We’ve all been there. On the car configurator page, staring at the list of exterior colors, and like most of us, you have a default choice. Maybe it’s brown, because that’s apparently the color we’re supposed to want. Maybe it’s invisible silver or the brightest red you can come across. Maybe you live in Florida and because of the sun and humidity, are therefore required to get a white car with tan seats. Of course, you also have to consider the car you’re building. Bright colors work well on small cars and supercars, where more subtle colors work better on larger crossovers and such. My personal go-to is a nice deep blue with a light-colored interior. My wife, however, is a fan of all things purple. While it isn’t a color that is available on a very wide selection of cars, here are five cars currently for sale on Autotrader that will make you reconsider any other color.
This Mclaren 720S was ordered in Lantana Purple, a McLaren Special Operations color and come with a host of other MSO add-ons and carbon fiber bits. While it didn’t inspire this post, it is my favorite car on the list. When you look through the pictures, the color seems to shift between a gorgeous bright purple and a lovely shade of blue. Perhaps that’s why I’m drawn to this car the most as it suits both our color tastes! Or it could be because it’s a 720S, one of the most insane and capable cars available for the money. Yeah, it’s probably that part. But, you can’t argue the beauty of this car in this amazing color! Find a McLaren 720S for sale
Porsche 911 GT3RS
The Porsche 911 GT3 RS is available in many fine color options: black, red, yellow, bright green. The configurator for the current GT3 no longer shows purple as an option, which is a shame, because, as you can see above, it’s the best color that was available! I suppose it’s possible that the take rate for the car was low in that color, but, out of the couple dozen or so GT3 RS cars I’ve seen in the last couple years, more than a few of them have been purple. Like all the cars here, even without my wife’s influence, this is the color I would choose. Or, if I were shopping for a new one, it’s the color I would have chosen had it been available. Of course, for a nominal fee, I’m sure it can be made available. That fee would surely be more than the extra charge for the paint on the next car. Find a Porsche 911 for sale
Like the Porsche above, with or without any outside influences, Plum Crazy is the correct color choice for your Dodge Challenger. I would like to submit the above photo and this link of a 2018 Dodge Challenger Demon as exhibit A. With only a few hundred miles on it, it is, unfortunately, a little pricey at $129,995, but, it appears that’s about the going rate for a no-mileage Demon. It also includes the infamous crate, a matching car cover, and the yellow protective cover for the front lip spoiler, which has, for reasons far beyond me, become highly desirable. Presumably, someone is working on creating these to sell in different colors. If not, I call dibs. I know the Challenger looks incredibly menacing in black, but, come on, would you really pass this up? Me either. Interestingly, I used the configurator to double-check the name of the color, and it turns out there is a premium paint charge for Plum Crazy! It’s $70. Okay, deal. Find a Dodge Challenger for sale
According to things on the internet, the SRT Viper GTC Coupe was available in up to 8,000 custom colors! Presumably, the incredible color of this one was one of them. I came across this car during a routine Autotrader search, and it was the inspiration behind this post. I mean, just look at this thing? Do I really need to say more? In the words of a friend of mine: "What is this car? VIPER!!!" Find a SRT Viper for sale
Now, this may not be the best performance car on this list and it’s the least expensive car here by a fairly staggering amount, but how could I possibly create a list of cars that you should only buy in purple and not include the Plymouth Prowler? This one is available in North Carolina with the requisite matching trailer, has only done 741 miles, and is $46,900. That is indeed a large number for a Prowler, but, it’s the right color, has the trailer, and hasn’t been anywhere! Find a Plymouth Prowler for sale
If you disagree with the cars on this list, it’s okay. I mean, you’re wrong, but, that’s okay. I’ve been wrong before too. To err is to human, right? Or something like that. Right or wrong, I still love you guys. What other cars should make this list?
By day, Bill Leedy spends his time selling used cars to folks throughout Vermont and the Adirondacks. By night, he attempts to fight crime and write things about cars (he does one of those things better than the other). He can also be found on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram under the name Green Mountain Car Guy.