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  1. Bullfighter

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    We know about resale red -- call it the 'normal' color for a 308/328, and far and away the most popular and most common. It's sort of the baseline when it comes to values. I.e., when we talk about a nice 308 QV being worth about $40K we assume it's not oro chiaro, bianco or verde scuro -- it's almost certainly rosso corsa or maybe nero.

    I was thinking about this in the prugna 308 thread this morning. It's a rare color, and if you want one you probably wouldn't want to wait for the next 5 prugnas to show up on the market or you would be an old man by the time you bought.

    Are there are any non-red colors that you would pay a premium for, due to their rarity and attractiveness?

    Colors that I would aggressively pursue in a 308/328:

    Blu sera
    Blu chiaro (I passed on a tired looking one when shopping, but the color is stunning)
    Nero metallico (biased, because I own one, but I pulled the trigger in part because of the color and passed on numerous red cars)
    Argento (Wasn't originally a color I wanted, but having seen one in person I can say it's devastatingly good on a 328)
     
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  3. rolindsay

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    ...and a 308. :)
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  4. ccashen

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    Grigio/Nero for my '83 308 GTS. That may be a plain color combo to many, but I looked a long time to find a well-sorted car with that combo.

    Maybe I'm just plain....

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  5. GatorFL

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    Blu Chiaro would be worth paying a premium.
     
  6. 308 milano

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    For some reason I would love a yellow/tan QV, radical cars look better in radical colors! my 2cts.
     
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  8. Bullfighter

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    I think you'd have to -- I've seen one in my life. And zero 308s in that color.
     
  9. M.James

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    Prugna/Tan
    TdF Blue/Tan - pro-quality respray only
    Blu Sera/Tan
    POSSIBLY Green/Tan - I forget the official color name, but I have seen one in photos and a 328 locally in that color and it is stunning. BRG it is NOT.
     
  10. Dino944

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    I believe the Green/Tan 328 thats in Massachusetts is Verde Scuro.

    Best regards,
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  11. fastradio

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    I had a Euro 328 GTS that was Nero Metallico, with red leather and carpets...Truly stunning to see!

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  13. Imola82

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    Silver/Red 328 GTB. That would be my #1 combo even over red/tan. LFSC had one many many years ago that I would love to track down when I'm ready.
     
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  15. Rosso328

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    There is a Green / Brown (not tan) carbed 308 GTB in the SF Bay area. Gorgeous car. Got to know the owner at a few FCA-PR events. Now if that car ever came up for sale, I would find room in both the wallet and the garage.
     
  16. GT4fore

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    Rosso Rubino Met- Stunning to see in person. Really shows the lines of the car. Got tired of seeing the typical "Red Ferrari"


    -GT
     
  17. Jeff Kennedy

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    Anthracite grey looks nice. I remember a glass car with a red interior back in Los Angeles/Monterey Park that was bought new; Guy but can't remember the last name.

    On the board here is an anthracite QV GTS in Virginia that looked stunning with a tan interior.

    I like silver on the early 308s and the 328 but not like all the black nose vents against the silver on the later 308s.

    When I was looking I was absolutely not interested in any rosso corsa 308s.

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  18. GatorFL

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    You know I have been thinking about this. I think I would add Bianco and Giallo to my list. Tim Stanford has a yellow 328 and it is stunning. I've always had a thing for white cars and while I've never seen one something tells me it would "work" on a 328.
     
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    YELLOW YELLOW YELLOW
     
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    X100!
     
  22. blockhead

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    Prugna and Rosso Rubino, definitely.
     
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    Almost any of the blues -- Tom's local Chiaro Blue machine is stunning (used to belong to ChiaroSlag(?) on the Left Coast)

    I think the silver is ok, but the Grigio is stunning (but I'm biased)

    I'm not typically a fan of the reds, blacks, whites.

    They didn't offer the color in the 328, but that lime green fiberglass 308 that was for sale years ago would be a wallet-opener for sure!

    Lastly, and strangely -- there's a Chiaro Oro 328 out there with a factory brown interior and brown dash. High miles, etc. etc., but if I tracked it back down at the right time for me I'd get it for sure.
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    I think Tillman's car is the prettiest 328 I've ever seen (at least seen in pictures).
     
  25. Bullfighter

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    Is that your final answer?
     
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    #23 carguy246, Jun 24, 2009
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    When I purchased my car, a big selling point was the color combination - Grigio/tan. I agree that many of the blue colors are very attractive as well.
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  27. 308 milano

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    #24 308 milano, Jun 24, 2009
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    That lime green GTB looks pretty cool! Does anyone know if that came from the factory that color?


    After a second look I think I would tire of it Quickly.
     
  28. Simon

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    I was visiting the Ferrari dealer in Zurich just for a look around their car showroom. They always have some interesting cars tucked away but I certainly had no intention of buying a car. Then I saw the black 328 they had, I thought it looked stunning. It was also the most expensive 328 for sale in Switzerland at the time. I had never considered a 328, but when I saw this car I knew I wanted it. I picked it up 2 days later.

    I don't have to explain to Bullfighter why I bought it. :)
     

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