Two-tone Muscle Cars

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by 442w30, May 30, 2017.

  1. 442w30

    442w30 Well-Known Member

    Several weeks ago I started a page on Facebook on this topic:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1677389095611174/

    I enjoy two-tone cars for their rarity and the possibility of interesting color combos that vinyl tops may not have afforded.

    However, I haven't found many Buicks that fit this style of trim. If you have a pic of a two-tone Buick muscle car (or at least a car with performance pretensions – a hopped-up Skylark is alright as long as it demonstrates two-tone paint), please post it here so I may post it on FB, or please join the group and post 'em yourself....thanks!
     
  2. 455monte

    455monte Well-Known Member

    Heres my 67 gs when i decided to plastidip to top silver.
    It rps20170530_203043.jpg s back all black now
     
  3. 442w30

    442w30 Well-Known Member

    Thanks....and silver was an available color back then, along with black, correct?
     
  4. gs66

    gs66 Well-Known Member

    _20170530_194823.JPG Factory white with black painted top.
     
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  5. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    Buick 2 (2).JPG 4 Ready (1).JPG
     
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  6. bballsam

    bballsam SoCal Gran Sports

    Aqua Mist and Glacier White 34-10 pnt code. The original Very Few & Very Few II...
     
  7. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    No need to stop at 2 tone; there were tri tone Buicks.
     
  8. 442w30

    442w30 Well-Known Member

    Not muscle cars.
     
  9. la 65 gs

    la 65 gs Well-Known Member

    This is what happens when you don't want to repaint it white and the factory color as a complete top and bottom color doesn't work either. So paint the top to go with the interior.
    Loren@65GS.com
     

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  10. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Define a muscle car.
     
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  11. 455monte

    455monte Well-Known Member

    U may be opening a can of worms on that lol
     
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  12. FivestarsDave

    FivestarsDave Member

  13. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    What's funny about painted roofs to me is that they were a cheaper option than vinyl tops but required more labor (essentially costing GM more money). They had to finish the surface vs. covering it, and mask the body for the contrast color.
    Patrick
     
  14. 442w30

    442w30 Well-Known Member

    Not really up for debate in this thread, as no one agrees on a definition.

    However, I did say in the original post "If you have a pic of a two-tone Buick muscle car (or at least a car with performance pretensions...)" so I reckon that should be enough. :D
     
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  15. 442w30

    442w30 Well-Known Member

    So are those both factory colors?

    Cuz the cars should look relatively authentic. I know gold and red go well together, but can't tell if that red is the proper red for '65.

    I gotta ask, though: you didn't think monotone gold and red interior didn't work?
     
  16. Bryan&PhyllisW

    Bryan&PhyllisW Well-Known Member

    one of my 68 skylarks is a factory 2 tone, dark blue with white top, I attached pictures of the original invoice and window sticker and a picture as of last sunday
     

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  17. 442w30

    442w30 Well-Known Member

    Nice . . . will be posting them piecemeal over the next few days. I'll do my best to attribute each of you owners but, really, it's all about the car, right? :p:D
     
  18. la 65 gs

    la 65 gs Well-Known Member

    The lower color is '65 Champagne Mist. I painted the car , intending to be all Champagne Mist. When I rolled it out of the paint booth the next day, I almost tossed my lunch. So the owner of the body shop that I rented the booth at suggested the red roof. The red is not a '65 Buick color, but it goes with the original red interior very well.
    At least I think so. Anyways, it has been done for 27 years and I still like the combination.

    Loren@65GS.com
     
  19. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    It is a Glasstek. Never measured, but I'm guessing a 4" cowl. It was on the car when I bought it as a wounded mess.
     
  20. GranSportSedan

    GranSportSedan Puppet dictator, wife has all power

    mines 2 tone, the top is painted instead of Vinyl mabel in Sun.png
     

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