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
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
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
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.
7.) Saleen Lizstick Red
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.
6.) Ford Freudian Gilt
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.
5.) Opel Pink Kong
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
I'll be black
Papa don't Peach (pearlescent)
James Blonde (brilliant paint)
Purple fiction (metallic)
Mr Darkside (pearlescent)
Pump up the blue (pearlescent)
A Star is Brown
White my Fire
Suggested By: tapzz, Photo Credit: Opel
4.) Audi Duck Egg Blue
To be honest, all of these look very nice.
Suggested By: OB1, Photo Credit: Audi
3.) Ford Anti-Establishment Mint
The coolest mint ever, and you could get it on a Lincoln!
2.) Cadillac Amberlite Firemist
Suggested By: JohnnyWasaSchoolBoy, Photo Credit: Cadillac
1.) TVR Reflex Series
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.
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