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    Other colors

    Quick and dirty, and low res, but interesting
     

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    Love all but the green.
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    Ya, but you gotta try! It looks better over a tobacco or cognac interior.

    PS: name the "donor car" (easy)

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    Lisa wants pink.....

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    Yeah, it's easy because you already told me!

    I'd really like to see the deep red from the Ferrari on the restoration stand at the Quail, but I like the flat Porsche grey as well.
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    Because of the way red gain flattens out in digital it isn't as good a base for the experiment, you'd be better off starting with a silver car, so I did a few quickies, and included pink for Lisa...RoR
     
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    Yes, but they all look very metallic. At least a bit of understatement, Please! What do you think this is, a Diablo?


    Pink? ouch.
       

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    At least a bit of understatement, Please! What do you think this is, a Diablo?


    I like yours a lot, the lower one looks like a Jaguar color called Seafoam that I always thought was rather pretty. Of the ones I did I like the charcoal one the best, and if a car with a red interior ever came up that was worth repainting totally this is the color I'd do, somewhere between Sterling and Gunmetal, but I'd make it a very metallic paint, like the BMW Individual wheels, just darker so the highlights would be more pronounced.
     
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    Since none of us has seen one in the flesh, and they're meant to be the best of the Individuals, let's see.........................Carbon Black!

    It's such a lovely color on the E39 M5 and E46 M3.
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    The pink is Hawt!! I was also thinking a metal flake burnt orange would look awesome

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    Copperish perhaps?
     

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    Thumbs down

    Quote Originally Posted by Norcal View Post
    Quick and dirty, and low res, but interesting
    Hey Norcal, quit messing with my car's paint job. And yes, quick it is but dirty not.

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    anyone care to try their hand at Chiaretto Red & Royal Red


    Royal Red






    Chiaretto Red
     

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    Chiaretto was one of the proposed colors for the Z8, but it was dropped prior to full production. I seem to remember hearing form BMW Classic that a few do exist, but I've never seen any photos of one. You can find models of Chiaretto Z8s from time to time.
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    I think J?rgen said that only one was made in that color in the pre-production batch, which was pulled apart for post road trails inspection prior to being scrapped. I guess it didn't stir the blood as much as the other colors?
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    Five freaking colors!

    I've never been able to figure out the marketing strategy behind just five colors available in the U.S. and why the traditional Alpina blue was not available here for the Alpinas.

    I imagine that there were several potential buyers that did not buy because black, silver, blue and red just didn't do it for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ///M Blitz View Post
    I've never been able to figure out the marketing strategy behind just five colors available in the U.S. and why the traditional Alpina blue was not available here for the Alpinas.

    I imagine that there were several potential buyers that did not buy because black, silver, blue and red just didn't do it for them.

    Henry Ford would have been proud of BMW.
    there's a bunch of M5 colors that would've looked great on the Z8

    silverstone
    bluewater
    oxford green
    anthracite
    avus blue


    colors i'd like to see
    sepia
    sepia violet
    mora metallic
    petrol mica
    moonstone

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    I'd be curious to see Ruby Black and the new Dark Graphite Metallic that looks amazing on the new 5.
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    Id like to see blue monte carlo- the new blue they have- its being used on the new M5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z8Mania View Post
    Id like to see blue monte carlo- the new blue they have- its being used on the new M5.
    Yes!!! I like that color.
       

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    Love that color, but not sure about the purple Alpina!! ;-)
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    kinda looks like sepia

    ... individual stratus+creme >>>> sepia+creme