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What's Your Favorite Car Color?

by Steven S. Brooks on August 30, 2011

in Automotive Industry,Car Ads,Car-Trucks,Collecting,Dream Cars,Just for Fun,New Cars,Used Cars

I have an automotive idiosyncrasy. OK, I have several, but one is very obvious. The car I use as my "daily driver" has to be silver. Don't ask me how this started because I don't know. I can't even say that silver is my favorite color. Regardless, when it comes time to buy a new car, I go out of my way to make sure that the car I'm most often seen in is silver.

 If you think that's weird, consider the case of a very famous automotive designer and collector from Wisconsin. Regardless of the original color of the cars he bought for his personal collection, they were all repainted to his strict criteria. If it was a convertible, the car had to be Packard Cream. If it was a closed car, it had to be Packard Blue. Ironically, he wasn't a huge collector of Packards.

 So, now that I've bared my soul and shared another bit of useless automotive trivia, I'd like to know what your favorite car color is.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Prasino spiti August 31, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Great blog, Steven! For my daily drivers, I invariably choose a dark, charcoal gray. However, for my other, pleasure driving cars, I almost always choose a gorgeous shade of green…and almost always two-tone. How fun it is to pour through the paint sample books. No specific reason, green just speaks to my heart & soul.

F. Ranger August 31, 2011 at 5:28 pm

You know, it really depends on the car. I have a different preferred color for just about every model out there, save Chevy Cavaliers and and Saturns. Sorry, but no color can make a Saturn look good.

Steven S. Brooks August 31, 2011 at 7:30 pm

@F. Ranger: Excellent points but I have seen colors on Saturns that would look great on other cars!

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