Springtime brings classic cars out of the garage motoring down the street if full color. Spring is in the air, vintage cars take to the road. Look around any modern parking lot and there is a sea of black, white and silver with maybe a speck of blue, red or yellow. The majority of daily drivers are an inspirational yawn when it comes to paint colors, a blip on the personality scale. But this was not always the case. Vintage and classic cars are bursting with color and personality. This chiffon yellow was a popular color back in the 1930’s on Duesenbergs and Packards. Yellow, green, purple, aqua, orange and numerous blues are a delightful characteristic which allow vintage cars to elicit a smile. Love this two color Delage from 1908, in bright red and blue. While much smaller than many of today’s cars, two tone color schemes were so invigorating. In typical early two tone schemes black fenders were the neutral and the body was allowed a technicolor departure depending on one’s taste. It is when they ventured beyond black as the secondary color, car colors got more exciting. Dare to be… original. If nothing else it makes finding a car in a parking lot so much easier. They say car color reflects the economy, would you agree? I mean non-luxury carmakers always have energetic and attractive color options beyond the sea of boring.
Do you like your cars in color or do you like to blend in?