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Post by mac » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:16 am

I have not read through all of this thread, so forgive if it has been mentioned before.........

What about 'Topaz'.....with gold stripes?
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Post by Paulb » Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:50 pm

The colour scheme Topaz and Gold decal set goes well together, but not my cup of tea.

Have had to settle for Estoril Blue.
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Post by mac » Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:42 pm

Hi Paul,

A very nice colour also!


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Post by Rolf » Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:46 pm

Estoril blue is a great colour.

Sytner's have a D4 coupe in stock in this colour and it's great looking thing.

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Post by John_C » Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:30 pm

I'm a sucker for Estoril, nice choice.
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Post by Maximillian » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:39 pm

Beautiful. My favourite colour for an Alpina. I remember Richard C's B12 in Estoril. That was simply stunning.

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Post by Paulb » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:39 pm

Unless i've missed one in Europe, then it's the first F31 D3 Bi-turbo touring in Estoril. There is though 1 D3 Allrad in Estoril in Germany.

Nice to be a little bit different.
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Post by simon13 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:46 pm

estoril looks great on an e36 and ZM3 coupes, but not on an f30, how you going feel when that 18 year old pulls up to the lights in his 5dr 114i in the same colour :oops:
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Post by Paulb » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:00 pm

I've no probs with other models in the same colour, after all my first choice was Havana. Plus most cars sold now-a-days are a variant of either Black, White of Grey (inc Silver). Next time your driving in traffic just look at just how many Black, White and Silver/Grey cars there are... it's like a viewing life in monochrome.
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Post by pete » Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:21 pm

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Post by Paulb » Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:27 pm

pete wrote:I have to say it,apologies for any offence ,there was an F30 near me in Estoril and the only word is Naff...honestly.
None taken, we all have differing choices when it comes to colour.
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Post by reggiebusa » Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:41 pm

Alpina Green has always been my favourite, with Gold stripes. If I had the choice, this or Alpina Blue. If you are buying something unique, make it a bit special.

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Post by Paulb » Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:04 pm

I'm no lover of the Green colour sorry! I speak to folk who rave on about British Racing Green this, Cream & Green that... nothing strikes an accord with me.

Black I like, had a few black cars including my current E91 D3BT and Sierra Cosworth. My previous Escort Cosworth was black as were previous other cars. Silver I like on Merc's but not on BM's.

So with Green ruled out from the off, Black, White and Grey (Silver inc) off the menu is didn't leave a lot of choice. Red we ruled out after we saw an F31 in Red but the Estoril F31 with privacy and shaddowline looked good in our humble opinion.

I do like the Red on the F30 and smaller cars as they carry it off well without too much large swathes of body panels in red.
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Post by pete » Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:10 am

PaulB ive removed my post ,ill be honest I took a punt that estoril hadnt been ordered ,I was wrong ,long old day. I didnt like my negative post not what im about. Lots of luck with your new car.

I tell you a colour that looks great to me .The new M5 has an individual blue.

or is it topaz not sure flippin lovely a real stand out on the M4 the other day
ha ha found it now what colour is this?

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Post by Paulb » Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:26 am

It's no problem Pete, no offence was taken and I like that each person has their own favourite colour schemes for their cars, it's what makes us all unique and one of humanities best qualities.

The Blue on the M5 looks like Frozen Monte Carlo Blue. Looks and suits the car really well.

Frmo what i've seen, there's very little difference between the standard gloss Monte Carlo Blue and the Estoril Blue. You can see the difference (or lack there of) here;
http://www.bmw-post.com/2012/07/25/bmw- ... oril-blue/
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Mk3 Focus RS Heritage #8 of only 50
and a 1987 Sierra RS Cosworth (currently being restored)

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