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Woody
Woody SuperDork
8/28/09 7:53 p.m.

A few months back when there was a lot of 911 chat going on around here, there was quite a bit of discussion about brown Porsches and brown cars in general.

I found this thread over on Pelican and thought I'd share:

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/showthread.php?t=408230

Feedyurhed
Feedyurhed Reader
8/28/09 8:52 p.m.

I love brown 911s.

Woody
Woody SuperDork
8/28/09 9:04 p.m.
Feedyurhed wrote: I love brown 911s.

I do too, but some more than others.

Josh
Josh HalfDork
8/28/09 9:07 p.m.

So wrong... but so right. Eventually, I will have to own a Porsche. And it may well be brown.

Feedyurhed
Feedyurhed Reader
8/28/09 9:29 p.m.

The Rosewood looks awesome.

gamby
gamby SuperDork
8/28/09 9:41 p.m.

I think it's a great color for an older 911/928.

EricM
EricM HalfDork
8/28/09 10:17 p.m.

Brown it's the new tangerine

I prefer Dianmond Blue Matallic. I swear there is not blue in it, maybe purple and grey, but defffanitly no blue.

neon4891
neon4891 SuperDork
8/28/09 10:20 p.m.

While I agree that brown is a great color for classic 911s, I just don't understand why it works so well.

But who am I to question these things

benzbaron
benzbaron Reader
8/28/09 10:52 p.m.

I read an article in the paper about the color brown and cars and the paper said the resurgence in the color brown on modern cars has something to do the trend towards premium coffees. I guess when you pay 12$ a pound for coffee you start appreciating the color brown.

The great thing about brown is it is a sleeper color. It doesn't catch your attention like some of the other colors. White is too boring for a sportscar: red, yellow, bright blue and bright green are a little too much attention. You look like a discerning "adult" sportcar enthusiast in a brown metallic 911.

RedS13Coupe
RedS13Coupe Reader
8/28/09 11:08 p.m.

The car in the link is hardly brown. There is too much red in it for it to really be brown, or at least for it to have the horridness of brown. Especially when its as shiny as the car pictured it looks pretty nice I think.

joey48442
joey48442 SuperDork
8/28/09 11:40 p.m.

I love white on a sports car.

Joey

junkbuggie
junkbuggie New Reader
8/29/09 1:50 a.m.

I LOVE brown cars I have had two and I think both looked great in brown. 1988 ford F-150 w/ topper and a 1984 chevy caprice classic w/ lighter brown roof no porshe 911 though

Jay
Jay Dork
8/29/09 3:47 a.m.

I just got a stiffy.

I'm half-tempted to paint my Lotus that colour just to piss people off. There are way too many red ones out there for me to keep it original.

Carrera4
Carrera4 Reader
8/29/09 7:10 a.m.

Brown Porsches are the $h!t (that's a good thing) Someone had to say it.

I likes me a Cayman S in Macadamia Metallic - looks good enough to lick. (is something wrong with me?)

Woody
Woody SuperDork
8/29/09 7:18 a.m.
EricM wrote: I prefer Dianmond Blue Matallic. I swear there is not blue in it, maybe purple and grey, but defffanitly no blue.

I think that you're biased!

maroon92
maroon92 SuperDork
8/29/09 8:44 a.m.

I came very close to buying a cocoa brown BMW 2002...it was an auto, but the price was challengeworthy...

Rusnak_322
Rusnak_322 Reader
8/29/09 2:49 p.m.

The only way I would buy a brown Porsche is if I had budgeted for paint. But there were a few cars in that thread that did look very nice. I don't mind looking at them, I just wouldn't want to own one.

Grtechguy
Grtechguy SuperDork
8/29/09 4:00 p.m.

I think brown is the perfect sleeper color, porsche or anything else

M030
M030 Reader
8/29/09 4:27 p.m.

It seems every time I've ever been really looking for a specific Porsche, the best one I find, is always brown. I've had a brown 924, a brown 911 and a brown 928. I have to admit, the color is growing on me. Maybe that means I should get some penicillin before it gets worse

CarKid1989
CarKid1989 Reader
8/29/09 4:50 p.m.

i have been a fan of the UPS color scheme for years now. It looks at home on almost any car.

Great understated colors but really really makes it stand out

Will
Will Reader
8/29/09 4:51 p.m.
Jay wrote: I just got a stiffy. I'm half-tempted to paint my Lotus that colour just to piss people off. There are way too many red ones out there for me to keep it original.

A friend of mine has a 911 cabrio in that color. I believe Nougat was offered in 88 only.

alex
alex HalfDork
8/29/09 6:16 p.m.

I love brown cars.

This is my definition of Porsche.

'Course, I wouldn't kick this one out of bed for eating crackers.

alex
alex HalfDork
8/29/09 6:17 p.m.

And this is not the brown I think of, but I do like this one.

Josh
Josh HalfDork
8/29/09 6:44 p.m.
alex wrote: I love brown cars. This is my definition of Porsche.

That brushed SS Targa hoop against the brown makes me weak.

BAMF
BAMF Reader
8/29/09 8:47 p.m.

I've always loved the earlier 911 Targas. The E36 M3 brown color just makes the whole thing.

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