Two toned colour schemes

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Two toned colour schemes

Post by Ozmac » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:37 am

Having just bought a two-toned Austin Healey 3000, it occurred to me that this is a perfectly good themed photo idea. Now the rules are simple; we're talking "two toned" as any car with two colours in fairly major proportions. So no stripes or little blobs of extra colour - "two toned" means two colours greet the eye on equal terms. The era from the 30s through to the 60s really is the era of the two-toned car, but I'd love to see some exceptions to that rule.

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Wartburg 311 Coupe

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Renault Suprastella

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Peugeot 203 Darl'Mat

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Alfa Romeo 1900

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Lancia Asturia

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Deusenberg SSJ 1933

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Austin Healey 3000

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BMW 503

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Panhard Dynamic

I have a dozen or more in this vein, but I will leave the first contribution at this, just for starters.

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Re: Two toned colour schemes

Post by David MG » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:22 am

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ALFA ROMEO 1900CSS TOURING 1956

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TRIUMPH HERALD COUPE

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BUGATTI T57

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RENAULT TYPE YZ4 VIVASPORT
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Re: Two toned colour schemes

Post by Tom » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:35 am

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Re: Two toned colour schemes

Post by grinbergs » Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:46 am

I have my black/white Fiat 2300 Familiare (don't mind the red one in this shot...)

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And I hope the Fiat Turbina qualifies as well:

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Re: Two toned colour schemes

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:05 am

Lots of nice looking models in this thread! :o
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Post by JSB33 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:08 am

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Re: Two toned colour schemes

Post by GarageOnAWall » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:56 am

I love two-tone cars! Sure wish automakers would consider doing it again? I think the last 'hurrah' for new tone-cars was on larger, luxury models in the late 1980s? Big Lincolns, Cadillacs, Oldsmobile etc in lovely silver/red, gold/green etc. Some people think this sort of thing is tacky, akin to vinyl roofs, but it can also be very elegant to my eyes 8-)

Anyway, I know have more than a single 1:43 in two-tone, but this is the only one I have my own pics of...

1978 Chevrolet K5 Blazer (actually think Chevy referred to this layout as a 3-tone?)
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Re: Two toned colour schemes

Post by dcast » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:25 pm

Did someone mention the good old 1980's ;)

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Re: Two toned colour schemes

Post by GarageOnAWall » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:29 pm

That's exactly what I'm talking about Dcast! They are all wonderful and I have the 2nd and 3rd cars you show. In fact, the first gen black/silver Cadillac Seville was the very first NEO that I ever bought!

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Post by Ozmac » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:32 pm

It's amazing with some themes that you think "I have a FEW of them" and it turns out I have a LOT of them. Here's several more…

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Talbot Lago T150 CSS

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Panhard Dynamic 6CS

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Panhard Dyna Z

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Jaguar Mark V

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Citroen 2CV with matching remorque

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Delahaye 135 Figoni Filaschi Grand Sport

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Chevy Pickup 1956

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Bugatti T55

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Chevrolet Corvette 1955

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Bugatti Royale Esders

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Bugatti 57G Le Mans 1939

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Is it cheating to add a Paris taxi? This is a Panhard Dyna X.

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Panhard Dynamic Paris taxi

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What the hell, here's a whole gaggle of them searching for a fare.

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Re: Two toned colour schemes

Post by grinbergs » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:14 pm

I have always thought of you as an "owner of many two-toned cars" Jamie. :lol:

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Re: Two toned colour schemes

Post by Johnny_Bravo » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:21 pm

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BMW 507 SOFT TOP
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BMW 503 COUPE
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Re: Two toned colour schemes

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:49 pm

Jamie, who's the maker of that 2cv?

I gotta have one! :)
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Re: Two toned colour schemes

Post by Hawk » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:17 pm

GarageOnAWall wrote:I love two-tone cars! Sure wish automakers would consider doing it again? I think the last 'hurrah' for new tone-cars was on larger, luxury models in the late 1980s? Big Lincolns, Cadillacs, Oldsmobile etc in lovely silver/red, gold/green etc. Some people think this sort of thing is tacky, akin to vinyl roofs, but it can also be very elegant to my eyes 8-)

Anyway, I know have more than a single 1:43 in two-tone, but this is the only one I have my own pics of...

1978 Chevrolet K5 Blazer (actually think Chevy referred to this layout as a 3-tone?)
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WOW! Who makes this one? I really, really want one!

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Re: Two toned colour schemes

Post by GarageOnAWall » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:30 pm

Hawk wrote:
GarageOnAWall wrote:I love two-tone cars! Sure wish automakers would consider doing it again? I think the last 'hurrah' for new tone-cars was on larger, luxury models in the late 1980s? Big Lincolns, Cadillacs, Oldsmobile etc in lovely silver/red, gold/green etc. Some people think this sort of thing is tacky, akin to vinyl roofs, but it can also be very elegant to my eyes 8-)

Anyway, I know have more than a single 1:43 in two-tone, but this is the only one I have my own pics of...

1978 Chevrolet K5 Blazer (actually think Chevy referred to this layout as a 3-tone?)
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WOW! Who makes this one? I really, really want one!
It's made by Matrix! It's resin and was released about 1 month ago...I bought it on the day it became available in the US, at least at my retailer. It's a wonderful model, you won't regret it! It you want to see more pics, just look at my '14 buys thread...it's the only model I've shown so far, even though I've bought another nine since then :oops: BB
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Re: Two toned colour schemes

Post by Featherless_Biped » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:02 pm

I found several. Here's a few of them.

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Re: Two toned colour schemes

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:08 pm

Lots of beauties there, RT! ;)

212 Inter is in my wishlist... :?
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Re: Two toned colour schemes

Post by Ozmac » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:46 am

Julio said
Jamie, who's the maker of that 2cv?

I gotta have one! :)
It's made by Eligor, Julio.

And Johan said
I have always thought of you as an "owner of many two-toned cars" Jamie. :lol:
This thread proves that RT and some others could also be "owners of many two-toned cars" too. Nice to not be alone!

And Claudiu, I love your BMW 507. What a desirable two-toned model car!

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Post by JSB33 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:42 am

Like Jamie said, you think you might have a few and before you know it, you have a bunch

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Re: Two toned colour schemes

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:29 am

I should have bought that Falcon wagon when they were on sale... :(
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Re: Two toned colour schemes

Post by David MG » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:42 am

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AUSTIN ATLANTIC

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MINI

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ALFA ROMEO GTV6

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LOTUS EXIGE SPRINT

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HUMBER PULLMAN

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VAUXHALL CRESTA FRIARY
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Re: Two toned colour schemes

Post by Featherless_Biped » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:48 am

Unusual color combination on the Cresta Friary. (Unusual name, too.)

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Re: Two toned colour schemes

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:08 pm

I love that Austin Atlantic model! :)

...and I agree with RT on the odd name of the Vauxhall!
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Re: Two toned colour schemes

Post by David MG » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:37 am

DeadCanDanceR wrote:I love that Austin Atlantic model! :)

...and I agree with RT on the odd name of the Vauxhall!
Friary of Basingstoke was the name of the specialist converter who turned a saloon into an estate.
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