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View Poll Results: Which W123 metallic colour would you choose?
Original 480 Manganese brown 45 32.85%
Cyprus green 876 11 8.03%
Anthracite grey 172 19 13.87%
Blue green 877 13 9.49%
Lapis blue 932 23 16.79%
Something else (please say) 26 18.98%
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Old 08-14-2014, 05:52 PM
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I'm a sucker for ascot grey.

I plan on doing a full color change on my 737 classic white 300td to ascot grey.

I've made up my mind I'll not be changing the interior - a lighter colour like that looks great with a dark / black interior but is would look a bit strange with Palomino me thinks...

...so the choice will be a darker colour to suit the pinkomino I've got.
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:39 PM
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I've already got 199 on a W201 - it is a nice colour but I think it is too modern for a W123. 199 has a certain 1990s class to it
You can counteract that with color matching hubcaps and white wall tires
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Old 08-14-2014, 10:39 PM
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It is often said that it's not over till the fat lady sings.

In this case it's not over till the tall skinny bloke welds up the car and gets it ready for paint.

I haven't considered orange on the W123 - but I think it might go quite nicely with wide boy alloy wheels on the (199) W201...
Even though I'm a purist at heart, I'd say it can look nice with Chevy Orange. Depending on your interior color, I've never seen the car. I'm assuming it's palomino or the like since that was most common with Manganese even on Euro cars.

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Old 08-15-2014, 05:43 AM
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You should choose any colour if this colour is original one.
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I guess that would be forest green 822?
I think so.
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:29 AM
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You should choose any colour if this colour is original one.
Yes Mr Ford - any colour so long as it is black...
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Old 08-16-2014, 09:36 AM
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Yes Mr Ford - any colour so long as it is black...
Huh
But Mr. Ford has chosen black color for the objective reasons...
I offer some kind of the objective variant also.
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Old 08-17-2014, 03:04 AM
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Huh
But Mr. Ford has chosen black color for the objective reasons...
I offer some kind of the objective variant also.
Oh I see - any colour that was originally used. Thanks. That narrows it down!
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That Cypress Green is a uniquely beautiful car. Although it looks to be a European model to me. I voted for original.

Nice car. My W124 cab was totaled in the grocery store parking lot

Editing- I see Stretch is from The Netherlands, so Eurospec makes sense. Still love the green, still vote for brown, for all the reasons stated above...
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Stretch, be prepared for a new onslaught. This just got sent out in the PP email blast.

I personally want to keep more Manganese Brown cars on the road, since mine was taken from me...
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Old 09-24-2014, 06:19 PM
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Completely biased here, but the malachite (spruce) green metallic that showed up in the 124s is just stunning. I can only base that on 20+ years as a daily driver in all conditions and this original paint to show for it:
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Old 09-24-2014, 06:25 PM
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Pastel Beige, H-684 ! Very uncommon.
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Old 09-24-2014, 06:43 PM
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My favorite W123 color of all time: German Taxi! I think the correct name is Manila Beige.

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Old 09-24-2014, 06:54 PM
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I voted for petrol green since my 82 300D is the same color and it always received compliments. Though they're not listed, may I also suggest 881 silberdistel/silver thistle (my 300SD is that shade), 587 pajettrot/Cabernet Red, or 199 schwarzblau/Black Pearl.
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