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Rarest car colours by model

Discussion in 'Motors' started by xyphox, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. xyphox

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 14, 2009

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    Wasted a good 30mins on this site the other day - https://carcolours.co.uk. Gives you a breakdown of registered colours for each model. Lots of depressing colours up top but also some rare gems on certain models...
     
  2. Howard

    Capodecina

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    That's an interesting site!

    Who'd have thought the Jincheng M50 DJC 50's most popular colour is red? I'd have said silver, personally.
     
  3. Django x2

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    I had one of 20 Orange BMW M5. Niche...
     
  4. rebel rebel

    Wise Guy

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    Interesting site.

    My 1980 Golf Driver was just 1 of 2 orange ones.
     
  5. Semple

    Soldato

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    It's annoying that you can't look at it per model rather than per sub-model/trim/special edition.
     
  6. Cleisthenes

    Soldato

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    Not sure about how accurate it is, it says that of the 24 le mans special ma mx5's there were actually only a few of them and that they came in different colours :p
     
  7. Nasher

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    Isn't white (flat white that is) the most popular because it's now a base spec colour for many German cars?
     
  8. johnny6

    Wise Guy

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    Without looking at this I’m guessing most Audi/VWs are white, black, grey and silver???
     
  9. mushtafa

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    Location: West Sussex, UK

    Good site, very interesting!
     
  10. Tee Hee Johnson

    Mobster

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    Location: Glasgow, Scotland

    My car classes as Maroon, its wayyyyy down the list.

    (its actually shiny purple, lol)
     
  11. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

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    Location: Wish i was in New York

    1 of 7 red C30 T5 Auto in the UK ever!
     
  12. Bear

    Capodecina

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    1 of 91 grey 2017 E43 AMGs who would have thought it :D
     
  13. tek81

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    Interesting site. A 1987, gold Mitsubishi Colt. The first car I ever drove. Only one apparently.
     
  14. SDK^

    Capodecina

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    You just listed the only colours those cars are available in :D
     
  15. Jumper118

    Mobster

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    Location: Leeds

    this is for people who have a really common car, but want to feel special so they have to narrow the window more and more.
     
  16. JRS

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    My daily driver - "Cocktail Orange*" '09 Kia Soul 2 CRDi - is one of 56. Guess that explains why I've only ever seen another couple like it.

    * - that's what Kia called it IIRC. My pa and I have always called it "baby **** brown" :D
     
  17. ninezerofive

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    I don't know man, for me - car has to be black
     
  18. BigT

    Mobster

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    Location: UK

    I don’t know if my old CL500 was classed as maroon or purple but either way it would seem there were only two or three of each made in 2000 meaning I had a pretty rare coloured car!
     
  19. focus130

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 9, 2006

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    Location: Leeds

    Interesting site. I have a Fiesta ST200 only came in Storm Grey. Interestingly, 98 were registered as Red and 1 as White.

    Mirrors the problem I had when I first got the car the V5 showed Red. Managed to get documentation from Ford so the DVLA changed it. Seems some people weren't bothered to do this.
     
  20. Spuj

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 23, 2012

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    Location: Wiltshire

    Not particularly rare but my 03 Leon Cupra R was only 1 of 87 in yellow.

    Shame the paint was **** and it faded horribly.