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Old 07-10-2012, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Deano968 View Post
I've seen a '68 in copper...

I think there is a Scandinavian 968 repainted in a Volvo color close to that.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Deano968 View Post
I've seen a '68 in copper...
wow, that copper does look great. if i ever find the need for a second 968...
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:40 AM
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Timeless grandprix white!!

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Old 10-09-2012, 11:45 PM
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Comments on a 968 in Viola? It is period correct and I have Gray interior....or is the guy on the right telling his kid "never, ever, buy a purple car"?
Thought I would bump this up to the top again. I'm getting closer. Comments on the Viola?
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orange. These cars carry it so well.

http://www.rivardcompetition.com/en/Cars.php?id=28
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:05 AM
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Originally Posted by 968gene View Post
Thought I would bump this up to the top again. I'm getting closer. Comments on the Viola?
If the 993 you attached is Viola, it gets my vote, looks great. Just a hint of purple. Is it metallic or gloss, can't tell?

But, at the end of the day, please don't let RL decide for you. Decide for yourself!

Looking forward to your final decision!

Take care!
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:45 AM
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the viola is very classy, Gene, and will look great with the grey...

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Old 10-16-2012, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by FrenchToast View Post
If the 993 you attached is Viola, it gets my vote, looks great. Just a hint of purple. Is it metallic or gloss, can't tell?

But, at the end of the day, please don't let RL decide for you. Decide for yourself!

Looking forward to your final decision!

Take care!
I stood next to a new turbo in this color at Parade in Savannah last year for several minutes before I realized that the car was not black! The color was available in 1993 so it would be "period correct" and technically a special wishes possibility.
As far as RL deciding, I'm just looking for ideas that I may have overlooked!
Thanks,
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by 968gene View Post
I The color was available in 1993 so it would be "period correct" and technically a special wishes possibility.

Gene,
No Viola on the 1993 color options. As you pointed out, almost anything was possible with color to sample and $2500.
Here are the factory colors for 968s:

Exterior Paints
Solid exterior paint color/Sales Code/Paint Cd/Year offered
Red G1 L80K 92,93,94,95
Grand Prix White P5 L908 92,93,94,95
Black A1 L700/L741 92,93,94,95
Maritime Blue F2 L38B 92,93
Mint Green N4 L22S 92,93
RubyStone Red G4 L82N 92
Signal Green M1 L22S 92,93
Speed Yellow X4 L12G 94,95
Riviera Blue S8 L39E 94,95
Amaranth Violet T3 L39D 94,95

Metallic exterior paint color/Sales Code/Paint Cd/Year offered
Amazon Green N7 L39A 92,93,94
Amethyst F9 L38A 92,93,94
Cobalt Blue F6 L37U 92,93,94
Coral Red G7 L82H 92
Midnight Blue F8 L37W/L39C 92,93,94,95
Horizon Blue F4 L37X 92,93,94
Black Metallic Z8 L738/L746 92,93,94,95
Slate Grey Q9 L22D 92,93,94,95
Polar Silver A8 L92M 92,93,94,95
Oak Green N9 L22L 92,93,94,95
Raspberry Red A7 L82E/L83E 93,94
Wimbledon Green B5 L23I 93,94
Iris Blue D3 L39N/L39U 94,95
Aventurine K6 L39R/L39S 94,95
Satin Black Metallic 50 LY9Y 92
Venetian Blue 51 L36P 92
Cassis Red Metallic 52 L80D 92
Granite Green Metallic 53 L699 92
Lagoon Green Metallic 54 L35Y 92
Zermatt Silver Metallic 55 LY7Y 92
Marine Blue Metallic 56 L35V 92
Violet Blue Metallic 57 L37E 92,93
Tahoe Blue Metallic 58 L37C 92
Turquoise Metallic 59 L25D/L25C 92

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Old 10-16-2012, 01:49 PM
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It existed in 1993 and "could have been selected" under the special wishes program...
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:02 PM
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I think the Viloa looks great but not with a grey interior. I think it will make the interior start to look purple. If you had a black interior, I'd say go for it. The 968 I just sold today was GP WHite over Lite Grey and that looked very sharp. If your interior is Classic Grey, I think a Zermatt Silver or more modern Grey would look sharp. More vibrant choices that look good are the copper, orange, blood-orange and maybe Gulf Blue options. The great thing about 968's is that they came in a variety of wild colors that pretty much anything goes and nothing would look out of place.
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by 968gene View Post
It existed in 1993 and "could have been selected" under the special wishes program...
True that, when was Viola first used? I see the photo posted if of a later model 911.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:28 PM
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1993 Pearl Viola
1993-1997 Viola

So it was "possible".
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:28 AM
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There's two schools of thought on repaints.

One is that you always repaint in the original color unless you're willing to strip the entire car to a bare shell and put it on a rotisserie.

The second is, of course, just pick the prettiest color for that particular model. In that case, it's Speed Yellow.
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:12 PM
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I vote for Riviera Blue, but I am biased.
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