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911Time
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zingari wrote:
Not sure about exterior but you need to avoid inside

Suicide Savannah
Moody Metropole Blue
John Major Grey
Brown/cream with a black exterior (aka Stevie Wonder style)
Dog knob red ('DKR') dash and steering wheel. :


LMAO Floor Floor Floor
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...for a classy classic look blue and black or dark green and black...

...red for screaming mid life crisis, look at me look everyone;I have got a Porsche

...silver for the safe blend into the background you can't see me right look...

...yellow, think red turned up to 11 and driver sporting a Mullet
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still on the subject of interiors.....

Zingers has summed it up very poetically....

Beige - might better on the 991s but on the older cars, unless you have a black dash there is a really bad reflection in the windscreen which is really off-putting - dealers well aware of this and affects price and shift-ability

Pale grey - also difficult to shift on

I did see in 991 in dark brown metallic with dark brown leather interior which looked pretty nice

Boring - but generally, you can't go wrong with black
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think you can go too badly wrong on the exterior colours, which are either cool and understated or bright and lairy (and entirely up to you), but the internal colours need a little thought.

As already stated the bright red, light grey and beige interiors are a bit crap, but even beige might work with a grey or black car. I will not however buy a car with a light grey interior. I walked away from a 540 estate once, which was otherwise lovely, as it had an awful, awful grey leather interior. I just couldn't do it, even at a giveaway price.

Over in Dubai and the Middle East, a lot of the 'desert spec' cars are white over beige, or sand coloured, for obvious reasons. You might be able to run a fully red seat in a black interior, if you're brave, and you can of course run colour coded seat backs. What tends to really jar are the turquoise on turquoise and other really 70s matched combinations.

I have a soft spot for the peanut brown interiors - they work so well with grey and red, any many colours, but they don't seem to come up very often. Sadly. I ended up with the very dark blue interior. No one seems to even notice it isn't black. I barely notice these days.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Generally not a fan of black/dark grey colours and I really don't like white/cream cars (Sorry SpongeBob).

Personally I like bold colours, red, blues, greens and yellows.

I am big fan of red leather but I think it only suits silver/grey cars.

Although a black interior is rather safe, it is blood boring. I have Blue leather, (possibly Sea Blue? Similar to Metropole blue) which really suits my Aqua Blue exterior.

I wouldn't worry too much about resale. Someone will always buy your car and having a rare colour combination can be attractive.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder

I had a Lapis blue 986 with grey interior and thought the interior was really boring
I have an artic silver 996 with boxster red interior (black steering wheel lol) and the interior is transformed
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

991 seam to have a lot more used stock with two tone interiors. I’ve seriously contemplated black and grey Cars with this interior. The red really works, I think it’s the black carpets that reduce the red effect in this one.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed Black over red interior looks nice and less like a blood bath axe murderes all red car
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you one and all for your insightful and hilarious comments Smile

Finding a car with the condition, spec, mileage and colour combination all in one vehicle might require compromise in one area or another but at least there is an aim.

Thanks again Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dt4 wrote:
Beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dt4 wrote:
I had a Lapis blue 986 with grey interior and thought the interior was really boring


I have a Lapis blue car with Grey Sad

Grin
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Floor Floor

‘DKR’.... worship

Another classic.......!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Judging by AutoTrader or by Ebay, the most popular colours are black, silver, grey then white. Less so for GT cars.
I suppose a lot (not all) of Porsche owners are quite risk averse, and are interested in resale values, so choose conservative colours. Certainly true in my case, but I'm an accountant so it's baked into our very DNA.

My car is Arctic Silver with a black interior - boring to many I suppose, but I'm a whisperer not a shouter, as it were. Had the calipers powder coated red though, so I clearly do know how to party.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

911Time wrote:
Floor Floor Floor

With a rocket launcher fitted to the former I guess I could call it a
'Stinger 911' ?? Wink


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing wrong with grey interior as long as you liven it up with accent colour and/or a touch of alcantara. any get rid of the grey steering wheel for a carbon one , this was my old gen1 Grin Grin Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HSC911 wrote:
dt4 wrote:
I had a Lapis blue 986 with grey interior and thought the interior was really boring


I have a Lapis blue car with Grey Sad

Grin


Ooops sorry
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dt4 wrote:
HSC911 wrote:
dt4 wrote:
I had a Lapis blue 986 with grey interior and thought the interior was really boring


I have a Lapis blue car with Grey Sad

Grin


Ooops sorry


Grey is boring so don't worry Grin

Hence why I put one of these bad boys in Thumb







 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice RECARO!! I'd like a set of these... such a connected feeling to drive a car with a bucket seat.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When the OPC sold me my car , it was a fair bit cheaper than any other 911 I had seen especially with all the options . He was quite open and said the colour combo wasn’t popular .

Mine is platinum silver and with a Luxor beige interior . He’s not wrong this was the combination I was after and it took ages for me to find one!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GMG wrote:
.....yellow, think red turned up to 11 and driver sporting a Mullet


Spongebob better get growing that Mullet.
 
  
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