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Favorite color combos?

 
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by sklimii View Post
while I do like the brg with tan or camel interior, all time fav is a dark blue with white - thus found the right combo with my sapphire and ivory
I have to agree the sapphire and ivory is stunning. Unfortunately I have had bad luck with sapphire Jags.
 
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I took a gamble as I am having my 97 drop head I just bought repainted a "Sable" brown used on the late 60's to very early 70's XKE's. Fell in love with that color as a kid especially when in combo with a tan top and interior and figured here's my chance to have a bit of fun and in a color I love. About a month ago I picked up a mechanically great 97 XK8 (if I can use those words considering it is a Jag) but one that the paint was absolutely shot. As I only paid $3500 for the car I have the luxury of playing with it a bit and sent it off to Tijuana (I live in San Diego) for a $1500 paint job at a shop that does BMW's, Roller's and Bentley's. Yes, such a place does exist and so does the price. They stripped everything off the car and have done the little door ding repairs, a complete primer and then the urethane repaint. I've only seen progress photos thru the first wet sanding but it looks great. I'm not going down there to look due to the border traffic but the guy has picked up my car and will drop it back off sometime next week. I'll post some photos when it gets back up here.
 

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Padrino, I really wanna see that!
 
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Like the man said Parrino...I would really like to see that Pic. $1500 for a respray? try $4000 here and they do lawnmowers as well,forget the Rollers.
 
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Jag#4 View Post
The ice blue (zircon?) for me with an ivory interior. However, I am very happy with my Pacific Blue & Ivory. My dark blue would look good with tan leather as well.

Jaguar's Primrose Yellow with tan Connolly hides would be nice if I could afford an E-type again.
I guess we have similar tastes.....The ice blue is called 'frost blue' it's a great colour, however, like you, I love 'pacific/ivory'.

I used to have an E-Type in primrose...with black interior...looked great with sparkling chrome wires....happy days
 
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Originally Posted by Padrino View Post
I took a gamble as I am having my 97 drop head I just bought repainted a "Sable" brown used on the late 60's to very early 70's XKE's. Fell in love with that color as a kid especially when in combo with a tan top and interior and figured here's my chance to have a bit of fun and in a color I love. About a month ago I picked up a mechanically great 97 XK8 (if I can use those words considering it is a Jag) but one that the paint was absolutely shot. As I only paid $3500 for the car I have the luxury of playing with it a bit and sent it off to Tijuana (I live in San Diego) for a $1500 paint job at a shop that does BMW's, Roller's and Bentley's. Yes, such a place does exist and so does the price. They stripped everything off the car and have done the little door ding repairs, a complete primer and then the urethane repaint. I've only seen progress photos thru the first wet sanding but it looks great. I'm not going down there to look due to the border traffic but the guy has picked up my car and will drop it back off sometime next week. I'll post some photos when it gets back up here.
Okay, so it was in Tijuana for some 6 weeks but it came back today and what a GREAT paint job!!! I am absolutely in love with the color choice. Wow! Makes the car look 'rich'. Before and after pictures going from the Sherwood Green to the Sable Brown. Tomorrow the new 18 in Jag rims and fat tires get put on. I can only say how happy I am with the $1500 paint job. Better than the one I paid $6000 for here on my 911 a few years back! Enjoy, I know I am:
 
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I like the new color better than the green. The replacement wheels will really update the car and make it stand out.

Glad you're happy with it.
 
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oops. Duplicate submit.
 

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That looks sweet!
 
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Originally Posted by Richboy47 View Post
Black on black baby
AGREEEEEEEEE!!
Thinking about having my car's chrome all blacked out as well!!
If I HAD to have an actual color, there is a very dark blue metallic I really like as well. I saw one with all gloss black mesh grille and boot trim.
 
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I originally planned on getting a BRG/Tan car, as that in my opinion is quintessentially English. however I found my car and couldn't resist it. Platinum Silver with the full cranberry interior. not only does it look stunning, but it is exceedingly rare as well. never fails to get ooohs and ahhhs from the Jag boys and girls.!
I would love to see the cranberry in a black car as well. maybe a bit much for some peoples taste.
 
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The sable brown does look great! Somehow Padrino it looks better on your XK8 than it did on the Jags that originally came in that color. I wanted BRG/tan but settled for black/taupe for my 2006 coupe. Maybe someday I'll have it resprayed in BRG. If I do, I think I'll go with a BRG that's a bit darker than originally used on the Jags. I once saw an Aston Martin DB7 (in a showroom, when it was a new model) in a really dark BRG and thought it was beautiful. What we used to jokingly call British Racing Black.

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When you look at Jaguars marketing materials and when they put the xk8/r on display they always used basic primary colors, reds blues and greens. I have to agree with Jaguar I think the XK8 looks best in basic primary colors with heavy saturation. A lighter interior as also usually used.
 
 
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