On the Curbside Classics page (Simca 1000 CC) I saw the attached photo of the Simca Coupe Bertone. Since you know the history of this car, I thought that you might also know the color of this car. That would be great, because I want to paint my Simca with this color.
Thank you for feedback.
Now that’s not going to be easy, but perhaps there is someone out there with that information.
Single Stage Acrylic Urethane, #2102, Pewter Silver Metallic, from TCPGlobal
I saw it on a restored 124 Sport Spider. It looked very similar to me. You might also look for various ’60s cars bodied by Pininfarina that were in that color, but OSHA and EPA rules make it impossible to duplicate some finishes from the past.
Why not take the picture of the car to your painter and have it matched?
The lack of sun in the photo makes it hard and shifts what I think the color is, but I’m nearly certain it’s Murphy Gray Polycoat, PPG #32609 T-455. The red interior is the giveaway; Estoril Blue Metallic is super similar but would almost never have came in that combination.
Gosh, what a good looking car.
It is difficult to know for sure. The photo shows the car primarily in the shade. And all computer monitors and cell phones will show a slightly different shade of the same color.
I have a Rogers Automotive Paint color chip book that shows a code 09 Estoril Blue Metallic used for 1967-70 models. It has a similar tone to the photo I see on my phone. There is also code 012 for 1971 models, however, it appears to be darker and richer.
Good Luck with your hunt.
Take a look
Now under the 63 search instead of 64-67.
Wow, a tough one. If this were an American car, I would go to one of the paint chip sources and start looking for cars identified with that paint color. I might follow up with a club or registry who might be able to point you to cars of different colors to examine. Or if it was a rare car, I would try to search it online to see if that actual car shows up somewhere.
I tried a Google search of the picture and got some wallpaper sites, but could not tell where they got it. Maybe I am not tech savvy enough. I did find this, a small picture of what might or might not be that car, but perhaps the license plate is identifiable enough to find some information, presuming it still looks good to you in this light.
This may take a Frenchman to really do well.
Whatever it’s called it’s gorgeous. I’ve always liked less saturated gray-blue on cars.
I have been working for a large car supplier and all I can tell you is that it is tricky to figure out. I can surely say that there were only two manufacturers for Simca/Matra colors. Glasurit and Herberts-Standox. You NEED to know what car it is and what year it was manufactured. Then ask the both of them. Because it is a car from the 60s I presume (!) that it could be a Herberts-Standox color. But of course I am not sure.
Ivan has excellent taste!
Is there reason to assume that the coupe shown retains its original paint ?
Does anyone have an opinon if this Simca is worth an amateur resto?
Many thanks to everyone for the feedback! Kind regards Ivan