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Is there a difference between AR327 and AR506? Both are called Bluette. I've recently saw a color sample of AR327, and it looked very 'electric' compared to how I imagine it.
I'm trying to decide what to paint my '65 Sprint GT, and Bluette was on the list (but not the 'electric' version!).
The other colors I'm considering are Acqua di Fonte and the factory original color Biancospino.
I've attached a photo of the color sample I saw and a car painted the color I think of when I imagine Bluette for reference.
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Wow! 102 views and not a single response!
Any Bluette owners out there who can comment on the difference, if any, between AR327 and AR506?
 

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I had a parts car that was bluette and it was definitely a lot closer to the pic of the stepfront you have shown. The other blue sample looks like le mans blue?
 

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Absolutely have to agree with both Pancho and Derek's comments. If bluette is the colour as shown on the stepnose GTA rep, my vote goes with that. It looks fantastic.

I know there are fans of Le Mans blue but for my perspective this probably works better with later series 105s rather than earlier ones. If I wasn't going to paint my Giulia Super in Dutch blue (dark navy blue) then I would go for bluette. Hmn I could always aim to have my 1750 GTV done in bluette.
 

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Derek, Pancho and Super1600,
Thank you all for your comments. Yes, that picture of that GTA replica is what made me put Bluette on my list. I think it looks amazing. The other pictures I've seen of Bluette cars on the BB look similar to that one, so I guess now it's a matter of finding out the correct formula!
 

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Hi, sorry to revive such an old post, but I would like to share my experience with both colors. 327 and 506 are very different despite both being called the same. I have done a lot of research on it and found a lot of people claiming it was the same color and some said they were different. I had samples of both colors mixed up and did a test on my bootlid (327) and a rusty spare door (506). As you can see 506 is a lot more blue then 327 which has some more green in it.
 

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Thank you for doing this SamGTJ!

Getting the "right" color for my Sprint GT was a real struggle. One of the problems is that different cameras and lighting can change the way it looks considerably.

For example the pictures of my car below are the same car and the same paint photographed on different days during the restoration!

Unfortunately I can't remember the color code we ended up going with (or the details of the mix).

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That is a big difference indeed! It looks great! Especially on an early Sprint GT like yours. I think your car is painted in 506 which would be period correct and it changes color dramatically with different lighting. Bluette 506 was officially availible until 1969. In 1970 Bluette 327 replaced it. My car is a 1973 GT 1600 Junior, so i think im going to go with the period correct 327 for my car. Hope to get it painted in the next couple months and will definatelly upload a pic once I do.
 

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That is a big difference indeed! It looks great! Especially on an early Sprint GT like yours. I think your car is painted in 506 which would be period correct and it changes color dramatically with different lighting. Bluette 506 was officially availible until 1969. In 1970 Bluette 327 replaced it. My car is a 1973 GT 1600 Junior, so i think im going to go with the period correct 327 for my car. Hope to get it painted in the next couple months and will definatelly upload a pic once I do.
Please do upload pictures! I love these period correct colors. They are so unusual these days, with everything on the road being black, white, or silver! I look forward to seeing what your car looks like in AR327, which is another great color.
 
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