Go Back   Corvette Forum > C1 & C2 Corvettes, 1953 - 1967 > C1 & C2 Corvettes
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read FAQ Vendor Directory
Search
C1 & C2 Corvettes
General C1 Corvette & C2 Corvette Discussion, Technical Info, Performance Upgrades, Project Builds, Restorations Sponsored by
Flaming River
Industries

Welcome to Corvetteforum.com!
Welcome to Corvetteforum.com.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, join Corvetteforum.com today!


Corvette Store
 
 
C7 Parts & Accessories
C6 Parts & Accessories
C5 Parts & Accessories
C4 Parts & Accessories
C3 Parts & Accessories
C2 Parts & Accessories
C1 Parts & Accessories
Wheels & Tires
Sponsored Ads
 
 
Vendor Directory
  
Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-12-2010, 05:54 PM   #1
FASTZ
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Jan 2003
Default '57 Best Color combo

What are your thoughts on best original color combo on a '57 ?
FASTZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2010, 06:01 PM   #2
66BlkBB
CF Senior Member
St. Jude Donor '13-'14
 
66BlkBB's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2004
Location: Northern MN
Default

Black w/silver coves!!!!
66BlkBB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2010, 06:07 PM   #3
silver67
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Mar 2005
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FASTZ View Post
What are your thoughts on best original color combo on a '57 ?
My order of preference is Arctic Blue, silver cove with beige interior, then Cascade green with beige cove, thirdly, Aztec copper with beige cove. Fourth would be Polo white/silver cove w/red interior. I also like the Inca silver, but not with the correct red interior and I like a contrasting cove which would be red and that isn't appealing to me at all.
silver67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2010, 06:21 PM   #4
bigearl56
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
bigearl56's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2006
Location: Williamsburg Virginia
Default Colors

Red Car, Beige Coves, Red Interior, or my personal favorite on a '57 all Black.
bigearl56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2010, 06:23 PM   #5
groovyjay
CF Senior Member
 
groovyjay's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2000
Default

IMO Cascade Green captures the year perfectly. There's been white, red, black, silver, brown and blue cars before and after, but Cascade Green was only available in 56 and 57... I might be bit biased though...

Click the image to open in full size.
groovyjay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2010, 06:30 PM   #6
jmschmit
CF Senior Member
 
jmschmit's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2007
Location: St. Paul MN
Default 57 color

I like the Silver Blue with Inca silver insert....women go nuts over that color. My 58 is Silver Blue with White insert and it really sets them off, you see mostly Black or Red. Bill58.
jmschmit is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2010, 06:59 PM   #7
Loren Smith
CF Senior Member
 
Loren Smith's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2003
Default

I'd never seen even a picture of a 57 in Arctic Blue with Red coves. The new NCRS Judging Guide says that was an available option, it might be a stunning combo, with the Red interior.
Loren Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2010, 07:18 PM   #8
John 66 Vette
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Jan 2008
Location: Littleton Colorado
Default

All black. My father has a all black fullie.
John 66 Vette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2010, 08:00 PM   #9
92GTA
CF Senior Member
 
92GTA's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2002
Location: Bakersfield CA
Default

Arctic Blue with silver coves, hands down.
Click the image to open in full size.

2nd would be Inca Silver and 3rd would be Polo white with silver coves.

I would paint my '56 that blue/silver combo but I'm going back to the original black with black coves for originality.
__________________
www.TheFoat.com/92GTA - 1992 Pontiac Trans Am GTA, 2008 GMC Acadia, 2014 Ducati 899

I used to own this 1956 Corvette before it went to France
http://www.c1registry.com/index.php?...te&car_id=2952

Last edited by 92GTA; 12-12-2010 at 08:10 PM.
92GTA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2010, 08:26 PM   #10
Geralds57
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Geralds57's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2007
Location: Southern Indiana
Default

It's gotta be all Black, Red interior. Even the Stones said to paint it Black.
Geralds57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2010, 09:19 PM   #11
C-1 Generation 2
CF Senior Member
 
C-1 Generation 2's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2009
Location: Imperial Missouri
Default

Casacade green with white coves and white interior and hardtop.
C-1 Generation 2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2010, 09:46 PM   #12
gbvette62
CF Senior Member
 
gbvette62's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2000
Location: Shamong, NJ
Default

I guess I'm a little different. My first choice would be Aztec Copper with Adobe Beige coves, although I would place the Cascade Green/Adobe Beige combo as a very close second.
gbvette62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2010, 09:55 PM   #13
DZAUTO
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Mar 2001
Location: Mustang OK
I don't do social media stuff I Don't do it I Don't do it I Don't do it I Don't do it I Don't do it
Default

What is the BEST color (by the majority) and what is a favorite by many people, is two totally different things.
Some like black.
Some like Aztec Copper.
Some like silver, and on and on and on and on.
But the best overall color seems to be black with a red interior.
DO NOT let that discourage you from the color that you prefer.
But a black 57 seems to have the biggest preference.

