just back in from a 460 mile round trip to see Al and the car - the car is probably in a better shape than Al at the moment, so fingers crossed for the hernia operation.
Al had spray cards for grigio ferro, fumo and orthello, and we went through these and compared them with the original mahmoud under lighting and outside in the brecon beacon winter sun
orthello is a mid silver / light grey and therefore was easily discounted as being to light (i think the car needs a strong dark colour to balance all the chrome and the massive amount of glass up top)
ferro, fumo, and mahmoud were then all the same level of darkness, and this brought mahmoud back into play...
fumo is absolutely delicious and if I had a tan interior this would be the clear choice as it has a bronze dusting / tint to the metalic grey. Against this, I have black leather and am not sure the colours complement each other as well as mahmoud and ferro
ferro is quite similar to the silverstone colour available on the current f-car range and would work well on the 365gtc but..
mahmoud is the original colour and would look equally good. I also know that just over 40 years ago someone with impeccable taste in cars deliberated long and hard and chose mahmoud for their brand new 365gtc, and so I have as well
the car is going back to its original colour and that makes me rather excited!!!. ( As with so many important decisions, I think I went with my gut instinct and then backfilled the above logical analysis to support the gut instinct)