72 LTD is Bright Green Metallic with a dark green vinyl roof and green cloth interior. It’s a real 70’s car and I love it. My ’71 LeSabre is the ubiquitous Sandalwood Beige with a brown vinyl roof and brown vinyl interior. Yes, it’s beige, but it’s a brighter beige than nowadays and still stands out. My every day car is a Fusion Orange Grand Prix. It’s not a very common color around here and it really stands out in a parking lot. I have never owned a car that has gotten so many comments – positive and negative. The color is one reason I bought it. My wife’s Mariner is Titanium Green, although the last three cars we owned before these two were Toreador Red Fords.

  3. Gunner

    John

    Exactly the kind of thing I’m driving at. One of the greatest thing about the retro T-Bird of a couple of years ago was that they sold it in "real" ’50s colors.

    Gunner

  4. Gunner

    John

    Exactly the kind of thing I’m driving at. One of the greatest thing about the retro T-Bird of a couple of years ago was that they sold it in "real" ’50s colors.

    Gunner

  5. fred

    Today’s plain colored cars are soooooo boring. My 1960 Pontiac Catalina is Caribe Turquoise with a shelltone ivory top and silver interior. Wide whites too!

  6. fred

    Today’s plain colored cars are soooooo boring. My 1960 Pontiac Catalina is Caribe Turquoise with a shelltone ivory top and silver interior. Wide whites too!

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