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Old 09-06-2006, 10:39 PM
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What's the best color for an SL?

I'm pretty fond of my burgundy 1993, but also like the teal green.
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Old 09-07-2006, 12:13 AM
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I believe in a book I read, perhaps by John Olson, consensus had it Silver was first, Black second and Red last of all the colors available.
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Old 09-07-2006, 09:09 AM
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I looked at a red one yesterday

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I believe in a book I read, perhaps by John Olson, consensus had it Silver was first, Black second and Red last of all the colors available.
I looked at a red one yesterday, but it just seems a bit too much to me. Besides, I always thought driving a red sports car past a cop was like waving a red flag in front of a bull.

BTW, are there any cops on the forum? I've never heard anyone admit to that, but I'm curious.
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Old 09-07-2006, 01:11 PM
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Thumbs up RED RED RED RED RED I always see red when I hear that!

All the modern metalic colours are great but I've sat in carparks where a whole row of cars was Silver (I've a silver Peugeot 406 "every day car" by the way) and the greens look good on a modern motor:

BUT

When you're talking about a classic car (I include the 107 SLs in this) I think they look "re-sprayed"

I have a theory:

British Roadsters should be British Racing Green (Morgans and MG's) or Light blue (Sunbeams and Healey's)

Italian roadsters Red or Light Blue

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German Roadsters (That's MB's) MUST be RED

Well I like mine anyway. - have a look if you dont agree:

http://uk.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/jim.coley@btinternet.com/slideshow2?.dir=5661&.beg=17&.src=ph

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Very nice, Jim

Yours looks great. I agree with you on the green for British cars. However, I think red and yellow for the Eye-talians, and silver and black for the Germans. Sorry, light blue doesn't do much for me.
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Old 09-07-2006, 04:52 PM
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Have you never seen a light blue Sunbeam Alpine or Bugatti - they seem to fit somehow - but a Bugatti fits in any colour anyway.

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Talking Color

My father's is silver w/ blue interior. I like it.
Mine is black, and here in the south (Texas) Black is HOT. I wish to change the color but not silver (I have tan interior).
My favorate color is CLEAR, but I had a truck and I can't find it.
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What's the best color for an SL?-topdown.jpg

Got to love that Anthracite Gray (Metallic)!!!!!
But my other Benz is Signal Red and thats hot to
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Old 09-11-2006, 10:29 PM
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Can't argue with you

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Got to love that Anthracite Gray (Metallic)!!!!!
But my other Benz is Signal Red and thats hot to
Can't argue with you, Go2. That is a fine-looking color for a Mercedes. I really like the Anthracite SEL's and SDL's. They are down right regal looking. Your SL looks very fine with those pentas on it, too.
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Have you ever seen an SL that looks bad?




No, because they all look GREAT!
It depends on the meaning of the word BAD!!!
You're absolutely right they all look great.
But should I keep it light ivory, light ivory, dark brown? The soft top is first, so what color should I do the soft top in? All answers will be appreciated.
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Light ivory looks great: it is so unusual and of course it is a correct period colour. It would be such a shame to change a correct 1970s or early-80s beige, ivory, light saffron--whatever--car to, say, 744 brilliant silver.
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Old 09-12-2006, 04:22 AM
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Light ivory looks great: it is so unusual and of course it is a correct period colour. It would be such a shame to change a correct 1970s or early-80s beige, ivory, light saffron--whatever--car to, say, 744 brilliant silver.
Exactly what I wanted to hear. Tha only concern I have really is the dark brown soft top. I like it, but in Texas it can be very H:fork_off:T on the top.
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Exactly what I wanted to hear. Tha only concern I have really is the dark brown soft top. I like it, but in Texas it can be very H:fork_off:T on the top.
I can believe it: I've got a brown top here in northern England and it gets murderously hot in there. I tend to park with the roof down (I know, I know, it's not insured) or park in the shade.
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Old 09-12-2006, 04:36 AM
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I can believe it: I've got a brown top here in northern England and it gets murderously hot in there. I tend to park with the roof down (I know, I know, it's not insured) or park in the shade.
But with that brown car it would only work that way.
What about a couple of the tans I've seen?
One is supposed to be a more caramel color?
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What about a couple of the tans I've seen?
One is supposed to be a more caramel color?
You can get what I have seen described as tan or java, which was available ex-works on late-model US-spec 129s and is a beige colour and dark tan which is a mid-beige colour but which so far as I am aware was not available new. I have also seen pale grey.

Personally I'm a sucker for originality, but I can appreciate your predicament in the Texas sun... As long as the material is original spec (Sonnenland, I think), I'd go for a mid-shade. I say that because (1) the lightest colour may go grubby really quickly and (2) the mid colour will offer some contrast with your paint job.

What colour are your seats?
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