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Color-coded advertising: Green

Green is one of the oldest car colors after of black, gray and white. Darker shades of green are relatively low-key and have managed to outlive all sorts of trends over the past couple of decades, but lighter hues that are more eye-catching have come and gone.

Which car do you think looks best in green?

Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super
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Austin Mini Cooper
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Autobianchi Primula
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BMW 518 (E12)
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Citroën FAF
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Fiat 131 Mirafiori
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Ford Anglia
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Isuzu 117 Coupé
isuzu-117

Lada 2105
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Lada Niva
lada-niva

Lancia Beta HPE
lancia-beta-hpe

Mercedes 200T (w123)
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MG B
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Opel Manta
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Renault 14
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Saab 99
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Toyota FJ40
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Volkswagen Beetle
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8 thoughts on “Color-coded advertising: Green

      • Thanks Ronan, the original colour was actually Bronze green which seems to have been more popular (as you say in your post above, the lighter shades went out of fashion). I’ve just repainted mine in this custom mixed colour which is meant to represent cockpit green. To be honest it is an acquired taste, a bit like marmite. Some people like it but most don’t! My 21yr old daughter thinks it is far too bright and she prefers the darker shades on Land Rovers. It will certainly stand out in a supermarket car park though 😉

  1. Thanks Ronan,

    I must admit I was a little nervous when I first painted it that colour as it was very bright and ‘different’ but now that I’ve fitted all the cappings, lights etc back on they have taken the harshness off the colour and I’m now very pleased with it. It will look even better once I have a nice sand coloured tilt fitted.

    Ian

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