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What's With All the Smurf Blue Cars?

Just ran a few quick errands around Moorpark and Thousand Oaks. Left the neighborhood behind a Smurf blue BMW M6. Two blocks later a Smurf blue 991 in opposite direction. The Thousand Oaks Volvo dealer has one on display at the street, then in the parking lot of BofA this Ford thingy. I kinda like it, but it's got to be a passing trend.



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BMW has one of those colors they call Yas Marina blue. Named after the track.

When I ordered my 914 2.0 way back in 1974 I wanted Gulf Blue. That was a paint to match only thing and stupid money. I went with Olympia Blue. I loved it.

It sure beats yet another Silver paint.
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BMW has one of those colors they call Yas Marina blue. Named after the track.

When I ordered my 914 2.0 way back in 1974 I wanted Gulf Blue. That was a paint to match only thing and stupid money. I went with Olympia Blue. I loved it.

It sure beats yet another Silver paint.
I agree. My 997 is red, partly because red cars were 10% cheaper. Everyone asked why red?, but I'm sick of black, silver, and white (The safe colors). I'm glad I got a red one now. Maybe the wild colors are coming back in sports cars.
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Like it. If I were to restore a 911, I'd paint it Mexico Blue.

But yeah, I think what you've noticed is just a fad.
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Mexico Blue is a great 911 color.

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It's refreshing to see colors other than black, white, champagne, etc...

Manufacturers have become boring.
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Lemans Blue they call it in the ALFA world!!
Maybe a copy? ALFA's got some weird colors!! The Mustard is weird.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Alfa+romeo+lemans+blue&sa=X&espv=2&biw=1680&bih=984&tbm=isch&imgil=HQC4-lk6feCAIM%253A%253B1Yq6K5Q75zcdrM%253Bhttp%25253A% 25252F%25252Fwww.alfabb.com%25252Fbb%25252Fforums% 25252Fguests-new-members-introductions-please-read%25252F411249-new-1974-gtv-owner-lemans-blue-racer.html&source=iu&pf=m&fir=HQC4-lk6feCAIM%253A%252C1Yq6K5Q75zcdrM%252C_&usg=__eGF_SVjzhohBSKGlR-LidxcWjfM%3D#imgrc=Cxt2CCuovtjpYM:
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Thumbs up

Sure beats all the boring black, gray, white and red colors.
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I like it too. No more Audi/BMW silver on everything.

Now If we could only get rid of the ugly maroon color so many carmakers are obsessed with...
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i like it too, but who know 10 years from now..lol
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Not sure I'd call that Smurf Blue, far too light?

It is though, a color I'd like to own.
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meh. Everyone knows Aubergine is the ticket!

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i love the color..but for me it wont last. not aesthetically.

it's like that black lacquer headboard you/I thought was a good idea. two years later, i was smacking my forehead shopping for a wooden colored bed.
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i'd even take that Porsche in Flesh color. i would get over it.
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Looks like gulf blue to me
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love it, I've seen a BMW around that color. Stunning
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Maybe people are too worried about resale so they go safe on colors. Grey/silver is beige to me.

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