Just bought a new car then I hired car paint protection Sydney it was a lovely finish by the time a pick my car I was satisfied with their work. Today’s auto manufacturers limit color choices to mainly boring-looking silvers and grays, along with equally uninspiring dark blues, black and white, but back in the 1950s new car buyers were given so many color choices they were able to create a car that was a one-of-one specimen.
As stated on the cover of Chevrolet’s Color Ideas catalog for the 1957 model year, there were “466 kinds of beauty for 1957.” Opening up into a full spread, the catalog was divided into three horizontal sections, with the top section showing the 16 solid colors you could choose from to have your car painted in. The catalog stated: “Exclusive richness in a wide variety of pleasing, complimentary shades.”
The middle section showed the two-tone color combinations that allowed buyers to customize their chosen Chevrolet with an exterior that was truly eye-catching; there were 15 different color combinations. “Just the right lavish touch of colorful good taste, typical of gay, young moderns,” read the ad copy.
The exterior offerings for the Corvette were limited to six colors, with Beige and Silver optional as the “Fender Depression Color.”
While not every color or color combination was available for every Chevrolet model, the bottom Model-Color Chart showed just what was offered for the Bel Air, Two-Ten and the One-Fifty models. “Charted at the right are the color combinations available for every model in each series. After checking the color availability in the model and series of your choice, refer to the actual colors indicated above. Illustrated below are the color styling patterns for each series 1957 Chevrolets.”
Keep in mind that these were just the exterior colors. When combined with the many interior upholstery colors and options, it becomes all the more clear just how these unique and distinctive ’50s-era automobiles came about.