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Easto
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me it was right car spec, right price and colour 3rd priority.
Didn't really want black or silver though - mainly because my GT2 was black and silver isn't a favourite.

I'd have gone yellow over any other colour had choice been there but loved white when I saw it in the flesh.

Purple is my favourite colour but not sure I'd dare wrap the car... I have considered it though tbh!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mines Basalt, its a pain to keep clean, but im a clean freak so it always is & i think it looks great. My fave though is probably Seal grey, my last one was & i think they look terrific.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I had decided Black was the only colour to go for...and then I saw a white one and immediately changed my mind. So Carrara White gets my vote.

PS - many people will already know this but just for info....When I first saw "Carrara" white written in an advert for a 911 - I thought it was a just a misspelling of Carrera - but I later discovered that the spelling Carrara was correct - it actually relates to a type of high quality white marble quarried in the city of Carrara in Tuscany, Italy
 
  
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Paul Farrar
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shaoxter wrote:

Sadly 90% of people go for those safe/boring options Rolling Eyes


I didn't realise that certain colours had additional 'safety' features... Question

As for me, I generally buy on condition and spec rather than colour. That said, I simply did not want Basalt Black or Arctic Silver on a 911, so wouldn't even go and look at examples in those colours, even in the most perfect spec. It's simply personal preference...

So for me, my dream list was either Meteor Grey or GT Silver - the latter being a really beautiful interpretation of silver, and so much more 'alive' that the flat looking Arctic Silver. I had an On/Off relationship with Carrara White, but any form of Blue, Red or Yellow was definitely a possibility.

In the end, I found one of my preferred colours with 14 of my top 17 specification requirements. The only spec items it lacked were TPMS, Bose and Rear Wiper, the latter 2, in particular, being well down the list anyway.

But colour, with the quoted definite exceptions, was pretty irrelevant overall.

My first 993 was Polar Silver, which I really loved - but Special Order aside, it wasn't available in a 997 Gen 2 - otherwise it would certainly have been up there with Meteor Grey and GT Silver.....
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best colour for a 911 is a matter of opinion... and location.

I bought white because Dubai. Dubai is difficult, because it's so hot and so dusty. And parking scrapes and dings are very common (white is supposed to be the easiest colour to repair). As such any dark car looks terrible and feels terrible. And any strong colour fades quickly (as a friend of mine pointed out, faded Guards Red looks pink...). So I went with white, and I love it.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any 911 looks great in (almost) any colour when viewed in isolation.

Sadly when seen in a group it is clear what the most common choice of colours are in the UK.



Don't get me wrong. I had a Seal Grey 996C4, a Polar Silver 997T and planned to buy a Meteor Grey 997T but when parked in a group of 911s they look Dull (with a capital D).

I've never regretted my current choice of colour and really think it works on my car but it wouldn't necessarily be my choice on another 911. I still love Seal Grey 996s - especially Turbos - and have always lusted after an Agate Grey 991 but I'm not sure I'd ever buy either.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Midnight Blue....and wiiiiide
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
Any 911 looks great in (almost) any colour when viewed in isolation.

Sadly when seen in a group it is clear what the most common choice of colours are in the UK.



Don't get me wrong. I had a Seal Grey 996C4, a Polar Silver 997T and planned to buy a Meteor Grey 997T but when parked in a group of 911s they look Dull (with a capital D).

I've never regretted my current choice of colour and really think it works on my car but it wouldn't necessarily be my choice on another 911. I still love Seal Grey 996s - especially Turbos - and have always lusted after an Agate Grey 991 but I'm not sure I'd ever buy either.


Boring car park, the white and red ones are nice though Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Which colour 911? Reply with quote

daz parker wrote:

I love them in black but I don't think it shows off how wide it's bum is and also a pain to keep clean.


It is a pain to clean, but I think its bum looks very nice.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Condition, spec, colour in that order.
Have had White 3.2C, Red 964 and now Basalt 997T. Love them all but agree that a splash of colour in the current trend of dark metallics wouldn't go amis.

Ultimate Green on a Ford RS Focus is up there with my favourite colours and Lambourghini do a beauty called Ithicia.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
Any 911 looks great in (almost) any colour when viewed in isolation.

Sadly when seen in a group it is clear what the most common choice of colours are in the UK.



Don't get me wrong. I had a Seal Grey 996C4, a Polar Silver 997T and planned to buy a Meteor Grey 997T but when parked in a group of 911s they look Dull (with a capital D).

I've never regretted my current choice of colour and really think it works on my car but it wouldn't necessarily be my choice on another 911. I still love Seal Grey 996s - especially Turbos - and have always lusted after an Agate Grey 991 but I'm not sure I'd ever buy either.


Per my latest column in T911. I'd have yellow or orange as a first choice for a weekend car. Probably not though for a frequent use car. I wanted black when i was hunting for mine but a Meteor car ticked every box bar the colour preference so i bought it anyway and it looks at its best polished and viewed in the setting sun. probably 'cos its darker and heading towards black Smile Floor
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This thread needs a bit of brightening up puh
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ozzyz wrote:
This thread needs a bit of brightening up puh


Now that's what I'm talking about.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ozzyz wrote:
This thread needs a bit of brightening up puh


Boooom Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ozzyz wrote:
This thread needs a bit of brightening up puh


Very nice! Not sure I could take the attention.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well firstly and more seriously the most important thing must be condition and spec that you want the colour is the heart bit . mine is Aqua Metallic, my old one was midnight and cobalt, lapis are also great colours top of the list must be Riviera but they are as rare a pulling a supermodel down my local ( just have to settle for her sister lol ) but as Monster so rightly pointed out Blue IS the new black. Under consideration when looking was also speed yellow and guards red, both proper Porsche colours . We do seem to fall into three groups those that like the loud Porsche colours and those that like the safer grey/silver tone options, and then the" It must be black" group there is no denying that Black has great depth to the colour and is an aggressive colour. I love them all even Macadamia well ok only Macadamia in bright sunshine lol . Then there are the California azzuro and the orange ones, just so many lovely and some very rare colours. Only you know what colour car you want to live with so take you time and find the best condition one you can in or as near to the colour you want. Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do like the new Miami Blue colour cars Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I do like the new Miami Blue colour cars Cool


Agreed miami and mexico are both really great blues Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
Well firstly and more seriously the most important thing must be condition and spec that you want the colour is the heart bit . mine is Aqua Metallic, my old one was midnight and cobalt, lapis are also great colours top of the list must be Riviera but they are as rare a pulling a supermodel down my local ( just have to settle for her sister lol ) but as Monster so rightly pointed out Blue IS the new black. Under consideration when looking was also speed yellow and guards red, both proper Porsche colours . We do seem to fall into three groups those that like the loud Porsche colours and those that like the safer grey/silver tone options, and then the" It must be black" group there is no denying that Black has great depth to the colour and is an aggressive colour. I love them all even Macadamia well ok only Macadamia in bright sunshine lol . Then there are the California azzuro and the orange ones, just so many lovely and some very rare colours. Only you know what colour car you want to live with so take you time and find the best condition one you can in or as near to the colour you want. Thumb


Phil the Vertini Magic Concave look stunning. makes the car, then the colour Much love for this car. I'd go Ducktail or Aero rear spoiler. Perfection. worship worship worship
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TonyC911 wrote:
I do like the new Miami Blue colour cars Cool


Imagine if that was colour coded, I'm off to the toilet I might be some time !!
 
  
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