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    Re: Speaking of taste and other people...

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    MKW said:
    Sergio Pininfarina said it best a few years ago when he commented that white , silver and black are just values of tone from light to dark - not " colors " as in the rainbow spectrum, all of which have different degrees of " tone " . So don't forget to say " nice tone " instead of " nice color " the next time you see a pretty black or pure silver car ! Save " nice color " for that Cobalt Blue or Guards Red , lol! ( he prefers silver , as it showcases the designer's intent best to the client , he says )



    Can't say that I know designer vocabulary...

    But I have observed that many freq buyers just don't seem to choose non-conservative exterior colors for their cars...perhaps want to be able to interchangeably drive one's 599/65/997TT to office/business mtg/dinner w/o creating a "look-at-me" statement w/a flamboyant exterior color

    Some seem (on F's esp) to play w/deviated stitch, etc for a more subtle play of colors.....sort of like guys w/a conservative colored, bespoke jacket w/a more playful lining color like red, green, blue, etc....and know of other young curmudgeons who get a new 65 and 599-equiv every yr and simply have a standing order w/their usual dealers of blk/blk or silver/blk....perhaps these guys appreciate latest tech changes/advances and freshness/ambiance of a brand new, unscuffed/unworn car, but view "look at me" colors/tones as far less important for their car/driving pleasure.....

    Re: Speaking of taste and other people...

    Best indicator the discretionary consumer world has changed from the Gordon Gecko 80s: Ferrari reportedly sells just as many if not more silver/grey cars than red today. Who'da thunk it ? In 1986, just about every other new Porsche and probably 80% of new Ferrari were red.

    Re: Speaking of taste and other people...

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    MKW said:
    Best indicator the discretionary consumer world has changed from the Gordon Gecko 80s: Ferrari reportedly sells just as many if not more silver/grey cars than red today. Who'da thunk it ? In 1986, just about every other new Porsche and probably 80% of new Ferrari were red.



    Good observation...but lot less young, self-made money in US 20 yrs ago, aside from a few financial guys in Manhattan (and my sense is 99% of Manhattan financial guys aren't really into cars...they just want any old, $30K Lincoln/Caddy and driver to follow 'em around Manhattan...and if they need a status-appropriate car for their Hamptons summ wkend house, they'll buy whatever-color SL off some dealer's lot, just so their peers won't ridicule them)....

    But would also observe 10 yrs ago, F's in US were easy-to-get w/lukewarm demand....my elders tell me in '95-'96 FoSF had several new red/tan 355Spiders sitting on the lot, looking for a home .....and many of the guys who are major, regular F buyers today at FoSF/MillerGreenwich only acquired their annual/biannual new F addiction around '99-'00 when they were in their 20s-30s....

    Suspect most smarter/more secure money tends to favor understatement ....what my EU pals often marvel re: is that "old-money" in Woodside/Greenwich w/now deep-seated habits/tastes re: cars/wines/watches/planes/houses, etc is often guys who only 10-15 yrs ago were just graduating from Stanford/Wharton undergrad.....

    Re: Speaking of taste and other people...

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    RC said:
    [...] Maybe it was a mistake.



    You should see the bright side of it - nobody can tell whether it was you rushing by or one of the others. Whatever happens, it wasn't you...

     
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