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Hi all, my car's about to get painted and I'm trying to decide on a color. I was going to do it white but it seems like that would be too plain. I saw a nice 65' or so Impala pull into the gas station I was at today and it seemed to have the perfect color for me. I think the color is called "Cameo Beige". I was only able to find the name of the color on a chevelle site, which I think is the closest to what I saw on the 65 I mentioned above judging by the color sample. Does anyone have this or a similar color on their car? If you do please post a pic of it to help me decide if I want to go with this color for sure. My search on here and google pics didn't seem to turn up much in the form of pics. Here's a pic that's close to what I saw although it might not be exact. I wish I had the chance to ask the guy what color his car was Thanks!
I personally think that you were on the right track with a white scheme to start with.
There are lots of White's to choice from, throw in some pearl or metallic and with your body style and some chrome, I think that your car would look great!
I think in the long run, you would like a more brighter color.
My $0.02 worth! Mike
P.S. You know a real bright red would look good too!
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I like the cameo beige I used on the top of my 65. In bright light it looks light. On overcast days its a bit darker. The color was called bahama beige in the early 60's when used on caddies, then renamed to cameo beige when they painted chevrolets in 1965.
Thanks, I do indeed like red, but my grandfathers 62' Gasser he had back in the 60's was Poppy Red, and my Mothers 62' II was white, and my Fathers 66' II was white. I wanted something a little different then they all had, and at the same time have it be a non metallic color that's easier to take care of, and doesn't show dust as easily (I have to dust off my Black cobra ever time I get into it and it gets old) I figure a whitesh-beige would fit the bill. I'm still not entirely sold on it though.
Couple pics of my Grandfathers Poppy Red 62' Gasser, Circa mid 60's...
1962 Chevy II - 1995 SVT Cobra
Last edited by Nik_95cobra; 9th-November-2007 at 02:01 PM.
Hey Nik, sounds like you're having the same problems deciding that I do. My car's originally white and i've flip flopped on white and beige alot. Sorry for being late to the thread but i just haven't had time to get on the site in a long time. I saved a couple pics when i first saw the the cameo beige color. I can't remember if i got these pics off here or somewhere else or if the color is actually cameo beige. Either way i really like this color. Hope these help.
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