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Color-coded advertising: Red

The early Range Rover we wrote about yesterday got us thinking about red cars.  While red is typically associated with high-value, high-speed models from the likes of Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Lamborghini, it is a bold color that transcends market segments and works well on many types of cars regardless of style or size.  The first-gen Range Rover is a perfect example of this: It looks great in red even though it’s not fast and it’s about as boxy as it gets.

What car do you think looks  best in red?  What model does red not work well on? We’ve tried to think outside the box and include many different, sometimes unexpected kinds of cars in the gallery below.

Alfa Romeo 75
alfa-75-red

Alpine A310
alpine-a310-red

AMC Pacer
amc-pacer

ARO 10.3
aro-10-3-red

Autobianchi A112 Abarth
autobianchi-a112-abarth-red

Datsun 260Z
datsun-260z-red

DeTomaso Pantera
detomaso-pantera-red

Fiat 126
fiat-126-red

Ford Escort
ford-escort-red

FSO Polonez
FSO-polonez-red

Hino Contessa
hino-contessa-red

Innocenti Koral
innocenti-koral

Lada Niva
lada-niva-red

Mercedes-Benz 190 (w201)
mercedes-benz-190-w201-red

NSU Prinz 4L
nsu-prinz-4l-red

Oltcit Club
oltcit-club-red

Opel Kadett GSi
opel-kadett-gsi-red

Renault 17
renault-17-red

Rover Mini
rover-mini-red

Saab 99
saab-99-red

SEAT Fura Crono
SEAT-fura-crono-red

Volkswagen Fox
volkswagen-fox-red

Volvo 240 GLT
volvo-240-glt

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