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Has anyone seen or have photos of a Spyder painted Aquamarine Blue Metallic?
What color of darts, if any were needed, would look best?

German/Reference name: aquamarineblaumetallic Paint codes: W33,5607,607 Models and Years: 356:1956,1957



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Danny sounds very "New England", there - Just blue or white.  The West Coasters seem to be more daring in Spyder color choices.

I'm digging trough a lot of old Carlisle photos, but here is Carey Hines' "Old Blue" and yes, I know it's a Speedster but it might give you some ideas:

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A Silver one for Danny:

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Actually, I've see a bunch of different Spyder colors and several shades of blue, along with one ar Amelia Island Concours in "Big Bird" yellow.  

Dark blue with white or light blue darts looks good.  Red darts, too.  Metallic Silver darts on a dark blue body might look cool - Photoshop might be your friend, here.

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I have to admit, some years ago I slipped into “Get Off My Lawn” territory and one of the signs of being an old fuddy duddy is being a strict traditionalist. Factory Spyders originally were four colors, White, Red, Silver and this “baby-puke green.”

368D6503-A8C1-44D3-8A43-6345C40A9B99Additionally, several were painted French Racing Blue for French racing drivers.

My friend Bill, who’s a long time Florida racer and Porsche guy told me that prior to Brumos adopting their Red/White/Blue, their race cars were Orange, and afaik, this is a picture of Peter Gregg’s 550 so liveried.
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But the bottom line: Paint it whatever color you like. It’s not like it’s going to lose points at a concours because it’s not the OEM color. The only consideration is if you ever plan on selling it, if may be hard to find someone who loves your atypical color as much as you do.

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IMHO Spyders ought to be silver.

However, the photo included in Porsche Spyder handbook shows what appears to be a black and white (photo is B&W, who knows) car. Nothing more beautiful than a black car...but they are never clean. Black with a red interior would be a killer.Spyder handbook

Jim, I think I’ve seen a color picture of that car and iirc it’s red with a white frunk.

I'm with Dave, although I've seen an original 550 Spyder (#57?) in something close to Bali Blue and it supposedly had never been repainted.  I'll see if I can find a photo.   I also think that if a buyer were to throw enough money at Porsche they would paint a car almost any color.

Rats...  It's an MP4 but I get an error trying to load it.   Sorry, but it's close to the color of Lane's car.

So paint it whatever color your like - It's YOUR car!  

I've seen some really cool Porsches at the track in some really great, non-Porsche liveries.  Colors outside of New England, and especially from the west coast, are more vibrant.  Here's Prarit's car in "Graphite" and with the Ox blood interior it....is....Stunning!

Prarit frontPrarit rear

I've often wondered, if this forum had been around when I was building Pearl, would I have been talked into leaving her in her original black or done a different color?

I like the direction I took, and a couple of other cars I've seen at Carlisle have used essentially the same color base coat as mine so I know it's been a hit, even if not an official "Speedster" color.  I just really like it.

Pearl's happy, too.

Smiling Pearl

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I'm with Dave, although I've seen an original 550 Spyder (#57?) in something close to Bali Blue and it supposedly had never been repainted.  I'll see if I can find a photo.   I also think that if a buyer were to throw enough money at Porsche they would paint a car almost any color.

Rats...  It's an MP4 but I get an error trying to load it.   Sorry, but it's close to the color of Lane's car.

So paint it whatever color your like - It's YOUR car!  

I've seen some really cool Porsches at the track in some really great, non-Porsche liveries.  Colors outside of New England, and especially from the west coast, are more vibrant.  Here's Prarit's car in "Graphite" and with the Ox blood interior it....is....Stunning!

Prarit frontPrarit rear

I've often wondered, if this forum had been around when I was building Pearl, would I have been talked into leaving her in her original black or done a different color?

I like the direction I took, and a couple of other cars I've seen at Carlisle have used essentially the same color base coat as mine so I know it's been a hit, even if not an official "Speedster" color.  I just really like it.

Pearl's happy, too.

Smiling Pearl

They even have a name for it now. “Paint to Sample” or PTS in code-speak.

re: mp4, save it to your phone. Hit edit. Do anything. (A slight recrop is the easiest) then save it. Your phone will save the edited version as a jpeg.

@DannyP posted:

Mark, thanks for that. It's nice to see ANOTHER original in white. There were quite a few, and some people get a little bossy with their "it only looks right in silver" speech.

Paint it Pink Floyd. As in "Any Colour You Like" LOL!

550-0016:

"the new name ’spyder’ which was a gold plated script positioned on the front quarter panel on each side. 550-0016’s spyder script was positioned on an obscure angle from when it came out of the factory, but all other 550s had it positioned horizontally to the body."    http://type550.com/history/chassis-number/550-0016/





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