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Alpine Body Color

Discussion in 'Modified Alpine' started by belmateo, Sep 11, 2019.

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Best Car Color

  1. Red

    5 vote(s)
    22.7%
  2. Black

    1 vote(s)
    4.5%
  3. Silver

    1 vote(s)
    4.5%
  4. Blue

    6 vote(s)
    27.3%
  5. White

    2 vote(s)
    9.1%
  6. Green

    3 vote(s)
    13.6%
  7. Charcoal Grey

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Yellow

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Other

    4 vote(s)
    18.2%
  10. Poll Choice....

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. belmateo

    belmateo Bronze Level Sponsor

    Please vote on what you think is the best Color choice for the Alpine/Tiger body and please don't be afraid to add a new color as a post.
     
  2. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Let me be the first to say Colour Code 70

    I have an original 1965 SIV ST OD 70 of which I am the 2nd owner, purchased by my childhood friend Kirby while he was stationed in England with the USAF.

    He ordered this Alpine to his spec's including the Hardtop with a Maroon paint identified as colour code 70.

    My second choice would be Commodore Blue Colour code 106 in which I repainted my '67 SV ST I now call Blue Boy.

    Both Colours are not often seen on the Alpines, however the Maroon Colour Code 70 is seen even less:)
     
  3. Bill Blue

    Bill Blue Diamond Level Sponsor

    I think the paint should be an extension of the personality of the car. As an example, if it is going to be formal looking, doodied up Alpine, you can't beat Dark Green. If this is going to be a road Alpine, choose a highly visible color. But not red. There are too many red Alpines. Yellow, Orange, Bright Blue.

    Bill
     
  4. loose_electron

    loose_electron Gold Level Sponsor

    Not metallic paint. Too many classic cars out there that have been repainted with paint that did not exist when the car was built.
     
    Mike Armstrong likes this.
  5. Bill Blue

    Bill Blue Diamond Level Sponsor

    Some Alpine colors were metallic, so metallics are era correct. On fact, AMC offered metallics in 1964. I think if your not going to stay with OEM color, the paint barn door is wide open. There is a list of what I call "Modern Non Factory Options" that are acceptable on "Stock" Alpines. Paint, including two part paints, seems to be one of them.

    Bill
     
  6. belmateo

    belmateo Bronze Level Sponsor

    You are absolutely right!
    I hope I didn't leave any color out that many would consider.
     
  7. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Add an option: Other
     
  8. Warren

    Warren Silver Level Sponsor

    If someone wants to step down to a MK1A in 106 let me know. Not many in Balmoral Grey or there's always Orchid Green . But really Audi and some other new cars have some retro grey and other colors that are not metallic. Resale Red is just that, remember when I got a "nice midlife crisis car," heckle but my retort was "insert geezer voice, way past that sonny, heh heh heh,"
     
  9. belmateo

    belmateo Bronze Level Sponsor

    It will only let me Edit the title, sorry.
    You can certainly comment here to add any color, we are not limited to factory colors by any means. At first I was thinking to go with Silver, but after looking at Sunbeams that are Silver the less I liked it.
     
  10. belmateo

    belmateo Bronze Level Sponsor

    Resale red did come to mind because these cars do look good in Red. If I were to go that route, Mazda Candy apple red really POPS!
     
  11. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    The quartz metalic blue on the s3 was nice as were the metalic turquoise on the SV's ...

    I'm partial to silver
    [​IMG]
     
    Mike Armstrong and belmateo like this.
  12. belmateo

    belmateo Bronze Level Sponsor

    Mike!
    That shade of Silver works!
    Thanks for posting.
    Guy
     
  13. husky drvr

    husky drvr Gold Level Sponsor

  14. belmateo

    belmateo Bronze Level Sponsor

    It is interesting that Red and Blue got the most votes. Currently trying to find a NON Metallic color between Charcoal gray and Silver. Thanks for everyone's input
     
  15. Warren

    Warren Silver Level Sponsor

    Look at the Lord Rootes winner of Lynn W. A tad darker in person maybe.... It is a Dale A's handiwork[​IMG]
     
  16. belmateo

    belmateo Bronze Level Sponsor

    WOW!
    Very nice looking car, the color is right.
     
  17. 260Alpine

    260Alpine Silver Level Sponsor

    New Ford Escape Metallic Blue.
     
  18. belmateo

    belmateo Bronze Level Sponsor

    I was just looking at an awesome color called Grantie Shadow.
     
  19. Ratical

    Ratical Gold Level Sponsor

  20. Gordon Holsinger

    Gordon Holsinger Platinum Level Sponsor

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