Which color yellow for Eleanor?

I would paint her:

  • Med Bright Yellow

    Votes: 1 10.0%
  • Med Yellow Gold

    Votes: 9 90.0%

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Apr 9, 2002
Western NY
Ok, we are building our 73 into an Eleanor clone (for the original '74 version, not the one with Nicholas Cage). Here's the dilema-we *think* she was actually a 71 BOSS 351, not a 73 Mach (even the website says she was a 71, we have done some looking into the history of the car and believe it was really a BOSS). Now, this leaves us with having to decide which shade of yellow. Most models show her as a brighter yellow, but looking at the pics, we dont think she was.

Here is a pic of the real Eleanor:


Now, here is a 71 BOSS, in med. yellow gold:


Here is a 73 in Med bright yellow (the correct color for a 73 Mach in yellow):


What would you do? We're going for correctness here, but we're not sold on the "orangy" color of the 71 BOSS.:shrug:


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I like the 71 color better, but only because it's the better OF THE TWO. I think both aren't that great. I did find a chrome yellow that would have worked well if it could have been matched, but it's been a while, and I don'y know if Testors still makes it.

That would explain why I want to refer to it as school bus yellow...ugh. I really dont know if I can get into that color, I really like the more yellowy yellows-like Zinc/bright yellow/med bright yellow...good thing we wont have to decide for a little while, we need to get her into one piece before orrying baout paint color!!