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It always surprised me what comes out of the woodwork when looking at unusual color combinations. Most of the time I didn’t even think it was possible, but the old adage of anything is possible with enough money sure rings true.
Today, we have a 1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 up for sale in London finished in Designo Purple over Designo Purple leather. Thats the name. Just Designo Purple.
Porsche didn’t really have a lot going on in the early 1990s. For the 1990 model year, they had the 911, the aging 928, and the 944. I suppose you could count the 959 as well, but production “officially” ended in 1988 with a handful per year being made up until 1993. That means your options were quite limited if you wanted a Porsche but thankfully there was the 944 S2 Cabriolet if you coveted a convertible but didn’t have 911 money. Truth be told, I think the 944 S2 looks great considering what it is and the improvements that were made over the years along with an adequate inline-four that came in with slightly over 200 horsepower. After these became “old” cars, prices have stayed low enough that anyone on a small budget could swing one as long as they had a Porsche specialist in the general area that didn’t hate working on them.
Today we have a 1990 up for sale in Texas that seems to be up to date in service but isn’t exactly matching the asking price when it comes to the cosmetics of the car.
I read a stat recently that 78.5% of the cars sold in the US today are finished in a grayscale color. On top of that, blue was next at 9.5% while red followed up with 8.6%. That isn’t a lot of room for the wild colors. Thankfully, Porsche is saving the day with these wild color combos and the endless list of paint-to-sample selections. Even better, Porsche offers these crazy colors as dealer stock. Today, we roll the clock back 15 years to the 2008 Boxster Limited Edition. 500 examples were produced, 250 each for the Boxster and Boxster S. All of them were finished in “Orange”, which was the same “Orange” on the 2008 911 GT3 RS. Even crazier, they sprinkled some of that extra orange paint on the trim too. Do you want to stick out? Here you go.
I guess lightning does strike twice. Last November I took a look at a 2008 Wiesmann GT MF4 which ended up being one of the more popular posts for the year – and that surprised me. Looking back, maybe it was because we almost never see them and most don’t even know they exist. Wouldn’t you have it, I bump into the roadster model of the GT MF4, the GT MF4-S. Outside of being a roadster, the biggest change is the powertrain. The popular M3-sourced BMW S65B40 is paired with a seven-speed DCT automatic gearbox. Talk about an upgrade.