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#16 of 22 Re: I think it depends on the car... [fintail]
Jun 13, 2010 (5:05 pm)
Look how thin (narrow) those A-pillars were back then!
There was a Chip Foose Mustang a year or so ago that was two tone, and I thought it was a looker.
Jun 13, 2010 (5:17 pm)
Fintails look good in 2-tone (and wide whites)
#18 of 22 Re: I think it depends on the car... [uplanderguy]
Jun 13, 2010 (5:19 pm)
Yeah, the Custom Cloud wasn't sponsored by GM...just 70s tackiness in vehicle form. Your linked car is much better.
#19 of 22 Re: I think it depends on the car... [uplanderguy]
Jun 13, 2010 (6:18 pm)
My first new car was a factory two-tone light jade over dark jade '81 V8 Monte Carlo. The roof and hood were light and the rest of the car, dark.
Do you have any old pics of that Monte that you could scan and post? I'd LOVE to see that...sounds like a gorgeous car! My '82 Cutlass Supreme was only one color, light jadestone, I think. There was another color GM had that year that they simply called "silver-green poly", and it looks close enough to that light jadestone that I can't tell which one my car was!
I remember one day, driving to a junkyard in my Cutlass to find some new grille inserts, I passed another Cutlass of similar vintage that was the dark jadestone. That was the only time I think I've seen a car in the dark jadestone. It was beautiful. I imagine a two-tone of the two must have been drop-dead gorgeous!
About the closest I've seen to that 2-tone was a 1979 Dodge St. Regis that used to be in my neighborhood. It was this color scheme. And ironically enough, it went up for sale the day after I bought my '79 NY'er 5th Ave, for only $500! My 5th Ave has a bigger engine and is more luxurious, with leather and power galore, but I'd much rather have that 2-tone green! If I'd had the money to buy it and a place to store it, I probably would have bought it, too. But this was like a month after 9/11, when the economy was plummetting, and I had just quit my second job delivering pizzas...so I didn't exactly have money to burn!
#20 of 22 Re: I think it depends on the car... [andre1969]
Jun 14, 2010 (2:05 am)
I do have a decent photo of the car after I cleaned it all up, but unfortunately don't own a scanner and am otherwise a 'low tech' guy!
In '81 the Dark Jade was lighter than the '82 Dark Jade I also had on an '82 V6 Monte Carlo that I bought to replace the '81 when it was stolen and not recovered. I much-preferred the '81 for its V8 (even though a 267) and the narrow bodyside molding. In '82 they had a wide molding that (IMHO) was too low and too closely situated to the rocker molding.
My '81 had the V8, posi, AM/FM radio w/ rear seat speaker, tinted glass, whitewalls, remote-control outside (chrome) mirror, and Custom Two-Tone paint. It had the standard metal full-wheel covers. For options, that was it. No air. Come to think of it, it had the tilt wheel too. Odd options. Most Montes in '81 were the V6. My folks had an '80 Monte V6 and although it had Rally Wheels, belt moldings and sport mirrors my '81 didn't, I much-preferred the '81 styling, and the V6 sounded agricultural to my ears!
My parents' '80 was a dark green with gold factory pinstripe. It was sharp in its own way.
#21 of 22 Re: . [fintail]
Jun 14, 2010 (5:34 pm)
Nice pix - That's back when a Mercedes looked unique and could be spotted a block away.
#22 of 22 Re: I think it depends on the car... [uplanderguy]
Jun 14, 2010 (5:38 pm)
If two tone comes back, will that mean whitewalls and vinyl roofs too?
Green shades are unusual in that they are always coming in and going out of style for some reason. I once owned a' 71 Plymouth Sebring in dark green with a gold pinstripe. Nowadays I prefer silvers and golds that don't show dirt.