Not exactly earth-shattering, but when was the last time you saw a two-tone Camry?
Done wrong, IMO. If you want a little color on your all-white Camry, it should have been on the lower third of the body sides, below the side moldings…… Just don’t see the point of the maroon roof.
I wouldn’t call it in bad taste, but two-toning never works on an organic body style like this. Still, someone just wanted a little individuality, so here’s to him.
What the vinyl-roofed brougham?!
There was this Lexus-style two-tone package of some kind, with the lower body cladding done in a contrasting color…seems like they were all white or champagne over silvery-grayish (“I bought it because it looks JUST LIKE a Lexus!”). On the other hand…who cares?
The 2-tones with silver/gray lower portions are usually a Camry LE “Gallery Series” or a Camry XLE “Collectors Edition”- I’ve only seen gen4’s, so I don’t know if the gen3’s are the same.
Gen 1 and 2 also came in 2-tones, (think light blue with navy, or lt/dark brown).
As for the maroon roof- that is just weird! Maybe re-painting the entire car was too expensive?
CC effect? I saw one yesterday, but with the more traditional for Toyota style of top two thirds white and bottom third gray.
My local market has a two-tone Cressida for sale.
Agree with others that the two-toning doesn’t work on this Camry. There’s nothing inherent to the design to break up the colours.
That doesn’t look particularly awesome. Just my opinion…
I’ve seen a few like the one that CertifiedCarGeek showed ; probably a dealer package …. maybe to cover up paint damage from shipment? Seriously though, of all the Japanese makes, why are so many Subarus two-tone (ie Outback and Outback Sport)? I’d like to think of Subaru owners as practical, and yet the two tone paint schemes, raised white letters and gold trim just don’t jive with that.
The Subarus with plastic cladding on the bottom make sense to me. The raised letters and gold trim, not so much.
Was this the high-water mark of Camry styling?
I’d say yes, sans two-tone.
Full disclosure: I own a much loved ’95 that I’ve had since new.
Someone needs the vinyl top club for men, so real, not even your mechanic can tell…..
Or better yet, the fake convertible roof treatment.
I am guessing that 2-tone from unfinished repair work doesn’t count?
A few years back, I saw a two-tone Camry of the generation after this model, with a vinyl roof. And possibly a gold trim package as well. I’ll post a picture of it if I can, I know there’s one around someone.
I always thought the best way for 2 tone to work is to have the dark colour at the bottom.Of course it’s going to be a touch difficult starting with a white car…
Doesnt suit it.
When I was in Doha late last year, there were many of these Camry taxis with a rather clashing two-tone scheme:
Claret and blue,is he a West Ham supporter?
I wonder if that taxi operator hailed from Tacoma – Farwest Taxi’s fleet there is in a very similar color scheme of bright red over lime-sherbet green.
They are actually all over the place with fake vinyl applied tops and the proverbial little old lady behind the wheel. All hail the two tone Camry. Today’s Buick if you will.
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