Which Classic Car Color Would You Order Today?
Besides wishing every new car was available with dark green paint, I’ve noticed that classic cars with original paint are often finished in a striking color. Be it a cheery ’60s pastel blue or a Ricardo Montalbán-grade ’70s metallic bronze, I often wonder what, say, the Bullitt Mustang’s Highland Green paint would look like on the rumored Toyota S-FR.
And why not? Classic cars have given us some of the most beautiful hues ever seen on a machine, let alone anywhere in nature.
A few years ago, I stumbled on nuancierds.fr, a fantastic enthusiast website devoted to the many colors offered on the Citroën DS…both inside and out. None, however, were as outrageous as the for-1959-only Bleu Delphinium, a color that is probably too loud for even a Pagani Huayra. It’s a non-metallic, almost neon…periwinkle?
An extreme example, surely, but which classic color would look great even today?
Photography by Afshin Behnia,Máté Boér, and Alexander Bermudez; Sourced image: pinterest.com