A quick'n'dirty Photoshop job of a 159 SW in yellow
Thanks for the PS Neil! Appreciate it!
Just to keep you all updated! The car has gone in, and it's getting done in Alfa 8C yellow! I appreciate all your suggestions, but I've had to pick something that looks both original and stand out!
The car is going back to bare metal all the way round and starting again because there is bad paint all over the car from previous owners too! Door shuts or getting done and so is the engine bay! So the paint should be pretty stealthy! He's putting double the amount of coats on too, as I live down a stone farm track, and I intend to machine polish it a lot too.
As for wrapping, I considered this. I went round a few places and got prices, but I wasn't impressed with the glossy finish, by no means will it ever give the finish of polished paint, and I don't think the matte options really suited an estate car! The other factor was the lifespan of it. Most places guaranteed it up up 6 or 7 years, less if exposed in the heat for too long! That's not long consideration it's not significantly cheaper than a respray!
I realise yellow is a very controversal colour, and some of you won't be a fan! But I'll keep you posted with updates all the same