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Old 01-12-2009, 08:07 PM
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I always liked the Chrysler Black Cherry that was around 10-15 years ago. It looks great with tan interior, and it is a classy color. A great alternative to black or navy blue.

I often pick colors off the new car lots.

Most often I see something on the road that really catches my eye, then I follow them to see what year and brand of vehicle it is. (they all sort of look alike now-a-days) I make note of the color for future use. Certain colors just pop in the sunlight.
black cherry is cool, i was just trying to stay away from anything black for a while. i'd like to find a colour that i don't have to wash 3 times a day

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The 57/8 Caddys just looked fantastic in either
Coral-------------(can ya say 'pink cadillac'??)
Copper-----------Also a good looking color

I know they don't sound like good colors----but they sure do look "right" on the car.

neither of these colors will have the maintainence issues that black or near black cars have.
(have had a black vehicle since I was 18)

Black is a PITA to keep clean, and my 59 Elky will be the last black vehicle I do.
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this sounds interesting, any pics of this?
Haven't gotten around to painting the car yet. Mine is a 66 Bonneville that will have off-white leather and either sage or caramel interior accents.

If I can find the test panel I did I'll take some photos and send them. Here is a photo of the color I'm talking about. The caddy pearl keeps this color, but some of the irridescence is lighter. The yellow pearl richens the yellow and the highlights are a bit more yellow. The best way I can describe the color is "whipped butter."



Ford had a really rich and flashy blue color in the early 90s that I really liked as well. It might be a bit too gaudy on a big car like that, but it was my original choice before I found the mellow yellow. The best way I can describe it is "candy apple blue." They used it a lot on Tauruses and Trucks, like this:


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hmmmm, there are some nice coppers.
i'll check some out tomorrow
GM had a nice burnt orange coppery color(around 02), but not the typical metallic orange like they had on the Cavaliers. I have only seen it on one vehicle in this area and the owner doesn't know the factory name for it,Its on a GMC Sierra if that helps any.
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black cherry is cool, i was just trying to stay away from anything black for a while. i'd like to find a colour that i don't have to wash 3 times a day
Black cherry is a purple-ish maroon
or maybe a maroonish purple.
Goes great with the new Chrysler PWG.

Best thing that I can recommend, is keep your eyes open for something that catches YOUR eye, and when you see about 4-5 that happen to be the same color, that's it. What YOU like is most important.

That's how I got my shade of red. I travelled all over the US to shows, etc. and everytime I saw a bunch of red cars and one that popped out, I asked what it was.
Sure enough.... that's my red.
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