The Ten Weirdest Car Color Names

What happens when automaker execs huff a lot of paint? Colors like Plum Crazy happen. Here are the ten strangest color names to ever grace a car.


10.) Audi Beluga Brown

The Ten Weirdest Car Color Names

Did they mean the dolphin, the giant plane or the brownish caviar of the European sturgeon? All we know is that it's metallic.

Suggested By: willkinton247, Photo Credit: Audi


9.) Dodge Go Mango Orange

The Ten Weirdest Car Color Names

Opinions differ on whether it's 'Go Mango' or 'Go Man, Go!', but it's awesome either way.

Suggested By: One Quick Turbo Brick, Photo Credit: Chrysler


8.) Pontiac Verdoro Green

The Ten Weirdest Car Color Names

It has become legendarily rare as well. Thaddeus Ginsberg:

Jim Wangers said in his book that the color was inspired by a green glass ashtray that the wife of a GM executive saw at a party and showed to him. Verde means green in Spanish, and oro means gold. I think it was the top selling color for Firebirds for a bit.

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7.) Saleen Lizstick Red

The Ten Weirdest Car Color Names

It makes you wonder about Mrs. Saleen's lips. daender:

Named after a lipstick his wife "Liz" uses. The original shade can be found on NA S7's but the newer and more radical shades are found on Mustangs and other production-based modified cars.

Furthermore, you can't buy the exact shade of red from just anyone, you have to prove you own a true Lizstick Red car to Saleen before they give you the correct paint.

Suggested By: daender, Photo Credit: Stanizgarage


6.) Ford Freudian Gilt

The Ten Weirdest Car Color Names

Say what? This color is also known as Bright Gold or Caramel Bronze, and Ford put it on Cougars, Falcons, Mercurys and Mustangs in 1969 and 1970.

Suggested By: Diesel, Photo Credit: Paintref.com


5.) Opel Pink Kong

The Ten Weirdest Car Color Names

Opel is trying to beat the Fiat 500 by using crazy names. tapzz got them all:

Let it Blue (pearlescent)

Saturday white fever

Red 'n roll

Dancing green

Pink kong

I'll be black

Papa don't Peach (pearlescent)

James Blonde (brilliant paint)

Purple fiction (metallic)

Mr Darkside (pearlescent)

Pump up the blue (pearlescent)

The Greyfather

Greenspotting

Buzz Lightgreen

A Star is Brown

Silver Walker

White my Fire

Suggested By: tapzz, Photo Credit: Opel


4.) Audi Duck Egg Blue

The Ten Weirdest Car Color Names

To be honest, all of these look very nice.

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3.) Ford Anti-Establishment Mint

The Ten Weirdest Car Color Names

The coolest mint ever, and you could get it on a Lincoln!

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2.) Cadillac Amberlite Firemist

The Ten Weirdest Car Color Names

What?

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1.) TVR Reflex Series

The Ten Weirdest Car Color Names

It triggers different reflexes in each of us, but there's no doubt that what's behind the name is the greatest factory color-shifting paintjob the world has ever seen.

Suggested By: daender, Photo Credit: Ben

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