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Certain classic car colors have become indelibly associated with either an era or a particular car. During the muscle car era of the ’60s, bright shades that looked like they came straight from a roll of Life Savers were the height of cool. Happily, many of them are available again in the modern versions of the Challengers, Camaros and Mustangs available today. Here are some of the best of classic cool:

Camaro Hugger Orange: Ironically, one of the most quintessentially loud ’60s colors appeared at the very end of that decade — 1969 to be exact in the last model year of the first-generation (1967-69) Chevy Camaro. It looks particularly good set off with black stripes, and collectors will pay a big premium for cars that came from the factory in this iconic color.
Mustang Grabber Blue: A close second to Hugger Orange in sheer coolness, the history behind the shade is a bit muddled — some claim that it was “borrowed” from the shade of blue used by French cars in international competition. Others claim that it’s a derivative of Richard Petty’s racing colors. It matters little. Whether it’s a classic 1970 Mustang Boss 302 or a 2013 Boss 302, this is the color to have.
‘Cuda Plum Crazy: The anonymous real men of genius who were naming colors for Chrysler in the late ’60s and early ’70s were at the top of their game with shades like “Top Banana” and “Black Velvet,” but in terms of the audacity of the hue and the name attached to it, “Plum Crazy” was it. It’s particularly irresistible when applied to the top of the muscle car food chain, the Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda. A 1971 Plum Crazy Hemi ‘Cuda convertible recently sold at Barrett-Jackson for more than $1.3 million.
British Racing Green: Back in the 1950s, cars racing in international competition were relatively unadorned — often just a white circle with a number and no sponsor decals. All wore colors corresponding to their country of origin. White was for American cars, blue for French, red for Italian and dark green for British. Not surprisingly, the latter became known as “British Racing Green,” and for collectors of vintage Jaguars, MGs, Triumphs and Austin-Healeys, it’s the most desirable color. Or perhaps we should say “colour.”
Ferrari Fly Yellow: After Rosso Corsa (Italian Racing Red), Fly Yellow is the iconic Ferrari color. It’s even more brash than red so, consequently, we’re more fond of it. The most common explanation for the name is this: Enzo Ferrari was fond of horse racing and often named colors for his favorite ponies. “Fly” was reputed to be one of his favorites.

By Rob Sass

Published February 10, 2013

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Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/02/10/5-coolest-classic-car-colors-ever/?intcmp=features#ixzz2KYSaVFXQ

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#1 posted 02-11-2013 06:18 PM

British Racing Green is nice – but I have to have Steve McQueen’s Bullitt in my DNA!

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#2 posted 02-11-2013 06:56 PM

I’d kill to own one of these… And I love it in this color


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#3 posted 02-11-2013 07:04 PM

‘57 front end and ‘59 back side … looks like ‘vette exhaust … one of a kind???

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#4 posted 02-11-2013 07:23 PM

Found this several years ago. Some custom car company was making these. Dont know if they still are. If I remember right, they called this model the “789” because it has (as you see) a ‘57 front, a ‘59 rear, and the center section is a ‘58. Sits on a Corvette chassis

Google “n2a motors ” and you can find it.

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#5 posted 02-13-2013 01:42 AM

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#6 posted 02-13-2013 11:52 PM

Very cool!!!!!!!!..........Jim

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#7 posted 02-14-2013 12:52 AM

It’s hard to beat a Duesenburg

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#8 posted 02-14-2013 01:35 AM

I got my driver’s licence in one of these. FJ Holden (General Motors)

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#9 posted 02-14-2013 01:43 AM

nice color car .. was it peppy?

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#10 posted 02-14-2013 03:19 AM

My family are ford & buick guys, who continuosly harrass me for being a chevy a guy..but we all agree that mopar had the coolest colors, as well as names. Plum crazy purple, vitamin C orange, Sublime lime. I was glad to see when they brought the charger & challenger back they brought the cool paint names too.

Something about ford blue tho…I dunno, it always catches my eye. Posting it on a cobra and not like a pinto probably helps illustrating my point ;)

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#11 posted 02-14-2013 11:44 PM

Dan, that’s just a picture of the same model. Not the car I drove.

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#12 posted 02-15-2013 01:48 AM

Grumpman , can you still remember what color ?

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#13 posted 02-15-2013 02:12 AM

Yes mate. It was an off white nearly cream. I pranged it the first day I drove on my licence. Ran into a shop verandah post. The old man was not impressed. LOL

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#14 posted 02-15-2013 02:21 AM

Geeze Grumpy, you musta got that license a LONG time ago…..

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#15 posted 02-15-2013 02:31 AM

I drove a 57 ford in high school when a 69 was brand new. Took my moms 61 Buick to get my driving license.

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