Doug, agreed but also I think a lot of dealers influence buys on colour. I cannot count how many times a dealer has said to me you should not go for X colour or Y colour on a vehicle because it will limit your resale value. Also, how many times have we read on a dealer add "this car is in the most desirable colour combination of Rosso Coursa/ Creama ( or the equiv in the US).......last time I checked I don't need a second hand car dealer to tell me what to think or desire!
It is true that one off colour cars are pitched in resale as unique and more desirable. Realistically its not a real value add but some people will be convinced, especially if they think that Fcar prices only go up!
I also think certain models work better in different colours too.....but it's always personal.
A very short list for me is...
308 GTB Rosso with tan/creama
430Scuderia Scuderia Red or Giallo
Maranello's TdF Blu/Tan of course
360/430 spiders Nero/
It's intersting looking at all the colours LaFa is being spec'ed in....definately not many Reds, and if they are they're none Rosso.
Current Fcars: 360 Modena
Gone but not forgotten: 360 Spider, 575M, F430.
Other stuff: '71 Holden GTS Monaro, '80 BMW Alpina B9, '74 Porsche Targa, Caterham, MB CL500, Land Rover Discovery.