Amphicar - Lagoon Blue or Powder Blue.

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David Chapman

Guest
Guys, Need some help in deciding what colour to paint my second Amphicar
(which is being prepared at the moment).

I'm just not sure about the original Amphicar Blue, I think it sorta looks a
little too blue for the car. The colour that I think would suit Amphicar
better is Triumph Powder Blue which is a little lighter and was used on many
of the TR series cars in the late 50s and early 60s. I would also go for a
blue dash (although it's currently black) and white interior. I know the
white interior is a dirt magnet but I'd like to be able to swop it with the
interior of my red car at some time in the future and I think white is the
only colour that works in both cars.

Because I wasn't able to be at Celina this year (will be there next year -
360 days and counting) I have been looking through my photos as I'm sure
someone there in '01 had a car a few shades lighter than the original.

The car wasn't originally blue so keeping original colour isn't an issue,
just wondering if you guys - especially with blue cars think it would look
better a little lighter ??

There is a good picture of a Powder Blue Triumph here:
http://tinyurl.com/inmb

Grateful for all comments !

Thanks,

David C in the UK (But you know that as my spell checker doesn't let me type
color)
 
M

Michael Echemann

Guest
David:
Looks a bit washed out to me but that's just my opinion. I've got the
numbers you asked for today and I'll send them over.
Mike

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Chapman" <david@manbus.com>
To: <amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2003 2:09 PM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Amphicar - Lagoon Blue or Powder Blue.


> Guys, Need some help in deciding what colour to paint my second Amphicar
> (which is being prepared at the moment).
>
> I'm just not sure about the original Amphicar Blue, I think it sorta looks
a
> little too blue for the car. The colour that I think would suit Amphicar
> better is Triumph Powder Blue which is a little lighter and was used on
many
> of the TR series cars in the late 50s and early 60s. I would also go for a
> blue dash (although it's currently black) and white interior. I know the
> white interior is a dirt magnet but I'd like to be able to swop it with
the
> interior of my red car at some time in the future and I think white is the
> only colour that works in both cars.
>
> Because I wasn't able to be at Celina this year (will be there next year -
> 360 days and counting) I have been looking through my photos as I'm sure
> someone there in '01 had a car a few shades lighter than the original.
>
> The car wasn't originally blue so keeping original colour isn't an issue,
> just wondering if you guys - especially with blue cars think it would look
> better a little lighter ??
>
> There is a good picture of a Powder Blue Triumph here:
> http://tinyurl.com/inmb
>
> Grateful for all comments !
>
> Thanks,
>
> David C in the UK (But you know that as my spell checker doesn't let me
type
> color)
>
>
>
>
>
>
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