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: What color is this car?


jwandhistools
23rd May 2009, 05:11 PM
I am tired of arguing this with people, so let's let the audience decide...

This is a 1986 SPG.

I have been told the color is Beryl Green.
I have also been told that B-green was not used until 1991.

The car does not appear to have been repainted at all.
The vin and the emissions label verify that this is an 86 model year vehicle even though the production date is 11/86.

What color is this car?


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SPGSNAAB
27th May 2009, 01:11 PM
Are those spg panels the same color as the paint? If so, it's been repainted and could be any random shade of green.
I think 86 SPG only came in grey anyway.

It's really hard to tell anything in those pictures, it barely even looks green to me.:confused:

jwandhistools
27th May 2009, 01:42 PM
The panels are the same color as the car.
The car looks gray at night and looks green in sunlight.
Someone told me it is Beryl green.
At this point I am ready to scrap the thing if it has been repainted.

thestig99
27th May 2009, 02:02 PM
The panels are the same color as the car.
The car looks gray at night and looks green in sunlight.
Someone told me it is Beryl green.
At this point I am ready to scrap the thing if it has been repainted.

Wat? Location?! :lol:

Not quite sure what to say about the color. Got any bigger pictures?

jwandhistools
27th May 2009, 02:13 PM
Does this help?

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Clovii
27th May 2009, 02:36 PM
Malachite Green Metallic Clearcoat That is according to the 1986 Saab color chart.

mattsaab
27th May 2009, 03:29 PM
Wat? Location?! :lol:

Not quite sure what to say about the color. Got any bigger pictures?

yeah - why would you scrap it? Does it not even run? Seems like a waste of a kit and some spg wheels.

Clovii
27th May 2009, 03:36 PM
Also, the color code is given on the sticker on the inside driver's door. Your color code should be 159G. Which is Malachite Green Metallic Clearcoat. Let us know if that helps/is the right color.

thestig99
27th May 2009, 03:45 PM
Also, the color code is given on the sticker on the inside driver's door. Your color code should be 159G. Which is Malachite Green Metallic Clearcoat. Let us know if that helps/is the right color.

Except that, for an SPG, Malachite is not an original color (IIRC). So, if that is actually the color, then it's either been repainted or it's not a real SPG. I think that's where the issue lies with the OP.

That being said, I love the color. Trade for '95 900S N/A? :lol:

mattsaab
27th May 2009, 03:52 PM
Except that, for an SPG, Malachite is not an original color (IIRC). So, if that is actually the color, then it's either been repainted or it's not a real SPG. I think that's where the issue lies with the OP.

That being said, I love the color. Trade for '95 900S N/A? :lol:

I'm pretty sure it's not an original spg color too... but if the car's got a turbo, the kit, and the wheels... what's the difference really - besides some minor tuning ;) . Personally I love saabs in non-spg colors with the spg kit on them.... :D

Clovii
27th May 2009, 04:25 PM
That is probably the case. I know the main dealer here in Kansas City-George's Imports, actually offered the SPG kit as an add on. They have a great example of this still in their show room. It's an 89 with an SPG kit and wheels, but not in a normal SPG color. I asked about this and they said they were able to sell the kit as an add on when requested by the purchaser.

jwandhistools
27th May 2009, 04:57 PM
I bought the complete car from a kid in Nevada.
That was one year ago.
The engine and trans are out, as well as the dash.
The headliner looked like a tiger's scratch toy.
Suspension is toast.
The car has 260k on it, so a ground-up restoration is mandatory.
I only kept it because the body is straight and rust free.
I kind of like the color just because it is NOT typical.
I probably will hang on to it just because it looks cool in the driveway and blocks access to my 88 Airflow Cvt parked behind it.:cool:
The Airflow is the one I want on the road first.:cheesy:

tucksayre
27th May 2009, 05:26 PM
Any chance you can get bigger pictures? It definitely looks like a good color.

SPGSNAAB
27th May 2009, 05:32 PM
Yeah, the color on there looks pretty good and I kinda like the matching panels.

I wouldn't worry so much about the paint being original if the body is straight and has minimal rust.

jwandhistools
27th May 2009, 11:36 PM
I looked in the door jamb and could not find a paint code decal.
I DID discover that the production date is 11/85, not 11/86 as I had mistakenly reported.

Every bit of info I have received on this car leads me to believe it is M-green.
It is so close to B-green, just a little darker maybe.

The body is completely rust free and I can only see 1 small dent that only shows up in low light/evening.
Insignificant as far as I am concerned.

nashvegas
28th May 2009, 06:15 PM
beryl doesn't look like that -- its more "oceany" looking -- google beryl green 1991 SPG you'll see the diff. Also, I thought that malachite green I thought was lighter than that. I'd say its been repainted.

thestig99
28th May 2009, 08:50 PM
Malachite:
http://www.twinsaabs.com/jeff/images/jeff_side4.jpg

Beryl:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2123/2269386721_7c301e82e8.jpg?v=0

Malachite is a little less saturated, if you will (my photog side is speaking right now :lol: ).

900t
28th May 2009, 09:10 PM
What it looks like on my monitor is Slate Blue Metallic!

philb
29th May 2009, 02:50 PM
Theres no way that its scarabe green that has faded somewhat? ( never heard of scarabe green fading, but you get a lot of strong sunshine over there :) )

jwandhistools
29th May 2009, 05:08 PM
Just took these.


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tucksayre
29th May 2009, 10:35 PM
My vote is Malachite, definitely a looker.

Saab named Jag
29th May 2009, 11:33 PM
Hmmm.. I drive a Malachite and yours is definately darker than mine. So unless mine is really faded and yours is fresh I'm not sure that its Malachite. It looks good whatever it is though;)

900t
29th May 2009, 11:40 PM
It is SLATE BLUE :lol:

http://www.gweep.net/~rocko/84T/

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2143/2176877198_9bc3fdfd90_o.jpg