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« on: May 14, 2019, 12:41:56 PM »

While my Spider is some way from needing its respray I can at least now see my way to that point. So my thoughts turned to the colour.

I'll be honest, I've never been a great fan of white on any car but what to change it to? It strikes me as more of a subtle car so nothing too bright.

I'd like it to be a Lancia colour, and if not exactly period then at least from the 70s/80s. I was thinking about the smoky metallic grey I've seen on some HPE's and Deltas ( perhaps someone could help with the name? ) I thought that might look quite sleek on a pre-F/L car.



Thoughts?

(And yes I appreciate this is entirely subjective)
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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2019, 04:36:56 PM »

I'm not the best one to comment as I'd go for in your face colours like the yellow that was on S1 spiders!
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 06:03:01 PM »

The world is full of smokey metallic grey cars (like my Golf!). Be bold.  You own a Lancia.
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2019, 06:06:32 PM »

Nothing wrong with bright coloured cars I had an Acid green Seat not so long ago. They work especially we on smaller cars  - DS3 Fiat 500 and the like - I just don't think it suits all of them.

That said if you were to go bold but not white what would you go for? Not yellow! A deep red might work.
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2019, 09:14:01 PM »

Have you thought about rosso Brighton very unusual colour and an original spider colour too.

 See here https://photos.app.goo.gl/7PFCYVFUxENH9Whw8

But I can't really capture the colour in a photo. I've not seen a spider in this colour for donkeys years it's an S2 pre facelift colour not to everyone's taste though, it's so long since I've seen one I'm not sure myself!

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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2019, 10:05:40 PM »

Interesting. I'm not sure I've ever seen one in that colour. I found a couple of auction pics though.

Page 11 of this http://www.funcar.cc/img/auctions/auktion2017/pdf-katalog-auktion-2017-wec.pdf
If you're as sad as me you'll enjoy looking through the whole auction catalogue. There's some real rarities in there and the little Fiat Vignale is achingly pretty.

I get the impression it's one of those colours that looks very different in the flesh.

Edit: better picture found of the same car - catalogue is still worth a look though


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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2019, 10:20:45 PM »

Hi

Yep like that colour. As said before way too many grey cars around.

Peter
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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2019, 03:41:43 PM »

How about the S1 Montecarlo powder (light) blue? There was of course Minty Toothpaste Green (not recommended) or the excellent mid green metallic that looked amazing with the brown interior on S1 Montecarlos.

Sorry I have no pictures to hand. My S2 is being painted in the sky blue metallic OE colour. Currently half painted, but hopefully soon finally painted.

Cheers

Eric

PS I think a dark colour does NOT suit them
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