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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:57 am    Post subject: Help on color combination choice? Reply with quote

Hey guys

I had placed an order for the 991 already so it is time to think about the color combination.

just want everyone's thoughts on color choice....

I had a great looking black car, but NEVER EVER again. It is impossible to keep clean. Not big on red, silver, and the lime gold. I would consider white, the blue from the German catalogue, or one of those new grays.

I’ve been to the showroom recently; the 997 left in my local dealer are GTS and cabriolet are both white with black leather interior and look stunning. However, since earlier 90” all the cars I own are black interior, I preferred to make some change this time. I am nor sure about the white with beige since not seeing much of this combination. The blue from the German catalogue with beige interior looks also beauty, is it dark blue or aqua blue? Although the beige interior looks more elegance, it will looks like 20 years old after just 2 years of use concern me.

My question is................. what color combination of exterior and interior is the best choice.....

not that I want my to car to stand out like a sore thumb, but you want it to have the presence it deserves and the price that it is...

so what is everyones thoughts on this?
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it were my money, I'd leave the grey and beige leather alone too.

I like the Agate Grey and Dark Blue:

http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=66222

Having said that, GT Silver looks amazing in this photo:



Wheelswise, I'd have the painted Carrera S (which are Spyder-esque when you can make out the design) or Carrera Classics:



 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:04 am    Post subject: Re: Help on color combination choice? Reply with quote

pratas wrote:
Hey guys
I had placed an order for the 991 already so it is time to think about the color combination.


Congrats! thumbsup

I think Agate Grey or Dark Blue metallic exterior with Carrera S wheels would be nice. I would go with a black interior, but since you don't want that, maybe try a black and grey/ beige leather combo. I would also avoid very light interior shades as maintenance could be a pain.

The car in the header of this site right now looks nice too (Dark Blue Metallic with Carrera Classic wheels).
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't go wrong with a black interior imo...

Unless there's been a massive quality change with the new models, Porsche interior leather quality is a long way from that of say Ferrari, if you venture from black..
Silver or grey is a no-brainer match for best residuals for the exterior..
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I chose Dark blue metallic with blue and black trim for my 997 gen 2 Turbo and it does look good and very subtle.
Dark blue with beige trim would be a very good combo with the beige giving a very spacious feel to the cabin.
It does seem that on the second hand market anything with any other colour than black or grey interior hangs about a little longer, you would have thought that may not happen on the 991 for a couple of years.
Choose what you like and be happy with it, or choose what you think will give you the best residual.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've ordered Silver with 20" Sport Design wheel's + options circa £15k

Would not Spec a Blue car again they get dirty to quick
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevejc wrote:
Dark blue with beige trim would be a very good combo with the beige giving a very spacious feel to the cabin.


Does the 991 need any more of a senseof spaciousness?

I mean that seriously, as I would prefer a more compact, more cosseting feeling cabin.





 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have also just placed my order for the new 991 C2S. I currently own a 997 C4S in Seal Grey with Black leather. I like the new grey and would probably have gone with that, but I feel I need a change. I am currently thinking of Dark Blue metallic withy grey leather (don't think I can live with beige). Any thoughts on this combo? Question
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@pratas, here's the interior you might want to go for: http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=66384 thumbsup

@waldorfsalad, your combo seems to be the one on that same thread - seems to work quite well, wouldn't you say? Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks pratas, but now having also seen the new video of what looks like an aqua blue car on the steet I am now not sure which blue to go for.

Decisions, decisions! Dont know
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For an everyday car Black leather is the way to go.

I had Slate Grey with Natural Brown on my turbo, looked great.

But I did get a little bored of the Slate Grey, was easy to look after, but you never got that shine you get from a Black.

Personally find Grey leather dirty and depressing looking.

I'm torn between the two Blue's and Black on the 991.

But will get a black leather for sure !
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

waldorfsalad wrote:
Thanks pratas, but now having also seen the new video of what looks like an aqua blue car on the street I am now not sure which blue to go for.

Decisions, decisions! Dont know


As far as I know, there are only two blues. Post the video and we'll vote, at least? I think the darker blue (Dark Blue Metallic) is a good call.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only two blues offered (beware the studio photos pasted into "reality").

Any way, check out the colours here:

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=66226

Or here:

http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=66265

Video is Colbalt.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GT4 wrote:
If it were my money, I'd leave the grey and beige leather alone too.

I like the Agate Grey and Dark Blue:


Dark blue looks good Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:27 am    Post subject: Re: Help on color combination choice? Reply with quote

sld82 wrote:
pratas wrote:
Hey guys
I had placed an order for the 991 already so it is time to think about the color combination.


Congrats! thumbsup

I think Agate Grey or Dark Blue metallic exterior with Carrera S wheels would be nice. I would go with a black interior, but since you don't want that, maybe try a black and grey/ beige leather combo. I would also avoid very light interior shades as maintenance could be a pain.

The car in the header of this site right now looks nice too (Dark Blue Metallic with Carrera Classic wheels).

The header change to speed yellow puh
Dark blue with beige from the German catalogue looks super. I were just concerned about beige's ability to look good over the long haul.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

waldorfsalad wrote:
I have also just placed my order for the new 991 C2S. I currently own a 997 C4S in Seal Grey with Black leather. I like the new grey and would probably have gone with that, but I feel I need a change. I am currently thinking of Dark Blue metallic withy grey leather (don't think I can live with beige). Any thoughts on this combo? Question

do you have the production schedule yet? The dealer told me that my order wont deliver till June or July, there are around 25 people ahead of me nooo
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks all you guys reply

Dark Blue seems to be on the top list at this moment.

Since everybody love Black leather interior, how about carrara white/black interior with red seat belts plus trim strip panel, PCM board, door finishers painted with white Mr. Green
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rimmer wrote:
I've ordered Silver with 20" Sport Design wheel's + options circa £15k

Would not Spec a Blue car again they get dirty to quick


GT Silver I hope ..

Your blue car problem was down too not waxing it often enough, as simple as that.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pratas wrote:
thanks all you guys reply

Dark Blue seems to be on the top list at this moment.

Since everybody love Black leather interior, how about carrara white/black interior with red seat belts plus trim strip panel, PCM board, door finishers painted with white Mr. Green


Sounds like spec that would work on the new 911.

I do think the yellow one is good too, especially with those wheels Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a new owner of an Aqua blue GTS I can vouch for the colour, it's been very well received but it does 'shout' a bit, however I was bored with black and silver. The only word of caution is that when I discussed this with an 'impartial' OPC dealer principal, he referred to midnight blue as 'doom blue', apparently they find dark blue 911's difficult to shift.
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