I must say, I am not a BMW man, though I must admit, they are nice cars and if I could afford one I probably would own one.
But anyway, I figured this would be the perfect place to get my question awnsered.
The car in the picture I attached is painted in a BMW color, it just doesn't have a clear cote on it. What is the color? What years was it offfered, on what models? I know it is a somewhat recent color, but not sure exactly. --Sorry, the car in the picture is very dusty, but I assume you guys know your stuff!
the closest thing that i can think of is the Sterling Gray (code 472) that was on e39 m5s, but that looks more brownish (or maybe it's the contrasts)... you might want to visit www.bmwusa.com and try to find it through their Build your own car thing...
btw, every few years or so, bmw NA change their color selections. They only keep the popular ones. They also usually drop the 'special' colors every few years or so. I remember there was Hellrot Red, and like Dakar Yellow.
To me it looks like Canyon red from the 1997 5 series, it was the darkest red i've seen from them, its almost purple without a lot of light. Although the lack of a clear coat makes it really hard to tell.
Silver4evr - I'd be all fore keeping my car clean too if I had a bimmer, but with the whole hotrod "kustom Kulture" the point is to replicate the look of the 1950's. Back then they were more worried about spending their cash on speed parts then paint, so thats why soo many hotrods are in primer or matte paints.
Every hotrod I've seen shines like glass unless it's having some body work done.
They are refered to as Street Rods not Hotrods, but unless you are in the "kulture" most people think of them as one in the same.
And thanks to everyone else for your help, I will stop intruding on your Bimmer talk now.
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