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Old 05-13-2009, 07:29 PM   #1
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Default Holy Whit Bonneville, Batman!!!

Bought my first Bonneville a couple weeks back, a white 96 SE, and man- did GM get a good deal on white paint for a few years, or what??? They are everywhere
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Ya, I've seen a lot of them as well. How about some pictures?

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But...post them pictures in the "Your Ride" area!!
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lol GM REALLY LOVES WHITE! I work at a dealership and out sales manager was telling us about a time when he first started that he placed an order for a few cars and a month after he got them in he recieved a shipment for a matching replacement of ALL the cars he ordered, except they all came in WHITE! he hadnt sold many of the white ones the first time so 3/4 of the dealership was WHITE VEHICLES!!! hehe... made me crack up anyways


but yes yes yes

so grab a camera phone if necessary and go snap some photos
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I used to work for Avis Rent a Car and most of the fleet was white. Or GOLD. I bet we had a million gold Malibus later Classics in the fleet. One year we got a huge run of purple LeSabres.
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white cars are popular because white is a timeless color.... there will always be white cars and it keeps cars from looking dated. for example, the early 90'* had teal cars...now no cars are teal. the early 2000'* had yellow cars... not anymore. white has been around since the beginning of the automotive industry and will remain forever.
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White, Black and Silver/Gray are the colors that I believe have been around for more years that any other in the car color category.

I think probably Red and Blue were next...at least in the sport cars....then add the White, Black or Silver/Gray stripes.
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Early 90'* it was green. Later on white.

Ok..

who'* gonna tell him about the "White Curse"?
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who'* gonna tell him about the "White Curse"?
I was trying to keep mum about it. Everytime we even mention the "White Curse"... another Bonneville is totaled. As if it'* telling us it really exists.
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LOL!! I gues the white curse is a national phenomenom.
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