Picking colors: I need some help! -- Ferrari related
It's very close to that time, the time you pick and choose, and gentlemen: I need help.
After days of considerations, I've come up with the three following color schemes. Please critique / comment, but let me advise you of this: there are four colors for the top (blue, grey, beige, black) and the top is never seen when it's down.
Choice 1: Tour de France blue (medium-dark blue metallic) with navy steering-wheel/interior doors/dash/underdash with white stitching, navy carpets, white seats with navy piping and a blue top (the navy is VERY dark, not like the bmw blue).
Choice 2: Gregio Inrid (a silver that, in direct sunlight, has a hint of beige/champagne) with black interior door/dash/underdash/steering wheel with white stitching, black carpets and top, white seats.
Choice 3: Gregio Alloy (silver with a hint of blue, but subtle. a "cool" crisp silver) with the blue color scheme mentioned above.
The first two colors are fairly rare, the first being conservative, the second being sort of old-man but very classy, and the 3rd being very popular due to the cool-factor.
What do you gentlemen think? Personally, I'm torn between the first two. And I'm unsure of my selections (cream on black or blue interior, should i get the underdash in the cream color like it would be, etc.)?
I have seen your third choice, Gregio Alloy, in Europe. A great color, so no wondering why it may be popular. This would be my choice. If I had to be different, then I would go for navy, as I do not like silvers with champagne tints. My guess is that you will be happy with the Alloy longer than any of the other colors. Have fun.
I have seen all three colors on 360 Modenas. Remember that Aston Martin dealership I used to drive by everyday...they are also a Ferrari Dealership. Everyday during the summer they would have at least 2 360's outside. The gregio alloy would be my choice. The Tour de France blue looks really good on a 550 Maranello. But then again so does the gregio alloy! I don't think you can go wrong!
My opinion is as follows- if its a Ferrari you are to have, you ought to have it in Ferrari Red- all other colours are automotive blasphemy*. You should combine this with a tan or black interior and the top should be black.
if you wont take my advice regarding red, then I choose a combination of 3,2 and custom: do the outside in Gergio Alloy and the inside with the black eveything except change the seats to black- white seats are even worse than not having a Ferrari in red.
*this pertains to the 360 or the 550. For the 456GT it is better to have in blue or silver.
[This message has been edited by MEnthusiast (edited 15 January 2001).]
forget the other colors, yellow or red are the only ferrari's. but yellow, i dont care if there are lots of 360's with the color, because you still dont see tons of ferrari's aroung in the first place. plus the car is a looker, so dont put a old man benz color on it, be it nice or whatever. especially if this is your only ferrari for now.
I've seen the car in yellow, black, red and dark blue metallic. It looks best in black, then yellow. Surprisingly, I don't like the car nearly as well in red - its lines just don't show off. The blue looked nice but it seems wrong for the car.
ive seen it in red/tan, black/? and yellow/black...i liked black/tan the most by far because when a black car is washed and polished properly no other colour compares to it, i think a lot of black m5 owners on this board would agree with me on it...you certainly wont achieve the same effect with yellow, red maybe, but i agree with greg, strangely enough it doesnt show the car lines to the maximum effect.
id advise black/tan and the second option black/black. and if you dont like black at all then it would be yellow/black...dont like any silver cars, especially ferrari, because all cars look modest in silver IMHO and ferrari cannot be modest.
[This message has been edited by KnightRider (edited 15 January 2001).]