Thursday, January 28, 2016

Thursday Twister: Favorite Color

Welcome to another edition of DT's Thursday Twister, the game that has more change than a broken slot machine.  This week, I want to ask you, dear reader, what is your favorite color...(or favourite colour for our British and Canadian readers...OK, the rest of the English speaking populace). 


Of course in DT style it has to be an automotive color -- so I'll start us off with my favorite shade of Subaru paint -- the 2004ish World Rally Blue.

Standard contest rules are as follows: 

1. Only one car per comment (be sure to hit the refresh button on your browser before you post, in case someone else has posted since you loaded the page).  Do not nest the replies, just reply to the main post -- if you reply to someone else's comment it should be in reference to their comment and not another submission.

2. The contest never ends.

3. One submission per make/model.

4. Each car must be a production model.

5. No anonymous submissions -- pick a name with the Name/URL dropdown.

Ready....Set...colorize!

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    1. Let's try again with a resize:

      E36 M3/4/5 in Byzanz:
      [img]http://s24.postimg.org/y19rr7ttd/IMG_0699_Large.jpg[/img]

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  3. Polestar Blue!

    [img]http://www.ausmotive.com/pics/2013/Volvo-Polestar-V8-Supercars-announcement.jpg[/img]

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    1. Followed closely by Yas Marina blue (BMW M3/4) and Estoril Blue.

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    2. Ha! too funny Rod...I swear I didn't see this reply until I had posted mine below. Clearly you have excellent taste.

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    3. lol Estoril is all yours, man. My 2nd reply doesn't count.

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  4. Seems like this might be a short twister, given there should be one submission per poster on this one, since it is our "favorite". I'm going to go with Estoril Blue. Originally on e36 M3's.

    [img]http://www.wheeldude.com/wdg/ul/index.php/800/800/gallery/4481_1.jpg[/img]

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    1. Maybe we should expand it to favorite car/color combo. I don't think I can just pick one.

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    2. Yeah, I'm torn. Estoril Blue is a gorgeous color on many cars.

      But IMO the E39 M5 (which was never, outside Individual, sold as Estoril Blue) looks best in Chiaretto Red. Mine is Silverstone, a pale blue which is not too common (it was the color in the original 1999 Euro-market promo literature which is why I ordered it, it's an M5-specific color, and it was replaced in 2001 with Bluewater). The blues BMW sold on the E39 M5, Le Mans Blue and Avus Blue were too dark for the car, but my favorite all time blue is probably the mid '60s GM Nassau Blue. Think Corvette Grand Sport.

      Blacks and grays are never special, and silvers and solid reds rarely are (sorry Ferraristas). Some cars beg to be Dakar Yellow or Ferrari Fly Yellow but my favorite yellow is still the mid '60s Ford Sunlight Yellow.

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    3. I personally think the lemans blue is the bomb on a m5, but then I also think imola red is gorgeous... Decisions, decisions if I find the right one in my neck of the woods......

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    4. Coupes wear odd colors so well. For me it's Phoenix Yellow.

      [img]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_6jcjZL2iKjs/TDC8CzA_U2I/AAAAAAAABfo/reqJKVomzKg/s800/Z3M%20Coupe%20009.jpg[/img]

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    5. Yeah, Lemans + Caramel Heritage is one of my favorites on the e39, but from a rarity standpoint, I really like Oxford Green + Caramel.

      [img]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e345/cmadams4/9b2fe25f-6ae5-4222-a008-5b2278f28885_zpsdbbcb265.jpg[/img]

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  5. The wonderful green/pink/purple tri-tone Chevy in Mon Oncle:

    [img]https://images.duckduckgo.com/iur/?f=1&image_host=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.forum-auto.com%2Fmesimages%2F887729%2FBismuthJacquesTatiMonOn1.jpg&u=http://aws-cf.caradisiac.com/prod/mesimages/887729/BismuthJacquesTatiMonOn1.jpg[/img]

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    1. I don't know the exact paint codes, as I believe it was a custom job. But whatever they may be, the combination has to be my favorite color scheme. I know this was not precisely what was asked, sorry.

