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post #6 of (permalink) Old 11-25-2015, 05:58 PM
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Lots of opinions and contradictions when it comes to Alfa colors. For instance, there were several people that would swear "Grigio biacca" is a light gray. This was the original color of my car, and we found areas that had never been painted, buffed them up (original was lacquer), and found a gorgeous, soft ivory white. I've never had a viewer tell me anything but "my god that's a beautiful color".

The link above shows at least what one Giallo Paglierino looks like. However, it is a well-aged car, and may no longer look like the original color. I've known several Grigio biacca cars over the years, and for the most part their lacquer would turn dull and sort of refrigerator-white with age. My car looked sort of generic white, except in the areas we found that were protected. The areas we found on my car were under the chrome pieces where the top hooks into the back just ahead of the trunk. The previous respray had left these two pieces in place, giving us access to areas that had probably never seen the sun since the car was delivered new.

I believe the original Giallo Paglierino would likely be gorgeous, and very rare. I encourage you to keep it, but try to research how it looked when new. Modern paints won't lose their color or gloss with time, so you can recreate something unique and special and know it will be appreciated for a long time to come.

Don P
Carson City, NV

Past Alfas...
59 102 Touring (first Alfa $500 running)
65 Sprint GT (2nd Alfa, $500 daily driver)
102 Sprint (never did anything with it, but wish I had)
74 Berlina (first new car - now certainly rusted into oblivion)
61 Giulietta Spider G-Prod Race Car (where is it now?)
84 Spider Veloce (rarely drove it, so sold it)
86 Quadrifoglio (Dull car - no more 115s for me)
1971 Montreal "The Full Monty". Fair winds and following seas

Current Alfas
59 102 Touring Roadster - restoration complete, enough Alfa for any rational man. Or irrational, for that matter
Oops. Add to the "present" list, 10204 01488, 2000 Touring Roadster project

And past...
Two 1946 Stampe SV4C (c/n 294 "Rocinante" - wife's favorite airplane. RIP), and c/n 235 "La Bon Temps Femme" (gone to a new home, but never forgotten)
Zlin 50LA (+9 -6 gees, titanium spar, 1200 lbs, 260HP rumored to now be in Brazil)
1946 Luscombe 8A
Starduster Too (recently spotted at the Nevada City, CA airport - over 20 years and an entire continent separating it from our stewardship in Binghamton, NY)
1955 Cessna 170B (wife taught me to fly tailwheel in this)

And present...
64 Mooney M20E ("Rambo". My faithful steed for over 40 years) Over 55 years old, and just returned from a trip to Argentina in him
Newest in the fleet
1967 Piper Super Cub on Wipline amphibious floats (a true "all terrain vehicle")
2010 Triumph Thunderbird

You can snap roll an Alfa only one time...
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