I also have NEVER seen an Artic Blue with red coves. BUT, I have seen an Artic Blue with a red interior. Personally, I LOVED it!

My favorite color choice is red (red coves) and red/black interior.
Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Tom Parsons
__________________
Tom Parsons
DZAUTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2010, 09:59 PM   #14
Dave1998
CF Senior Member
 
Dave1998's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2004
Location: York PA
Send a message via Yahoo to Dave1998
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by C-1 Generation 2 View Post
Casacade green with white coves and white interior and hardtop.


My friend in Milwaukee has been restoring this combo with 2 carbs since he bought it as a basket case in 1975 for $1,500. He now has close to to 10K in the car. Engine runs on the frame now. Still not painted and body still off car and not fully restored. As he now approaches 60, I would like to see him finish it in his lifetime.
Dave1998 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2010, 11:30 PM   #15
Plastic Pig
Live Free or Die
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Plastic Pig's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2000
Location: One thing is for sure this kind of discourse and BS would not be tolerated on the NCRS forum. NJ.
Plastic Pig duntov097
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DZAUTO View Post

My favorite color choice is red (red coves) and red/black interior.

Tom Parsons
Nice.


I'm kind of partial to all black with a white/blue interior.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Plastic Pig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2010, 11:59 PM   #16
Stewart Allison
CF Senior Member
 
Stewart Allison's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2010
Location: Melbourne victoria
Default

Tuxedo Black with Silver cove & Red Gut ! It just looks awesome ! Stewy
Stewart Allison is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2010, 12:12 AM   #17
Loren Smith
CF Senior Member
 
Loren Smith's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2003
Default

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.
Loren Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2010, 12:44 AM   #18
Randy G.
CF Senior Member
 
Randy G.'s Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2006
Location: Fullerton CA
Default

It's about personal preferences. Thankfully everyone has a slightly different taste. Here's my taste on display:

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

RG

.
Randy G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2010, 02:31 AM   #19
Kerrmudgeon
CF Senior Member
 
Kerrmudgeon's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2009
Location: The Great White North. Mellowing with age like fine wine!
Default

I like the cascade green too, because to me it's uniquely 56-7, and kinda symbolic of that era, like Elvis's pink Cadillac.
Kerrmudgeon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2010, 08:52 AM   #20
VetteJohn
CF Senior Member
 
VetteJohn's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2001
Location: Gloucester Point VA
Default Like this!

Quote:
Originally Posted by silver67 View Post
My order of preference is Arctic Blue, silver cove with beige interior, then Cascade green with beige cove, thirdly, Aztec copper with beige cove. Fourth would be Polo white/silver cove w/red interior. I also like the Inca silver, but not with the correct red interior and I like a contrasting cove which would be red and that isn't appealing to me at all.
Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
VetteJohn
(A Corvette Nut! That's a car nut with fine threads.)

'63 Split Window Coupe, Red/Red 300 HP. 4 speed.


'66 Red/Blk Cpe, 327/350, 4 sp., PS, PB, AC
VetteJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2010, 08:52 AM
 
Go Back   Corvette Forum > C1 & C2 Corvettes, 1953 - 1967 > C1 & C2 Corvettes
Reload this Page '57 Best Color combo
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
1956, 57, arctic, black, blue, c5, colors, corvette, cove, cover, interior, needed, pic, red, silver, whiteredblk


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Click for Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Color Combos Touch of Fast C7 General Discussion 2 07-28-2013 11:25 AM
Laguna Blue with Kalahari interior? LouB57 C7 General Discussion 22 05-22-2013 09:48 PM
Lt-4 coolent combo radar502 C4 Tech/Performance 6 07-08-2012 10:28 PM
best color combo? mrbeautie C1 & C2 Corvettes 57 07-15-2011 04:50 PM
Colors!!! Best? Most/least Popular? Jaymer C5 General 123 05-05-2008 12:33 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:51 PM.


Emails & Password Backup