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Allan Wakefield
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Colours that they look SOO good on particular cars but terrible on others..

Why is this?

What do you think looks good and not?

For instance I LOVE 'yellow' Porsche and Ferrari marques, recent pics I posted of the 250 Testarossa (the real one, not the Ninco repaint) and the 'De Walt' GT3R being prime examples for me.

On the other hand, whilst Ferrari Red is an institution, I think Modenas in particular look worse in Red than in any other 'acceptable' colour for a Ferrari. Same goes for the Green Aston Martin Vanquish, whatever the shade.

They just look wrong.
 

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It's too late on a Sunday evening to think about this one deeply, but of one thing I am fairly sure, green must be about the least popular colour for almost any full-size car. This is strange when green is such a predominant colour in nature or maybe this is the reason, a rebellion against natural colours? There really aren't many green cars about on the roads - I wonder if anyone involved with selling cars can confirm this?
 

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In the 1:1 world silver, or never ending variations of it, are the big sellers these days. Causes quite a problem as it means in three to five years used car forecourts will be stuffed with silver cars all offering much of a much ness, so values drop overall.

There are real national differences too, mostly due to weather I think. We Brits go for bright colours more than most. Must be to cheer the place up a bit.

Swiss might back me up, but I visit Geneva once a year and am always struck by the monochrome nature of cars there. Black to silver and everything in-between, but few strong blue, red, or green.

For slot cars, I tend to avoid black cars because I think they are harder to see on plexy track. In a similar way, cars with clear, bright noses are easier to drive. But then I'm getting old.

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For me, yellow looks good on just about any car. But that could be because my favorite color is yellow

Now that I've said that, I just took a quick glance at my collection of cars that I run. Yellow is certainly the dominant color of my lot.
Yellow is also easy to spot on the track (that's a good thing)
Kinda like these smilie guys. They're easy to spot, and what color are they?
 

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"There really aren't many green cars about on the roads - I wonder if anyone involved with selling cars can confirm this?"

Actually we sell a lot of green cars. Have to admit that I work at a Jaguar, Aston Martin, Porsche dealership though. So, that will explain the bias towards green at my dealership. With the Porsches, grey seem to be a very popular color.

Personally, I like yellow, red, grey, blue. In no particular order.
 

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I worked at a Nissan dealership for several years and green was popular in only a few models.

Silver, by far, was the best seller in the sedan classes (Sentras, Altimas and Maximas) and black or dark red seemed a favorite choice for Pathfinders and 240s.

300Zs, when they sold, went in all colors. Can't really go wrong on 300hp of twin turbo 2-seater fun. White sold best on the 222hp non turbo models.

What's in my garage? Silver Maxima and dark green Honda.
 

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There really aren't many green cars about on the roads - I wonder if anyone involved with selling cars can confirm this

shyeah right!!!
this is Britian! and I'm sure the oldish sahpe polo was ONLY sold in dark green! thats the only colour I see them in!!!

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p.s we got blue and red cars
 

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QUOTE There are real national differences too, mostly due to weather I think.
Yes, sunshine or lack of it makes a huge difference.
I noticed in California that there were far more cars of subtle, pastel colours than in UK. In the bright light, you can really SEE these subtleties, whereas in duller climes, like ours, they tend to fade into dull, insipid, almost nothingness, especially in winter.
 

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Some (long) time ago I was selling a Mk3 Cortina (God, that ages me, I was very young then though). Guy phoned up, loved everything about the car, milage, condition etc.
Last thing he asked: What colour is it?
Me: Green.
Him: Green!
Me: Yes.
He hung up!

I think people still see green as an unlucky colour!
 

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Hi guys , new to this forum , saw the address on another forum thought Id check it out, as for the color subject I really dont think green is bad luck but oddly enough of the 60 plus cars I own I dont think there is a green one among them . Maybe Ill do a British racing green Scaly L88 Vette, what do ya think?

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QUOTE I think people still see green as an unlucky colour!
This seems to be the case, but no one can tell me WHY it might be considered 'unlucky'. Any offers on this one?

Yellow is another 'odd' colour. The manufacturers re-introduce the yellow option at fairly long intervals and you see a bunch around for a while - you probably see them more prominently because it IS a more prominent colour. Then yellow goes out of fashon for about ten years and the numbers on the roads fade to almost nothing, until the next repeat of the cycle. Whereas most other colours are available all the time. That's my observation in UK - it could be different elsewhere.
 

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QUOTE Maybe Ill do a British racing green Scaly L88 Vette, what do ya think?

I dunno, the Corvette is about as much of a Stars & Stripes car as I can think off. Maybe BRG by way of Las Vegas and San Francisco circa 1969.

Funnily enough, perched atop the screen is a 1/43 diecast of the Bob Tullius Group 44 XJR-5 from 1984 and interestingly even he used a white livery with just green stripes, and only one of those is true BRG.



Right next to the Jag on Spark Models web site (Spark Models) is this.



See what I mean? A Stars & Stripes car.

Scott
 
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