Griff colour preferences?

Griff colour preferences?

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griff59

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205 posts

9 months

Thursday 14th March
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Highly personal I know, but I've always thought that dark colours flatter the body shape of a Griff more than light colours for some reason. An exception to this is black, which doesn't work in my book either. Light mettalics, yellow, and worst of all...white, just don't seem to suite these cars. I can't put my finger on exactly why, but it makes them look sort of unfinished in a way, or, like people, certain colours, and clothes just don't suit us.
I've got a dark red Griff, and it's fine for me, it works, other colours I considered were dark blue, and a dark green of some sort, but my red one came along and that was that.
I think all models of TVR have a preferred type of colour, the later Tuscans always look good in purple or orange IMO, Chimera's are more forgiving I think, and tend to carry off a wider range of colours well, more than other TVR's. The "Wedge" well, they are the exception, they look good in any colour!

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QBee

16,405 posts

83 months

Thursday 14th March
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Chimaera owner here, and I think you are spot on, except it would be good to post a photo of your car.....please!
All the Griffs I have seen in navy, dark red and dark green look spot on - never been as sure of the lighter colours.

I bought my Chimaera in navy (Starmist) blue and always thought it boring.
It is now in a reflex lilac/turquiose colour and I am a lot happier with it.

Show me yours and I'll show you mine (oooh matron!)

griff59

Original Poster:

205 posts

9 months

Thursday 14th March
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QBee said:
Chimaera owner here, and I think you are spot on, except it would be good to post a photo of your car.....please!
All the Griffs I have seen in navy, dark red and dark green look spot on - never been as sure of the lighter colours.

I bought my Chimaera in navy (Starmist) blue and always thought it boring.
It is now in a reflex lilac/turquiose colour and I am a lot happier with it.

Show me yours and I'll show you mine (oooh matron!)
Ha Ha! OK, here she is....


QBee

16,405 posts

83 months

Thursday 14th March
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Looks lovely.....good colour choice. It's to do with the shape front and rear I think.

Here's how a Chimaera can look in an adventurous colour combo


Stever

1,117 posts

188 months

Thursday 14th March
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I have always thought mine was Olympic blue but a nice guy at a Griff Growl told me it was Vauxhall Arden Blue. Nonetheless I think Black could look great see below, for a B&W rendition




The red looks great as does the lairy Chim, I like most colours I have seen although I'm not really a fan of purple!
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lancelin

94 posts

60 months

Thursday 14th March
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lancelin

94 posts

60 months

Thursday 14th March
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Press car Colour. I wasn’t convinced at first but it’s really grown on me and stands out from the norm now.

Monkeylegend

15,129 posts

170 months

Thursday 14th March
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Haven't any pics now but mine was pearlescent red with a red top and magnolia interior, looked rather handsome if I do say so myself.

SMB

1,403 posts

205 months

Thursday 14th March
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For me , reds, blues, yellow and silver work on a Griffith. It’s not a light vs dark debate but some colours do suit it better. Likewise reds suit a chimaera but not a Tuscan.


Loubaruch

757 posts

137 months

Thursday 14th March
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Although quite happy with the VW Dragon Green paint on my car my favourite has to be Mica Black ( Think this is the correct name)
I have only ever seen one example and with all black trim, it looked stunning!



Jobster

46 posts

37 months

Thursday 14th March
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Cooper Green. Is also the fastest colour!

rigga

5,938 posts

140 months

Friday 15th March
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As a blue owner, obviously I'd say that was the best, but in reference to the op's statement that light colours, specifically white dont suit, I have always found this very appealing.

Jurgen Schmidt

588 posts

140 months

Friday 15th March
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Mine is Starmist Blue, see my profile, but I do love a yellow Griff cloud9

Ducati0

67 posts

73 months

Friday 15th March
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My 1st Griff was Cherry red pearl & my 2nd was Ocean Haze, I loved both the colours & think they suit the car very well.

ESDavey

605 posts

158 months

Friday 15th March
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Black every time. Toffee or Caramel brown would be the perfect interior

griff59

Original Poster:

205 posts

9 months

Saturday 16th March
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rigga said:
As a blue owner, obviously I'd say that was the best, but in reference to the op's statement that light colours, specifically white dont suit, I have always found this very appealing.
I'm really blown away by all the cars posted here, some really beautiful colour matches. Especially that Chimera, that colour really transforms the shape and personality of the car.
But......I think this white car has helped me get to grips with what exactly light shades do for a Griff, I think they make them look more purposeful, more brutal for some reason, the rear wings are emphasised, which seems to change the whole balance of the body shape.
Stever, your blue car is beyond, really beautiful.

griff59

Original Poster:

205 posts

9 months

Saturday 16th March
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lancelin said:
Totally amazing also...

Ducati0

67 posts

73 months

Saturday 16th March
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I think if I could spec a new Griff it would be dark pearl green (not sure if that’s similar to Cureton or Cooper) with tan / black interior

eff eff

656 posts

143 months

Saturday 16th March
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........... Here's mine

rigga

5,938 posts

140 months

Saturday 16th March
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