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1955 buick paint schemes.

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Just want to ask - is such two-color paint sheme correct for 1955 Buick?
Where can I got more information about 1955 buick color schemes? Apart from 1955 Buick models homepage, what I already know.

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There is a fun color combination section of the HometownBuick.com website.  You can change the three color areas of the car with a click of the mouse.  Very FUN and informative!  Might not be the particular model you have pictured above, but something representative.

 

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My 66R originally had a Cherokee red top and a turquoise body. Then the original owner painted the body a metallic green and left the top red. I just could not do it!

 

 

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Well, the simple question - is the color scheme where for example roof is white, then middle part of the body green, and all below waist white correct?

Because some sources said that the only two color scheme is that roof is one color, and all other is another. Thats it.

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There are THREE color sections, as the Hometown Buick color selector indicates.  The "big thing" in the expansive middle 1950s car world wasn't just the "normal" two-tone paint schemes, but THREE tone paint schemes, even if one color was repeated on two of the sections.  There was enough chrome trim on the cars to allow for that added upgrade, generally.  It tended to work best on the larger-body carlines (i.e., Buicks and Oldsmobiles) rather on Chevrolets and Pontiacs (which did fine with two tone paint).  Cadillacs did well with the two tone paint, too, due to their body shapes that provided visual pizzazzzz.

 

IF you look at the basic shape of many mid-1950s cars and trucks, the basic shapes were somewhat organic and plain.  There were usually some signature GM styling cues that broke up the plain-ness, plus chrome trim and paint colors.  Cadillac charged enough money for their cars to allow for many more complex body contours that didn't need paint to help make look impressive, although there were a few Buick models which were incognito-ly more expensive than a few Cadillacs.  When body contours returned to cars circa 1957, no real need for three tone cars any more.  The combination of body contours and tri-tone paint tended to look "busy" rather than "upscale" and took away from the spacey designs of that era.

 

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No idea if the paint in the OP is correct or not, but that's a nice looking car regardless.

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