Friday, February 10, 2012

Ron McCall's Blue #1889

I have been debating on several car colors lately.  I have finally narrowed by choices down, but I'm going to think about it for a while.  Here's a car color I like on the Pantera, and may choose:

Ron McCall's Blue #1889

I wanted a red car originally but have since changed my mind.  Several Pantera parts vendors have said that red is the most common color by far, with yellow close behind.  I don't want to be one more in the crowd.  Ron's car color is "Arrival Blue", common on GM cars.  I saw a paint chip at TK Customs and loved it, but realized that it's a metallic color with pearl and aluminum flake.  I'm normally not a blue fan, but I appreciate a nice solid blue, which this is nearly 99%.  There is less than one percent violet in it, but I'm told that the violet helps prevent it from having a greenish tint.

Ron's car has some really classy Halibrand-style wheels, probably with lugnut covers and spinners.  I like the wheels for sure, but I'll probably go for a 5 or 7-spoke gray center/polished rim wheel.  Notice that the car has 180 degree exhaust tips coming through the AC condenser opening under the rear license plate.  I won't be using 180 degree headers since I'd prefer to keep the AC where it is supposed to be.

Pictures courtesy the Provamo Registry with permission from Ron McCall.

1 comment:

Ava Harness said...

I have to agree to that. Red is a common color for cars like this. It's like a safe color, but risking is what makes the decision worth while. If you're willing to go further, go for red orange. How's the restoration project now? Restoring an old car, especially the classic ones, are something to look forward to. Please do a regular update. We'd love to see this coming together.

Ava Harness