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DOTS: Germans and their Color Problem Edition

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.

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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.

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Ah, but here’s one BMW that is painted a great shade of red. I mean Rolls Royce. Same difference.

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I can’t exactly expect them to put polka dots on the Spirit of Ecstasy but I approve of this color combo.

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When you’re this rich, it’s no longer Arrest-Me Red but Escort-Me-Home-Pig Red
When you’re this rich, it’s no longer Arrest-Me Red but Escort-Me-Home-Pig Red

But the Rolls has Volkswagen wheels! Twice the pattern, but still VW esque.

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As much as I like backwards opening doors, this car’s big butt is not the prettiest.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What’s this? I’m thinking Mazda but that fender badge looks like too many letters.

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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!

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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.

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There was also the remnants of the base for a gas station in a really annoying place. Not pictured, sadly.

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Sunset was nice though. You can see Little and Big Kennesaw Mountains in the background.

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