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#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.