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What is your favorite factory paint color?


#1

With the exception of the DeLorean DMC-12 and a few supercars, cars wear a layer of paint on the exterior. The shade, finish, and texture of that color can really make a car stand out—for better or worse. So what color does it best?


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/07/09/what-is-your-favorite-factory-paint-color

#2

Up for consideration, one of my favorites: Evening Orchid, a 1965 GM color found mostly on Chevelles and GTOs.!
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#3

Dark jade green metallic on 78 ford trucks is a pretty nice color


#4

To paraphrase Super Troopers, you boys like Mexico (Blue?)


#5

@livemeyer - Evening Orchid is a beautiful color. On the late-model Corvairs it really looks great.


#6

My husband’s favourite factory paint colour is Plum Crazy Purple, as it was the colour of his 1970 Dodge Dart Swinger, back in the day.


#7

I’ve always liked Chrysler’s B5 Bright Blue Metallic. I had it on a 69 Super Bee and 70 GTX.


#8

1956 Lincoln Wisteria or 1960 Cadillac Heather. Gorgeous and reminiscent of the times.


#9

The yellow used on '64-64, '67-69 GM cars. It had a few different names depending on the division.


#10

My Dodge TA

Challenger with the Green Go that Plymouth called sassy grass green has always been my favorite, extraordinarily rare.


#11

Late 60s early 70s mustang color calypso coral


#12

I am the owner of my grandmother’s last new car. It’s a 1965 Impala SS and is Evening Orchid. It has the white interior and black carpet. I’ve got a lot of memories with that car as a child and adult. That would be one of my favorite.


#13

Pino verde is a striking Ferrari color. It is a distinctive dark metallic green characterized by its visual depth and ability to reflect the tone of its surroundings. I find many colors to be attractive, but pino verde is the only one that I can not forget. I have seen it on 250 GT Lusso, 365 GT/4, Dino 308 GT4 and other models built before about 1980. After that it becomes extremely rare. It is a shame that is caught up in the urban legend that any Ferrari in green loses a lot of value and becomes nearly impossible to sell. Regardless, none of that affects the inherent power of pino verde to make a statement about both the car and its owner.


#14

I’m partial to FK5 Burnt Orange Poly; my 1970 Dodge Coronet R/T sports that color inside and out and gets lots of “thumbs up” when driving around.


#15

Hands down, it’s gotta be Orbit Orange on the 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge!


#16

I love my 1992 Ford Mustang LX 5.0. Factory color is Bright Calypso.

https://imgur.com/JmZyV68


#17

I fell in love with a 1990 Corvette color called Black Rose. It’s like a deep black cherry color that plays nicely with the light.


#18

I ordered a 2014 Dodge Challenger RT Classic from the factory painted Plum Crazy Purple.
It’s unique because very few exist in Tampa and to this day I receive compliments every time I drive it.


#19

I love my 66 Chevelle in Marina Blue!!


#20

A 64 Falcon with a factory two-tone paint code SM (Cascade Green with Wimbledon White). My Dad bought this one new and I’ve never seen this color combination on another Falcon!f5