need help finding a color
Posted 03 August 2006 - 02:23 PM
i'll prohibably just end up using the Lamborgini color since its close enough, I just want to know if there is anything out there that maybe closer
Posted 03 August 2006 - 03:15 PM
Here are some options from Cobra Colors:
I think this one is close:
This is a Ferrari color
Ferrari Verde Chiaro
These are all Lamborghini colors
Verde Miura Metallic
Verde Ithaca Pearl
I think you can get close enough with these options. Contact Leon from Cobra Colors. He can help you get either the correct formula or as close as possible.
Hope this helps.
By the way, I'm working on a Monogram 308 GTB as well. Mine will be California Azzurro Metalic. (Light blue)
Posted 03 August 2006 - 05:48 PM
Unfortunately many of the pre-1980 Ferrari colors are now either very difficult or altogether impossible to obtain. You practically have to cross mountains, oceans and deserts to find hobbled old men in caves who have those formulas scribbled on little tattered bits of original documentation kept from way back when. I have dozens of paint and formula codes for rare Ferrari colors going back to the 1950's that may never be able to be obtained again outside of just a handful of them. I can't imagine those formulas take up a great deal of space, but the big paint companies have started to phase them out of their databases due to them being so rare and scarcely called for. I encountered this problem even recently trying to obtain Porsche's Fayence Yellow which was used on about 50 Carrera GT's. I was told by a representative from a HUGE manufacturer who supplies paint for Porsche that "if it's only for 50 cars we won't even bother with it." I eventually tracked it down through a European source.
I'm researching the oldest Ferrari colors I can still find before they disappear too, but unfortunately Verde Germoglio is not among them. I'll keep looking though.
Posted 03 August 2006 - 05:51 PM