I'm really starting to get into using the Citadel paints for miniatures. They have about any color you'd ever want, and then some: http://www.games-workshop.com/en-US/Painting-Modelling?N=102355+4294966611&Nu=product.repositoryId&qty=12&sorting=rec&view=table&categoryId=cat440136a-flat
I feel the same way about Volare's. My parents bought me one right after my beloved Skylark bit the dust. Hated that thing from the word go. I went from a car that had a 350 and a TH400 transmission to a "Super" slant six. Ugly grey/silver with a red interior. I'd either build and stomp it or see how many firecrackers it would hold.
It's still listed on their site under Automotive Sprays: Citrus Yellow Metallic - Gloss 28101 - 3 oz. Lacquer Sprays You might also look at the Lime Ice in the One Coat lacquers line. Personally, I think the Citrus Yellow might be a closer match.
I think I'd leave the body and trim, and whatever chassis details that were done, and put the rest together. That way, you aren't so much changing his vision as just finishing the job. Looks really nice, BTW.
The color is Testor's Citrus Yellow Metallic. Was pretty much dead on the 1/1 car. The wheels are Cragar S/S ordered from online. The original car was pretty beat when he got it. It was missing an engine mount, so when he'd try to go up the hill, the engine would flop and almost dumped out. He got ripped off by the sales place a little. Engine was eventually destroyed by a cold winter and no antifreeze.
Finally went to my brother's house and got pics of the one I did. This is pretty dead on to what his car looked like. Wish I could have gotten the dash as well... And definitely not hijacking your thread.
Two of Quiet Riot's biggest songs were covers: Cum On Feel The Noize: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Haypxj24_Uw and Mama Weer All Crazee Now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD8RAhCAyt4 Both songs were HUGE hits, and Metal Health was the first metal album to top the Billboard charts. Originally by Slade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPTk5poAa1c and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTEGxVDHpGU
I love to look at the super-detailed builds, but I don't have the patience to do it myself. I do enjoy doing the flocking/embossing powder for carpet and the plug wires, but I wouldn't be able to stand doing much more. MAYBE brake or fuel lines...