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Old 07-13-2010, 09:09 PM
 
Location: north of Windsor, ON
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I miss red interiors too. They seemed to get sun damaged more easily, though. I also especially miss those brownish and burgundyish interiors the Japanese cars had in the 80s and 90s (think 626 and Accord). The Taurus was available with a nice aqua interior in the early 90s. Looked really good with a silver car...strange combo but it did look good.
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:29 PM
 
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If you loo at different models they are made to appeal to different demographic drivers. Small cars often have pruples and otehr color that appeal to younger people.Even in design often higher end cars are pretty conservative to appeal to older driver who buy more of them.Trucks use to be pretty common colors because men bought them. Now they and SUVs have many female drivers so color selection is wider.
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:43 PM
 
Location: north of Windsor, ON
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If you loo at different models they are made to appeal to different demographic drivers. Small cars often have pruples and otehr color that appeal to younger people.Even in design often higher end cars are pretty conservative to appeal to older driver who buy more of them.Trucks use to be pretty common colors because men bought them. Now they and SUVs have many female drivers so color selection is wider.

But I want a burnt orange Grand Marquis, dammit!
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Old 07-14-2010, 11:10 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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here is my one of 15 made redfire with chamois(yellow) interior Mustang GT and my father in laws black/red gt.. There are cool colors available, its just that most want drab colors.





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Old 07-14-2010, 10:02 PM
 
Location: NYC & NJ
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I'd love to see PRETTY cars on the road. Nice pastel blues, greens, pinks! Maybe a lemon yellow or nice peach color. Why not????
Try (re)selling that ****e, and then you'll see why not
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Old 07-14-2010, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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here is my one of 15 made redfire with chamois(yellow) interior Mustang GT and my father in laws black/red gt.. There are cool colors available, its just that most want drab colors.
But why are the dashboards black on both of them? Back in the '60s and '70s, when you bought a car with red seats, the dash was also red; with yellow seats, the dash was also yellow, etc.
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Old 07-15-2010, 03:14 AM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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I love the old cars and love the new, some good in all of them.
Here was my 68 Volvo in a stock dark green, very much the same color that Jaguar used. Had the walnut/tan interior.




Here is my truck with a dark blue I love. I have a thing for tan interiors.


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Old 07-15-2010, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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But why are the dashboards black on both of them? Back in the '60s and '70s, when you bought a car with red seats, the dash was also red; with yellow seats, the dash was also yellow, etc.
Less reflections on the windsheild. Light colored dashes reflect up into your field of view and can block your view on bright days. Dark colored dash tops don't do that, making them safer. Back in the '60s, you could also get metal dashes and door tops painted body color or a contrasting color. Not gonna happen now.

Simply put, if you want a bright color, buy a car in a color that you can use as the base for a custom paint job. Then you can be bright, colorful, AND unique.



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Old 07-15-2010, 10:37 AM
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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I've had a couple of Fiat Spyders (2 door convertibles) that were great colors - tennis ball green was a favorite, as was Ferrari yellow. Both repaint jobs, the tennis ball green (not done by me) was pretty poor quality but I loved the color. The Ferrari yellow - bright, sun yellow with no hint of orange or green - was gorgeous.

I generally buy used cars (and often very used cars), so color is a "you get what you get" thing. My Mini Cooper S is black, although buying new I'd have taken the dark blue, the purple or English racing green. There are a couple of colors I won't buy again - I've had too many black cars and they just get so hot and look so dirty. I'm not washing my car more often than every couple of weeks. I'm tired of red. I don't like gold, I don't like any of the light blues (well, except for the Robin's egg blue Miata) or greens, especially the metallics. I do like the metallic orange that's been popular for the last couple years - at least on someone else's car, I think I'd get tired of it in my driveway.

I bought new this last time and deliberately picked a silver car with a medium gray leather interior because I wanted it to stay cleaner-looking in the dust and I didn't want black leather seats, which are unbearable in the summer. I'd also have taken the deep sable or dark green, except both those came with tan interiors and I didn't want tan.

I remember in the 80s my father had a red Lincoln and the interior was red and burgundy - I can't imagine anyone who though those colors did anything but clash BADLY.
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Old 07-16-2010, 02:39 AM
 
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I agree but We always joke about the white, silver, or gold cars in the parking lots. I like the bright reds because you don't see too many.
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