Silver’s on Top

Mercedes McLaren SLR

Mercedes McLaren SLR

Here is some really hot news that you can celebrate over the weekend. Our gurus have learned that silver remains the world’s top choice in car colors—for the ninth year! If that doesn’t make you want to buy a German car right now, you have no racing blood in your veins.

In a variety of hues, silver paint lies on top of one of every four vehicles sold in the U.S. and covers 35 percent of new European cars and 34 percent of Asia-Pacific cars. We have this on good authoritiy from Jane Harrington, manager of color styling and automotive coatings for PPG Industries, as reported in the Detroit News and on MSNBC.

However, Jane didn’t really tell us why silver has remained so popular—other than saying it “looks great on any car, shows off all of the lines and helps people blend into the crowd.” What? Helps people blend into the crowd? Our take is that silver is popular because people want their cars to look like money. Anyhow, here are some great-looking silver cars, courtesy of flickr.

Ferrari F430 Spider

Ferrari F430 Spider

1962 Silver Corvette

1962 Silver Corvette

BMW Alpina Z8

BMW Alpina Z8

Buick Skylark

Buick Skylark

Which do you like best? Why do these cars look good in silver?

—jgoods

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