The gospel of the colour is spreading

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Looks like the colour gospel is spreading, which I can only put down to the quality work of our very own Lord Walker III :bannana:

[Taken from Pistonheads]

What is it with all these Silver / Grey BORING cars!

I counted 100+ on the M4 yesterday between J12 and J13 whilst going the other way last night. Same thing this morning.

Why buy a silver car? Please explain as I don't get it.


http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=125782&f=23&h=0
 

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Excellent news!

Deffo tooooo many silver cars about. We know yer cars' made of metal, no need to paint it the same colour.

( I'd make an exception for an Aston Martin DB5/6/7/9....Vanquish....Vantage...etc etc with black leather)

That doesn't make me a Colour Traitor does it? I mean, an Aston ..... :cool:
 

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Kinky said:
What is it with all these Silver / Grey BORING cars!
It only confirms what WE knew all along. :D :D

PS The link to the Timesonline paint article was interesting. And amusing!
Park your car in the shade (one colour), return to vehicle in sunlight (different colour). :eek:
 

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Mr K cur. Just read your post. Si...Sil...Dull Chrome? Common as muck nowerdays. Shows no style and little imagination. Well I guess I am going to get flamed now :D

Be an individual and get a color :rolleyes:

<Edit> no offence intended, after all they are all Mercedes
 
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Praise be the Lord Walker III :rock:
 

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There's nowt wrong with SILVER!! :mad:
 

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If the colour Silver isnt bland, does it mean the driver is? I'm now going to hide from Pammy's reply..... be gentle with me!
 

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You can picture all of the Lemmings arriving at the edge of a cliff and parking all of thier SILVER cars, and then rushing to jump off the cliff .............. "Silver car" .... "Lemming mentality". Now I've got to hide from a few more people. Dont hit me at the gtg cos I bleed easily.
 

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...good job this thread is in the correct section !!!
 

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At least we're secure and happy with our colour choice - have no hangups about it!! :p
 

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..if this thread had been started 6 years ago then I think the results might have been in exactly the opposite direction. Zillions of years ago in the days before metallic paint, signal red was a very popular colour. Being fashionable or exclusive is a very transient thing. Owning a mercedes used to be something special too, but there's so many of the mabout these days compared to 20 years ago. Now I'm off to find a secure hiding place...
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DITTRICH said:
..if this thread had been started 6 years ago then I think the results might have been in exactly the opposite direction. Zillions of years ago in the days before metallic paint, signal red was a very popular colour. Being fashionable or exclusive is a very transient thing. Owning a mercedes used to be something special too, but there's so many of the mabout these days compared to 20 years ago. Now I'm off to find a secure hiding place...
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How about 36 years ago ? I remember seeing MK2 Ford Cortinas in "Silver Fox", the paint peeled off. Nearest thing to having sunburnt flake skin on a car.
Being fashionable also means your the first to be old fashioned.
Old fashioned is different to Classic.
I think owning a Mercedes is still special, and there are so many of them about because they are lasting longer. ( Do we just notice them because we've got them?)
My W124 is the oldest car I've ever bought/owned and no plans to change it for a while.

Looks back to top of thread to remind myself of who started all this up again....oh yes, I remember now.
 

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One other thing about Brilliant Silver.

Repeat after me.

Portzy - dont - see - swirls - :p ;)
 

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Is there something about the resale value.. dont they sell better!
 

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SIlver threads among the gold.

Of course, one good thing is, as you get older,your hair will begin to match your car :D (E220cdi in dark metallic blue) ;)
 

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fido said:
Of course, one good thing is, as you get older,your hair will begin to match your car :D (E220cdi in dark metallic blue) ;)

now that IS fighting talk - but at least it's a natural progression. You'd have to have a blue rinse - then bring on the pearls and tweed jackets :p

Personally - I find silver much more amenable and forgiving to matching whatever outfit I happen to be wearing - the other colours just give too much risk of a clash :D

Plus - my silver grille would just look plain silly on any other colour :D
 

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Silver.... it is said does not show the dirt as a darler colour would, so does it therefore mean buy a silver car cos you are too lazy to clean your car. This is just a question, I'm not baiting anyone (as if). And have you noticed how most hairdriers are silver. Can I book a perm for the gtg?????????
 

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Pietre said:
Can I book a perm for the gtg?????????

you already have done :devil: not saying a perm what though :p :devil:


and no I didn't choose silver to save time on cleaning - although it helps :D I actually quite like washing my car - an added bonus of it being ickle :D
 
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