- 1950 Studebaker Champion (FozzieMobile)
- 1951 Chevrolet Sedan (Heaven Bound)
- 1961 Ford Thunderbird (White In Night Satin)
- 2001 Toyota Celica (GT - great tourer)
- 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander (Ditsi Mitsi)
- 1954 Nash Metropolitan (Metro)
- 1958 Mercury Monteclair (The Beginning)
- 1960 Oldsmobile 88 (California Kid)
- 1966 Chevrolet Nova (Easy Going)
- 1968 Rambler American (Dings)
- 1972 Chevrolet Caprice (Bowtie Boat)
- 1976 Plymouth Valiant (Tilt Power)
- 1977 Volkswagen bus (rust bucket)
- 1978 Datsun 510 (Ole Reliable)
- 1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme (Trouble)
- 1989 Ford F 150 (Not So Big Foot)
- 2003 Mazda Protege5 (Japanese Ford)
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I've Got The Blues
Oct 30, 2011 | Views: 268
- The Blues
- 10 photos
After I purchased my Mitsubishi, I realized out of four cars I currently own, three of them are blue. Had I thought about that before I bought that car, I might've held out for something in a different color. As much as I like the color blue, I like variety, too. I think I like variety more than I like blue, which might be partly why all four of my cars are different makes.
While I like the color blue, I wouldn't say it's my favorite color. But there sure are a lot of nice shades of blue out there. And whoever makes the paint for cars deserves accolades for a lot of those nice shades.
Of the three blue cars I own, I didn't buy any of them because they were blue, but it was a factor in two cases.
When I bought the Celica, I wanted something small and sporty and there weren't many choices out there. In fact, of all the car lots I visited in Sioux Falls at the time, all I found in my price range were a red Mustang, a red Celica, a white Celica, a black Celica and the blue Celica. There weren't a lot of options, and it appeared the odds were stacked in favor of getting a Celica. I got the best deal on the blue Celica, and I liked the color.
Then came the Studebaker. I actually went to buy a '61 Studebaker Hawk but it turned out to be in much worse shape than the seller first told me and the work it needed was way more than I could afford, never mind the price of the car. But I knew he also had the '50 Champion for sale and asked to see it. I've always liked the bullet-nose Studebakers, but because of the shade of blue this one wore, it appeared to be the prettiest bullet-nose I'd ever seen (OK, I know, I know, the bullet nose is chrome, don't get technical on me).
When I went to look at Mistubishis, the one I purchased seemed to stand out on the lot because it was such a nice shade of blue. I really went to look at Mitsubishis because I had never owned one before (there's that variety thing again) and always liked the Eclipse. I had first sought a Nissan Juke and looked at a red one, but the Nissan dealer didn't like our trade-in (the yellow [not blue] Mazda), while the Mitsubishi dealer seemed to really want it. And since the Outlander was similar to the Juke but had more interior room and got slightly better gas mileage, I ended up with another blue car in the garage.
Then I started thinking about the cars I've had in the past, and quite a few of them are blue. In fact, if I counted right, I've had nine blue cars, way more than any other color.
So, why am I telling you this? I don't know, it just seemed like a catchy title for a blog, "I've Got The Blues." Why did you read it?
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