Chapter 3: A Color Quandary & Arrival
I quite fell in love with that light 'teal blue' but can it possibly go with the red leather? (Mr. Barden planned to paint the body black). While I waited for the arrival of the car, I tried to visualize the combination of the teal and the red leather. Or maybe the teal and ..what? The original combination was white leather. But thats a lot of extra money when theres a perfectly good red interior on hand.
Again, I turned to the IML. I explained the issues and offered four choices:
I remembered that there was a picture of the teal and white in a convertible in the original brochure that I got with the car. I scanned it in and revised it to show a red interior. I posted the pictures thanks to IMLer Leslie. I asked for opinions on the two. Here they are. What do you think? The Original or the Wild?
Two Color Schemes: Original and On Hand Wild. OF course, the Teal Paint is Brighter AND Bluer And Greener than this 40-year-old picture: Its a LOONG way from the bluegrass green suggested here. No, my car is NOT a convertible- DARN!
So, as you might expect, the vote was strongly polarized (much like my own feelings on this point). There were those who LOVED the wild red interior (I call it the dinosaur guts) and those who DETESTED it. Very few who offered any opinion were neutral.
Just to give you a feel for the real thing, here is Subtle XS arriving on the Town-to-Town trailer. You tell me what color that is!
Pam & Jeff Burland Deliver!
Look Closer: What Color IS that, anyway? (HINT: The back is in primer!) Note: the International Standard Fin Height Indicator, Model 8YR-BOY!
Oh the Heck with it! I cant decide yet. Lets start working on it. Ill decide AFTER I see the paint renewed (Oh, I forgot to mention: I WILL keep the original paint. How could I NOT? Ive never seen another 61 the same, and its a perfect mystery color (is it green or blue??) Its bright, light, and just right for Subtle XS.
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