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Coloring our (vehicle) worldPosted Thursday, January 5, 2012, at 11:31 AM
Whatever happened to brightly-colored vehicles?
The annual Dupont Automotive Popularity report lists white, silver, black and gray, in that order, as the only vehicle colors earning over 10 percent.
My last two vehicles over the past six years have been silver. I thought about buying black at my last trade but thought silver simply looked better. Yes, I'd consider a black vehicle in the future.
And we rarely see interiors now in colors other than black or taupe.
But go to a antique car show and you'll see brightly colored vehicles, especially from the 1950s and 1960s. I imagine many people automatically associate mid-1960s Mustangs with red. And if I had a '63 Corvette it would be ice blue.
In the 1970s it seemed like every other GM car passing by was a shade of green slightly lighter than grass, especially Impalas and some of the cheaper Buicks. Does anyone else remember the old pea green Southern Bell vehicles?
Trends come and go, and it'll be interesting to see what's next. I wouldn't mind seeing some brighter colors on the streets.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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