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Old 27th-October-2007, 09:00 PM   #1
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Beige Chevy II's

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!

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Old 27th-October-2007, 10:47 PM   #2
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Here's a pic of a beige 63 that belongs to a member of NW Nova. I don't have much detail on the exact color though.

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Old 27th-October-2007, 10:50 PM   #3
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Chevys factory beige color for 61-63 was Adobe Beige.( renamed Desert Beige in 64)

I had a 61 Impala in the color. Looked pretty sharp.


Here's a 64 in the color.
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Old 27th-October-2007, 11:13 PM   #4
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Mine is kinda beige, or tan. Someday it will be a different color, I just can't decide what.



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Old 28th-October-2007, 02:57 AM   #5
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Thanks guys, 2door I like that color I think the one I saw was a shade or two darker. I hate trying to decide what color to paint a car.
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Old 28th-October-2007, 03:09 AM   #6
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Check out the Almond Beige for a '62 Chev.

http://www.tcpglobal.com/aclchip.asp...rolet-pg01.jpg
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Old 28th-October-2007, 05:30 AM   #7
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Wink color

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!
(making decisions just got harder)
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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.

You can see the chroma under this lighting.


In the sun.


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Old 28th-October-2007, 10:38 AM   #9
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My '55 Belair was Diablo Red and Shoreline Beige with matching two-tone interior.
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I was also thinking about having it done in Capri Cream, a 67 color. What do you guys think? Found this pic while browsing on here. Thanks for the other pics too.

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Just to mix things up a little:



I don't know the name of the color, but it gives you an idea what an all beige car can look like. Good luck in your decision making process.

I like the red idea!
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Old 9th-November-2007, 12:54 PM   #12
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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...



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Old 23rd-November-2007, 02:06 AM   #13
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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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Thanks! Yeah it's a very difficult decision
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