Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
8/29/23 12:37 p.m.
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Why settle for a Porsche 944 finished in Guards Red or Alpine White when you could have one painted something a little less common?

According to the seller, this 1991 Porsche 944 is finished in its “rare original colour” of Rubystone Red. And, in case that’s not bold enough for you, the car even features a dark blue interior.

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Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
8/29/23 12:37 p.m.

The Rubystone Red/dark blue color combo is striking, but do we like it?

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
8/29/23 12:39 p.m.

Oh, we like that a lot. 

NickD
NickD MegaDork
8/29/23 1:28 p.m.

Blech. Nope. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/29/23 1:41 p.m.

Bonus points for the car phone, though. 

dps214
dps214 SuperDork
8/29/23 1:44 p.m.

Not sure how I feel about the blue interior, but rubystone is always a good choice.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/29/23 1:45 p.m.

Would a matching navy top better tie everything together? 

J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
8/29/23 1:50 p.m.

Those colors are so 1990s, at least to me.

Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter)
Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
8/29/23 1:54 p.m.

I'll take a 944 any way I can get it. The drop top is a whole lot less common.

chandler
chandler MegaDork
8/29/23 3:15 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

Would a matching navy top better tie everything together? 

Mine was triple blue, can't remember the exterior color but navy roof and interior. I want another vert but the prices finally went up; they'd really stayed the same since I sold mine in 2001(?).

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/29/23 4:39 p.m.

Rubystone on a 964, by the way, is all the wow. 

chandler
chandler MegaDork
8/29/23 6:17 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

Rubystone on a 964, by the way, is all the wow. 

Mmmm

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
8/29/23 6:20 p.m.

"Hey, what do you think of my Rubystone Red Porsche?"

   "Dude, your car is purple"

"IT'S RUBYSTONE RED!!"

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/29/23 7:04 p.m.

If my 911 looked like that, you could call it purple all day long. 

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
8/29/23 7:36 p.m.

I like the magenta and I like the blue.  Together, I'm not sure.  

There is the adage, " if you're gonna have a wild car, have it in a wild color!"

I really like the blue interior.  I imagine it paired with a white exterior would be spectacular.  White with blue interior was a common color combo in late 80's imports.  

In the photo the seats look black.  I had to zoom in on the dashboard where I could see both blue and black plastic to really notice the difference.  

 

 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/29/23 7:43 p.m.

In reply to John Welsh :

My brother drove our parents’ old 200SX through college: white over blue. 

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
8/29/23 8:14 p.m.

My B-I-L's 1985 Celica Super P, bought new was white with blue.  Spectacular.  

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
8/29/23 8:15 p.m.

944 Cabriolet example:

While looking for pictures I came across the reverse???  

Duke
Duke MegaDork
8/29/23 9:03 p.m.
Colin Wood said:

The Rubystone Red/dark blue color combo is striking, but do we like it?

I'd reserve judgement until I saw it in person, but initial reports are not promising.

It's the combination, though, not the colors themselves.  The exterior Ruby color is awesome and the blue interior might be nice in something else.

 

 

Duke
Duke MegaDork
8/29/23 9:05 p.m.

In reply to John Welsh :

There was a 928 in acid green metallic over a violet or magenta interior like that.

 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/29/23 11:20 p.m.
John Welsh said:

944 Cabriolet example:

While looking for pictures I came across the reverse???  

The white over blue Cab looks good–timeless yet still a period piece. 

dyintorace
dyintorace GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
8/30/23 8:12 a.m.

It's not Rubystone but I saw a beautiful purple-ish 964  Carrera RS at the 75th anniversary C&C at PEC-LA while out there for work. It was a JDM model and had killer multi-color leather factory race seats. There was also a white over blue 930 slantnose cab. :)

300zxfreak
300zxfreak Reader
8/30/23 10:45 a.m.

In reply to John Welsh :

White w/blue interior, awesome. Whatever the hell that second photo is of, perfectly wretched, nausea inducing.........

 

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