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May Repaint my '95 F355

So, we'll see how the year goes. I would like this to be the year I get my Blue Ferrari finally to gonin the new garage. It just may take a repaint to get it.

Who knows, I might not do that to myself and opt to sell the yellow and find a blue one but my car is so sorted out that I'm not sure it makes sense to sell it and start over, sorting out another unknown car...

But if I do decide to go bare metal with a blue exterior, I'd like opinions from the group on my black interior. Does black interior work with all blue color exteriors? I know beige, crema, or Cuoio would be a great fit but let's talk if black might work just fine... beige intetiorsxalwaysxseem to feel a bit dirty or worn to me. Crema is beautiful but I worry about colors rubbing off on crema like from blue jeans, etc.

It seems like all blue cars with a darker interior have dark blu scuro interior that I have seen. I'm not really big on blue interior leather. The blue spiders have black tops and that looks sharp - (and some have blue tops). Did Ferrari allow black interiors in blue cars or push everyone to blue scuro, gray, tan, or Blu medio? The cars seem to look best with a contrasting lighter vs darker color combo.

So Azurro California or Grigio Alloy would look best with a darker interior. Tdf blue, pozzi or Blu LeMans would look best with beige or crema.

But I've also decided that I need a darker color for the AZ sun since it is so bright, lighter colors can get washed out. So while I love Azurro California, I'm not sure I would enjoy it as much in the AZ sun. I'd also prefer a metallic paint. So I think that leaves:

Blu Swaters
Blu NART
Tdf Blu
Blu Chiaro
Blu Le Mans
Pozzi is dark but not metallic

I'm not as keen on blues with purple hues so tdf and LeMans might not make the cut.

I could even go historic blues or new blues of Today's Ferrari models like Blu Abu Dhabi or some other.

Thoughts on color combos with my black interior. For it to look best, if I go with one of the darker colors, would you suggest a leather color swap as well or is black good to go?

For example, what blues would look good with black interior and whichbones would not. We spec black on black donim not sure why it wouldn't look good with a blue car. But like men's suits, the rule seems to be always Brown shoes and belt...

Color comments please especially on combinations that are stellar. I know it only matters on what I like but I would love feedback on what others think works really well.

Let's just focus on the color combos and not debate the color change.

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Old 05-19-2017, 10:11 AM
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Here is blu LeMans with a medium blue interior.

Not in the sun but looks nice. All the blue cars are in Europe........

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you forgot blu sera. Or is that not metallic?

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Old 05-19-2017, 10:16 AM
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Great Azurro California exterior with dark blue or black interior.

But thinking the lighter color will get washed out in AZ. Notice this photo is not in full sun....

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Old 05-19-2017, 10:17 AM
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I think blue sera is not metallic. One of the best colors though.

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you forgot blu sera. Or is that not metallic?

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Old 05-19-2017, 10:18 AM
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I think this is a pretty good idea. You know your car and at this age, what are the chances you find another in the color you want that still has perfect paint that doesn't need any work?

IMO black would not look out of place at all. Would I prefer crema? With blue yes, but wouldn't say it's necessary.

I had a car with a white interior and you do get dye transfer from clothes but a little cleaner and a microfiber and it comes right off.
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I've never seen tdf blu with anything other than beige interior. And it is a bit purple in the sun.

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Old 05-19-2017, 10:21 AM
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Good thoughts.

So plenty to talk about here. If you think the lighter blues will be ok in full sun, I'm open to it, but I am having that issue now with the yellow.

Other option is to wait a few more years and import...

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Old 05-19-2017, 10:24 AM
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Nart Blue over Crema in full sun. Hint of turquoise in different light.

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I'm in general not a huge fan of all black interiors - IMO, they lack contrast.

I also think dark exteriors look better with lighter interiors.

Regardless - if you plain a bare metal respray and a full interior change, and don't plan to do any of the work yourself, you are looking at a $50K + investment....
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:31 AM
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Blue Swaters over charcoal interior although not in the sun...

I like the exterior color as it is fairly neutral without going too purple or green, and it is a slightly darker blue.

Seems like the darker interior doesn't pop as much. Would it be better with tan?

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Old 05-19-2017, 10:34 AM
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Blue chiaro in the shade with crema interior.

The contrast looks good.

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I always thought this was a great combo. Blu scuro/tobacco

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Have you received any quotes for a re-paint yet? I've been trying to find someone to paint my '67 vette for months now and the quotes have been $25-30k+ to do it right. I'm guessing more for the Ferrari. Doesn't seem to make sense financially...not that we're in this hobby for that reason.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:37 AM
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I'll agree that black carpets and another color leather is a great combo with black wheel and black top dash.

Good points. Would like to find the perfect car without going through the effort but may wish to just get it right all the way around. Braden's threads are amazing with the results and amount of hours...

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I'm in general not a huge fan of all black interiors - IMO, they lack contrast.

I also think dark exteriors look better with lighter interiors.

Regardless - if you plain a bare metal respray and a full interior change, and don't plan to do any of the work yourself, you are looking at a $50K + investment....
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:42 AM
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I am coming up on a major service this year so it may make sense to do this at the same time. There are some great shops in Scottsdale that do cars for pebble beach. They have quoted me 25k. There may be ways to work out a win win...

And if the disassemble / assembly is done by me and my mechanic, the costs also go down.

But think of this exercise in best Color combo's for AZ and do light blues work and does black interior work...

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Have you received any quotes for a re-paint yet? I've been trying to find someone to paint my '67 vette for months now and the quotes have been $25-30k+ to do it right. I'm guessing more for the Ferrari. Doesn't seem to make sense financially...not that we're in this hobby for that reason.
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Robb - the amount of stuff to take apart is insane - you will need that new garage for sure and that's not for cars - it will be for parts

Plan on a new windshield (at a minimum - new trim).

I still have not decided who will paint my 95....
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Great Azurro California exterior with dark blue or black interior.
I have an Azurro California with a blue interior. The interior is not overly dark and there are crema highlights (door panels and centre console) to make it lighter. I guess the paint does look a little washed out, but perhaps more so in photos. Having said that, everyone seems to comment on how good the car looks in that colour.

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Old 05-19-2017, 10:56 AM
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Sounds nice Ian,

Let's see some photos!

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I have an Azurro California with a blue interior. The interior is not overly dark and there are crema highlights (door panels and centre console) to make it lighter. I guess the paint does look a little washed out, but perhaps more so in photos. Having said that, everyone seems to comment on how good the car looks in that colour.

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