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Mine is 1999 Audi Pearlescent white on a flared-fender Speedster.

Gordon-Chris

I've seen a really pretty blue metallic, also on a flared fender Speedster.

HR_25

There's a 550 Spyder near me in Graphite (very dark gray) metallic that is stunning.  

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There are also a bunch of both originals and replicas around me, all in "traditional" and period-correct Porsche colors.  They all look nice, too.

West Coasters seem to be more adventurous in their choice of paint colors than their Mid-West or East Coast counterparts, although the East Coast is slowly becoming more colorful.

If you have a replica, then whatever floats your boat.  It's your car, after all.

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Thanks Gordon.  I guess I am also looking at it from a resale standpoint because, let's face it, having never owned a Speedster before, I truly do not know if the car will actually be used for what I envision.

I do feel that I am being my realistic in my expectation, and am building a Speedster to try to replace my motorcycle addiction, which usually saw about a 1000 miles a month of riding time.  My addiction to driving cars are, however, greater than riding motorcycles.

But, resale is always in the back of my mind on any car/motorcycle that I buy, just in case.

Biloxi: Same as driving a motorcycle. I personally think you'll love it. It's a similar experience, but with a touch of safety compared to a bike(I have both).

Head on a swivel, nobody sees you. Always try to have an out. You'll be fine.

I prefer my Spyder to the bike for a while now. Bike is going to be sold in the spring, it's a 1980 Bimmer R100(got to love opposed and aircooled!).

Paint your car "Any Colour You Like" as the Pink Floyd song goes.

With the prices of used plastic cars today I wouldn't worry too much. Supply is less than demand.

You would have to paint it a pretty far out there color to affect resale. No one is going to car if it isn't an approved Porsche color because it isn't a Porsche. It is a reproduction of one and how you paint it is your choice. Many try to pick colors off of the Porsche color chart, especially for the year the real cars were in production, but it isn't necessary.

Safe is black, silver or resale (Guards) red.

Personally, I'm not a fan of black or silver but there are tons of them and they look great. It's a plastic replica, sure doesn't have to be an approved Porsche color. Like any other car, people buy what they like the look of and the percentage that would need it to be some approved Porsche hue to match their plastic 1957 356 replica is pretty small I think.

Some of the blues in recent threads are stunning and I've seen deep seal grey that looks awesome. A guy used to have a metallic orange looking one here that was cool. The green putty color is great and understated on these cars while still standing out.

Whatever floats your boat.

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@DannyP posted:

Biloxi: Same as driving a motorcycle. I personally think you'll love it. It's a similar experience, but with a touch of safety compared to a bike(I have both).

Head on a swivel, nobody sees you. Always try to have an out. You'll be fine.

I prefer my Spyder to the bike for a while now. Bike is going to be sold in the spring, it's a 1980 Bimmer R100(got to love opposed and aircooled!).

Paint your car "Any Colour You Like" as the Pink Floyd song goes.

With the prices of used plastic cars today I wouldn't worry too much. Supply is less than demand.

Exactly what my daredevil auto, motorcycle, boat and airplane mechanic/operator uncle said to me once. That my Speedster had the same feeling as a motorcycle but on 4 wheels.

I agree with painting it to suit your desire.  When all is said and done the build will be to YOUR likes and not anyone else’s.

As far as resale I have said before: a car is only worth what the BUYER will pay.  If you happen to build one that suits you and a buyer likes your vision it will sell.  

In the end I suggest building it the way YOU want it to be built.  Don’t give a care about what others think.  After all, you didn’t buy it and build it for them.

And don’t forget: you’re building a replica (many here who know would say they are far better mechanically than an original) not a Concourse level restoration.

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While I’m a staunch believer in “your car, your way,” there’s something in the “style center” of my brain that’s always triggered by non-OEM colors. Pretty much confined to Porsches and British sports cars. But it’s always a “Yeah, but…”
Probably started when the only replacement I could find for my totaled Chamonix White Tii was a 75 that someone had painted Lexus Gold.

Despite having square taillights, it was probably the nicest of my 3 ‘02s, but I never really accepted that color. Small consolation: I made a fortune off of it.

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Much appreciated from all!  Looking forward to becoming an active/supporting member of this forum.  Will start a build thread once my slot comes up, albeit, it's going to be a while.  Going to call Beck in January for an update of where I am at on the list, but I know they are busy, and I'm happy for them.

Speaking of, I started this thread in regards to honoring Porsche colors, but honestly, I am pretty sure that I am not putting any Porsche emblems on this Speedster.  When people ask, I will proudly tell them that it is a Beck Speedster, which is exactly what will be.  Of course, I know most will not know what a Beck is and I will have to explain, but I also know the "to Porsche badge or not to Porsche badge" topic has come up a lot.  Very controversial topic.

I can understand both sides.

And edited to say that:  Good Lord there are some beautiful cars in this thread!

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A long time ago on here, Alan Merklin recommended that if you’re trying to find a paint color for your car, stop by a new car dealership during a slow time (like Sunday morning) and wander about til you find a few colors that you think would look good on your car.  That way you’ll at least see it in day light.  The window sticker will tell you each color, making the process easier.

Try different Mfg. dealerships for different takes on the colors and then go from there.

When I was building my car it was originally black until a co-worker showed up with a new Audi in Pearl White and all it took was one look to sell me on that color for my car.   Since than, I’ve seen that color on Audi A3, A4 and A6 as well as a few hatchback wagons and they all look almost as good as my Speedster.   😉

Pre Covid I was up in Seattle at a tournament and staying with a friend. He had a Nardo Gray Audi.  His wife came with us to the event one day and when we went back out to the parking lot she walked up to a different Gray Audi and stood there waiting for the locks to pop. There's a lot of money on Seattle and there were several gray and silver Audis in the lot. He motioned for her to keep walking saying, "That's not  the right gray."  She got a little flustered and said, "How many dam different shades of gray does Audi have?"

His response..."About 50"

Pre Covid I was up in Seattle at a tournament and staying with a friend. He had a Nardo Gray Audi.  His wife came with us to the event one day and when we went back out to the parking lot she walked up to a different Gray Audi and stood there waiting for the locks to pop. There's a lot of money on Seattle and there were several gray and silver Audis in the lot. He motioned for her to keep walking saying, "That's not  the right gray."  She got a little flustered and said, "How many dam different shades of gray does Audi have?"

His response..."About 50"

My wife of 36 years is talented in many, many ways. She is wise, beautiful, a great wife, mom, and grandmother. She's my advisor, my coach, and my best friend. She's a really amazing artist, and loves plants, flowers, and landscaping. She makes our home beautiful. She just spent an entire weekend making our home a Christmas wonderland, after spending the first part of the week prepping for our family Thanksgiving (which is held in our home). We're having people in both Friday and Saturday night.

She's amazing.

She cannot, however, tell the difference between a minivan, a crossover SUV, or a G-wagon. If it's silver and vaguely box-like, she'll stand by it with her remote, pushing the button and wondering aloud what is wrong.

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Mercedes Benz Iridium Silver here.

You do you.

I have 4 silver cars already. 3 of them Mercedes.

He motioned for her to keep walking saying, "That's not  the right gray."  She got a little flustered and said, "How many dam different shades of gray does Audi have?"

His response..."About 50"

When I bought paint for my ML good and hatch, I was looking through the PPG silver book. IIRC, there were about 200 different paint codes. About 40 M-B specific.

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