The Germans have a problem, examples of which were out in full force yesterday, with one notable exception.
It’s this: German car manufacturers are very good at making fantastic colors but they never use them. The only time they use them are when they are making a car that is supposed to be from a different country.
Exhibit A: A couple of Bavarians hanging outside a high end wheel and tire shop. Not a single solitary point of interest among them. It’s all just so dreary. The cars are brilliant but they don’t look it in this depressing sea of grayscale.
Ah, but here’s one BMW that is painted a great shade of red. I mean Rolls Royce. Same difference.
I can’t exactly expect them to put polka dots on the Spirit of Ecstasy but I approve of this color combo.
But the Rolls has Volkswagen wheels! Twice the pattern, but still VW esque.
As much as I like backwards opening doors, this car’s big butt is not the prettiest.
Can we get a color version of this photo? Oh, that’s just it. This interior seems a little sterile for my tastes. The sheets are probably just there to keep the unclean sweat of the proletariat off their expensive real leather thrones.
As we all know, the Zupra is just as much of a BMW as that Rolls. In this case I blame Toyota’s aversion to standing out in any way other than copious fake vents. Porsche has that teal locked in though. Beautiful.
Here’s the exception that proves the rule. I believe this exquisite turquoise is special order only through some sort of color studio, since I sure don’t recall seeing this shade before. I rest my case
I’m really close because the drive through was spilling out into a major road.
What’s this? I’m thinking Mazda but that fender badge looks like too many letters.
I recognized this as a
Dodge Diplomat. Wow, I’m sad. Fintail pointed out this is a Pontiac Bonneville. Yay, I’m one twentieth less sad!
In more cheery news, here’s some classic Americana. I always like to document things like this because these sort of places are rapidly disappearing.
There was also the remnants of the base for a gas station in a really annoying place. Not pictured, sadly.
Sunset was nice though. You can see Little and Big Kennesaw Mountains in the background.