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    2. The green is correct, but the other color with it in 56 was a light yellow.

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    3. Perhaps I should have said that I thought the Le Mans Blue and (later) Avus Blue were too dark when I bought mine, but I've mellowed on that a bit.

      Whatever Ferrari called the blue on the 575M is quite acceptable to me, somewhere in the Le Mans Blue territory, should the NASDAQ happen to find a 2000-point escalator.

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  6. Porsche Signal Orange Code 1414-L , also seen on some VWs built by Karmen
    I'd put a photo but it's notoriously hard to reproduce, it has tiny flecks of green and other colors in it.
    Apparently it is made from powdered unobtainium mixed with unicorn blood.

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  7. Lexus hit a homerun recently with "Desert Sage Metallic"

    [img]https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/bb/2f/61/bb2f61a22b9db8c52f83fb56800238d3.jpg[/img]

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    1. Derp -

      Gotta either go with the silver on this Spitfire -
      [img size=50%]http://www.totallytriumph.net/spitfire/webpages/DSCF0318a.jpg[/img]
      Classic Gulf Livery -
      [img]http://pipeburn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/10_05_2011_gulf_honda_550_05.jpg[/img]
      Or if you wanna go classy, the purple on this thing -
      [img]http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/images/gallery/pb08/13262.jpg[/img]

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    2. Gulf gotta be whatever the Wyer/Gulf GT40s were.

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  9. Any color from the German rainbow

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    2. [img]http://log.autogespot.com/03-2012/grigio/3.jpg[/img]

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  10. Gotta put it in for GM on this one: Synergy Green on the Camaro. Couple that with the matching door and dash inserts, and I'm in green heaven. :)

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  11. No color

    [img]http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/autopia/2011/06/ghost-car-01.jpg[/img]

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  12. Also, as a die-hard Clemson alum, I'm partial to this color (and this car).

    [img]http://cdn.pinthiscars.com/images/lotus-elise-orange-wallpaper-4.jpg[/img]

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  13. the blue on this scruffy Lancia - il denaro è fatto per spendere - the BaT thread for this car might have been the one where i first heard about DT, or around that time anyway

    [img]http://13252-presscdn-0-94.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/plugins/PostviaEmail/images/1967_Lancia_Fulvia_Sport_front_quarter_resize.jpg[/img]

    [img]http://13252-presscdn-0-94.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/plugins/PostviaEmail/images/1967_Lancia_Fulvia_Sport_rear_quarter_resize.jpg[/img]

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  14. I've always liked the greens on the late '50s / early '60s Beetles. Used to favor Agave but my new favorite has to be Ceramic Green. Maybe this should be the color of my '66 when I finally respray it.

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    1. [img]http://i.imgur.com/xAFINq6l.jpg[/img]

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  15. White Brick

    [img]http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/2422/641/31052820020_large.jpg[/img]

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  16. I am late to the game, but I just had to post this first:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qry9IeJnbNU

    Now, for colour, I will nominate Bleu Myosotis, from Citroën. If rendered correctly, it is a light blue, with just a tinge of lavender (Myosotis is the flower Forget-me-not, in English).

    [img]http://www.super2cv.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/myosotis.jpg[/img]

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  17. Gone!

    [img]http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb144/caseyajones/ColorMeGoneII.jpg[/img]

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  18. 1972 VOLVO color code 109
    http://l-n.com/bourne/ES/DSC_7388.JPG
    http://l-n.com/bourne/HOF/DSC_7376.jpg

    http://l-n.com/bourne/HOF/DSC_7374.JPG
    jpb
    volvo nut

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  19. My favorite is actually World Rally Blue, but that's been taken, so I will go with its close relative: Electron Blue Pearl
    [img]http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv328/micolcle2/2000%20Honda%20Civic%20Si/IMG_0207.jpg[/img]

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