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Old 09-28-2019, 09:51 AM   #1
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Default Marco's Roadster Colors

Is there a current link to Marco's color chart site? Thanks, John
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Default Re: Marco's Roadster Colors

This was posted two weeks ago assuming this is what you seek . Searches work

https://web.archive.org/web/20190208...workshop.shtml
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This was posted two weeks ago assuming this is what you seek . Searches work

https://web.archive.org/web/20190208...workshop.shtml

And here's the direct link:

https://web.archive.org/web/20190209...orchange.shtml
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Old 09-28-2019, 08:03 PM   #4
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Default Re: Marco's Roadster Colors

Thanks All,

What a great site that is

And please forgive the protocol error on the "Search" function...

Today was the first time my wife has visited the Barn, and the first time she
posted a question for the members....

I had been remiss in going ove r the FB search feature with her thoroughly.

Several initial searchs for the roadtser color site frequently got pushback that denied access.

(My wife is a color specialist and preserves works of art on paper. We're getting ready to pick the color for our 68C..... Her opinion is critical.)

JB
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(My wife is a color specialist and preserves works of art on paper. We're getting ready to pick the color for our 68C..... Her opinion is critical.)

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Color specialist of not the wife's opinion is always critical.
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Thanks All,

What a great site that is

And please forgive the protocol error on the "Search" function...

Today was the first time my wife has visited the Barn, and the first time she
posted a question for the members....

I had been remiss in going ove r the FB search feature with her thoroughly.

Several initial searchs for the roadtser color site frequently got pushback that denied access.

(My wife is a color specialist and preserves works of art on paper. We're getting ready to pick the color for our 68C..... Her opinion is critical.)

JB

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If it's any help, I vote for Bronson Yellow - I think Cabriolet color should be flamboyant. But Ford Maroon also is nice if you want it more staid.
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I also vote for Bronson yellow with seal brown moldings and orange wheels and stripe .
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I also vote for Bronson yellow with seal brown moldings and orange wheels and stripe .

Yup.

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If I was fortunate enough to have a Cabriolet the Bronson Yellow would be the last color I would have it painted. It seems to me the majority of Cabriolets I have seen are Bronson Yellow. Recently I saw one at the New England Meet Painted Kewanee Green. Very nicely done and wish I owned it.
Just my two cents worth, but like it has been quoted several times here "to each his own".
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If I was fortunate enough to have a Cabriolet the Bronson Yellow would be the last color I would have it painted. It seems to me the majority of Cabriolets I have seen are Bronson Yellow. Recently I saw one at the New England Meet Painted Kewanee Green. Very nicely done and wish I owned it.
Just my two cents worth, but like it has been quoted several times here "to each his own".

If I was fortunate enough to have a Cabriolet, I'd take it in any color.

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Lombard blue would be a nice color . I painted my roadster Lombard blue with red wheels and love it
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Old 10-02-2019, 07:35 AM   #12
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Marco is an amazing man. So dedicated to the hobby that he repainted his Roadster over and over to show the different color combinations. Not only that but he did it in record time because the landscaping hardly changed.

There should be a special award for that dedication.

Wait, it just dawned on me that Marco has a Roadster of each color in his stable of fine Model A's.

Marco, I know that you lurk this site. Love ya, brother! P.S. Can I have one of your "extra" Roadsters?


Seriously, isn't that one of the best special effects in this hobby's archives. It would be great if there were something like that for each body type. Marco!!!!
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Old 10-02-2019, 10:59 AM   #13
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The color combo in post #8, the Bronson Yellow, looks good in that picture I like that too, but every Bronson Yellow Model A I ever saw seemed to be more of a brighter Canary yellow. Even the Bronson Yellow Roadster they used in a scene from Bonnie and Clyde (1967) when Clyde goes into the Bank that has already failed and takes the clerk out to the car to explain to Bonnie why there is no money in the Bank looks more 'yellowish' than Mr. Tahtaras' picture. I like the Washington Blue Roadster that they are in when they stop at the gas station and CW Moss gets the car running again. Dirt in the fuel line just 'blowed it away'.

Only problem with the Washington Blue is that 75% of '30-'31 Model A Roadsters got painted that color probably because it is so nice looking.

It's fun to see them in the other colors that didn't get used as much in current restorations. Too bad records of Model A production that would indicate how many were painted what color don't exist. That is what makes the 'Marti Report' on 60's Fords so cool, it is broken down into exact details and numbers of the cars.
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