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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-26-2018, 07:05 PM
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I think black can look great when it’s clean, bright and the car (or you) moves.
Shows all the lines, makes the chrome or bright work, accent colours pop.

That said, it’s a ***** to keep clean and my second least favourite colour after red.
Of course all my cars since the dawn of time have been red or black, so I’m an idiot

I’m thinking purple blue for the next one

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I agree with the sentiment, Pete. Funnily enough, though, in the colour world, I read that 'blacks' don't exist, they are actually very, very dark blues and greens...
And yet black is consistently one of the most popular colours, after white and silver.
Many associate black with being cool, and if not a colour aficionados it's a easy option.

Far better IMO is a dark graphite ... which looks a million times better but is also a bastard to keep clean.

Anyway it is a personal choice, but for some reason 105s love white but look utterly invisible when black ... such a shame. All that quality bodywork and nobody can see it ...
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Many associate black with being cool, and if not a colour aficionados it's a easy option.

Far better IMO is a dark graphite ... which looks a million times better but is also a bastard to keep clean.

Anyway it is a personal choice, but for some reason 105s love white but look utterly invisible when black ... such a shame. All that quality bodywork and nobody can see it ...
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I tend to agree Pete. We have three cars here, all white . All German though .

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Some of the most beautiful cars out there are black. It's all reflection and light. It will hide no flaws, poor lines, or odd proportions. You just need to know how to photograph it.

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Those cars are simply beautiful.

Btw: Ranz it took me a day before I got your comment about black actually being a really dark colour ... ... must have had a few blonde strands before my hair started falling out
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Here is a black GT jr.
yes indeed.black is no color for an alfa .the only car that black makes sense on is the 'hated' bmw.there i've let the cat out of the zip lock.a new york yankee fan can understand that statement as the boston red socks are the 'hated' red sox.
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On a purely practical note, for those cars without air conditioning (most 105's) a black car builds substantially more interior heat on a sunny day. Try touching the roof of a black car on a sunny day, then a white one for comparison. Quite how hot a black 105 would have been in a Southern Italian city traffic jam I don't know. But it would be difficult to maintain a cool demeanour in a black car with vinyl seats.
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