Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Adelaide South Australia
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I have always thought it is best to keep a car in its original colour or an original colour for the model. If you are going to change the colour the problem is that you have to repaint every nook and cranny or it is obvious that it has been changed. There is nothing worse than a red car with yellow under the boot lid or bonnet. I have seen people repaint cars in unbelievably bad colours. I used to have a 1956 beetle that was the rare Coral Red, (or Manley Tan in Australia) and the current owner apparently repainted it in a horrible green. I haven't seen it and don't want to, or I might cry. All of the colours on Beetles in that period were nice pastel shades.
2004 GT 3.2 V6 (Stromboli Grey).
2008 159 TI Sportwagon 2.4 JTDM (Stromboli Grey).
1988 75 3 litre (red). My first 75 and now my son's.
2000 156 2 litre Twin Spark, ( Cosmos Blu metallic), my daughter's car.
1990 75 3 litre Potenziata (black), now sold & living in Newcastle NSW.
1990 75 3 litre Potenziata (grey, sadly deceased due to fire).
1982 GTV 2 litre, red, (daughter's first Alfa)
2 x 1992 164s, (1 red, 1 grey).
2 x 1988 33s, (both red).
1985 GTV 2 litre, (white).