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SO at first when I saw the 124 I liked it. Then when I saw the 124 Abarth in white, red interior, red mirror and lower lip I fell hard. Love at first sight I guess. I think the white setup that way is striking and looks like a race car. WOW! impact. But...it looks like a race car. But looking at images of the various color options I am torn.

There are some great photos of the silver with the heritage stripe. I think the silver highlights the subtle curves and great ID of the car, while white or black hide them. There seems to be a love / hate thing going on with reviews as far as the design. As a designer, I like that. I know that designs that please everyone elicit that passion of no one.

Not only does the silver bring out the design I also like the "machine" look of it. It has that stealthy look while not being black and has a very menacing attitude with the heritage stripe. Pushing 50, I don't know if I want a super flashy 124 Abarth, but one that I know is very cool and people in the know like this group know it when they see it.

One of two things I would change if I was the designer, is the vertical panel line on the front fenders. They did such a great job with the other panel lines blending into the form factor. This one should have had some angle to it, sloping down front to back. I mention this because the silver seems to highlight not only the surfacing, but also that dang panel line.

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Silver
Heritage stripe (I will have that done with vinyl)
Red leather
Red Mirrors and front lower lip (also likely vinyl)
Lamin-X "tint" on the headlights and front turn signals (I think this will bring out the silver and black highlights while adding to that menace look)
Lamix-X Yellow fog light protection (kind of retro and ties into the the yellow on the badges)
Tinted windows


So that is my thought for a menacing 124 Abarth. Thoughts, or am I crazy not getting the super sexy white with the above features (minus headlight tint)?
 

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I saw the silver at the dealer Sunday. It's VERY metallic, and attractive. I think that silver, white, and red are all good choices with the black matte heritage stripe. Perhaps it's a good idea to have back-up colors in case dealer selection is limited. I definitely want the red seats. If I use a wrap shop I might have the trunk's heritage stripe run all the way to the canvas roof, eliminating that body color gap.

Curious has to how the heritage stripe & red accents would look with the darker pearl white (versus bright white), as I've never seen a photo.

Unfamiliar with Lamin-x. Would like to see a photo or photoshop.
 

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I saw the silver at the dealer Sunday. It's VERY metallic, and attractive. I think that silver, white, and red are all good choices with the black matte heritage stripe. Perhaps it's a good idea to have back-up colors in case dealer selection is limited. I definitely want the red seats. If I use a wrap shop I might have the trunk's heritage stripe run all the way to the canvas roof, eliminating that body color gap.

Curious has to how the heritage stripe & red accents would look with the darker pearl white (versus bright white), as I've never seen a photo.

Unfamiliar with Lamin-x. Would like to see a photo or photoshop.
They specialize in headlight protection. I have used them several times.

http://www.lamin-x.com/

Agreed about running the matte all the way up to the roof line.
 

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I totally agree with you Bulldog, I love the pearl white with the matted black with the red accents. But my wife likes the silver. Then there is the black. Man, it going to be a difficult choice and also depends what the dealerships are allocated too. I like all three colors, because I like the black and red seats.
 

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That all sounds like it'll come together really nice, especially by tinting the headlights and fogs but I'm unsure about the red mirrors
 

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Low res. But here is a quick photo shop with the silver, red mirrors and lower lip, yellow fogs, and tinted headlight and turn signals.
 

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White with yellow fogs and tinted turn signals. Headlights clear
 

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White with smoked headlights instead ... I think.. This is a hard choice. To be honest I would probably take the white because it'll attract more attention. The grey is kinda stealthy
 

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White with smoked headlights instead ... I think.. This is a hard choice. To be honest I would probably take the white because it'll attract more attention. The grey is kinda stealthy
The white like that is striking, no doubt! A major head turner.
 

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I'm torn between red and white. The black hood and decklid (which I am loath to pay extra for) look better to me on the white. Red lip absolutely. Red mirrors if not too expensive. How many people will opt for the Brembos just to get red calipers?
 

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I saw a Portogallo 1974 Grey with the red garnishes (known locally as a "Launch Edition") today and it looked SWEET! Much nicer than any of the pictures I've seen online.

All the Australian delivered cars come with the Brembo brakes as standard.

Pics shortly.
 

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I could've written the thread-starter instead of Bulldog66. I have the same dilemma, for the same reasons, and with the same color choices. Here are my rambling thoughts...

What draws me to the Gelato is that it's a base color, i.e., non-metallic, non-mica, etc. While the character lines do get "blown out" in the sun, they do work well at the start and end of the day. Mid-tones are best for showing off any lines.

Silver is the hardest color to match in the event of future damage, god forbid. White is more visible than silver, and low roadsters need to be seen on the roads (for safety).

Having to choose a color is like just owning one pair of shoes. White is sporty; silver is sexy, pearl white is elegant; red is classic. Who can wear just one pair of shoes day-after-day?

I had nine gray or silver cars in a row. Love the look, and each time I swear it'll be my last of those colors. (Until next time.) Now I have a white car. Most of my favorite cars of been white, but I have no idea why. I'm a coward about getting a red car. Black is definitely out.

I wouldn't mix red base-colored accents with a metallic-colored body paint.

The white pearl and white gelato are virtually identical – indiscernible except for their mica vs. base finishes. They are the same shade of white, and neither is darker or lighter than the other. Mica wouldn't show dirt easily, but I prefer a highly-reflective finish.

Time to put this post to bed.
 

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What's a matter USA. Abarth USA not offering you guys this sexy colour? :D
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That aside, the metallic silver does look sexy, I prefer the Abarths without the heritage stripe, makes it look more classy imo, without the busy look.
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If I had not gone for the blue, my second choice would of been the white, however with grey accents instead of the red, I prefer the more subtle look.
 
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