|Re: The best reason to choose Silver over Black (archive)|
Posted by Fred Kern on September 27, 1998 at 22:45:12:
In Reply to: The best reason to choose Silver over Black posted by Greg in Sydney on September 27, 1998 at 19:13:20:
If anyone elso has a sense of history, then silver is the one of the "right" colors for a BMW. Before F1 cars became rolling billboards, the FIA assigned colors by a car's country of origin. German cars were originaly white but switched to silver when MB and Auto Union found they could save weight by not painting aluminum bodies.
Allowing for its US assembly, white/blue are also correct and hark back to the glory days of the GT-40's at LeMans (OK, so they were made in the UK).