The fixation with bright colors isn’t for everyone, however when it comes to owning a Porsche, it’s a rite of passage. And at some point in the purchase funnel when someone steps into the dealership and opens their wallet, they have officially made a decision that they have to live with one particular model. Next the fun part is choosing how it looks.
Most people have a color in mind others take the conservative approach and pick black or grey. The crazy ones, the risk takers, pick a bright colored Porsche, because isn’t that what owning a Porsche is all about, living in the moment and purchasing something because you’ve fallen deeply in a trance? A Porsche is a fixation and the details in between the purchase and driving it are those little details that make you fall in love.
And if you look as far back as the early 70s Porsche brochures you’ll find that a rainbow of Porsche colors with very engulfing names was common. From Kelly Green to Alber Blue, and even some Bahia Red in there. And don’t even get me started with the Porsche 914 models in Saturn Yellow or Tangerine — just imagine tearing around a corner on Highway 1 in your Tangerine Porsche, hands gripping the wheel like a banshee while you unwind that screaming engine around twisties all the way to Big Sur: cue the helicopter shot!
Or maybe it’s not a Porsche 914 in Tangerine but a 911 Coupe in Light Ivory with Leatherette trim Perforated inlays in the seats, and Bolsters. Because choosing a Porsche model is just as important as the Interior trim, or rims. Or the sunglasses you wear driving it. So next time you eyeball a bright colored Porsche parked out front of a coffee shop, remind yourself that it was an owners decision to enter into a bond with a brand that pushes the boundaries of the road, and taunts the status quo of what being seen driving is all about.