We’ve spent a lot of time talking about the price of gas for your car. The state revenue department announced a 5-cent increase on the sales tax for gasoline creating another state record for the third month in a row. Beginning July 1, Indiana’s gas taxes will total a record 80.4 cents. As of Tuesday, the national average price of a gallon of gas is $4.97, according to AAA; in Indiana, it’s $5.12. Now, let’s talk about the actual car.

The Chevrolet Malibu, from left, Cadillac CT6, and the Buick Verano vehicles,

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Looking back to the early history of the automobile, cars were commonly referred to as horseless carriages. In an effort to resemble the familiar horse-drawn carriages, the earliest cars were painted black. Ford’s Model T was only available in one color, black.

After the Great Depression and the years leading up to World War II, the most prevalent colors of cars were muted, somber tones…i.e., black. Following the war, car colors became more bright and vibrant to echo the tone of the times. Throughout the past 7 decades, colors have come and gone in popularity reflective of current events. For example, in 1976, the most popular car colors were red, white & blue.

What is the most popular current car color nationally?

The top 4 car colors break down like this: Grayscale colors represent a total of 77.1% of all vehicles on the road in the United States.

1 White 23.9%
2 Black 23.2%
3 Gray 15.5%
4 Silver 14.5%

A study by vehicle-sales search site iSeeCars found the most “valuable” hues aren’t always the most popular. The most popular car colors in 2021 were white, gray, silver, and black.

What Is The Most Valuable Car Color?

Believe it or not, it’s yellow. Yellow-colored cars re-sale value comes partly due to scarcity but also because it’s most commonly a color for sports cars and other low-volume vehicles that hold their value relatively well.

If you’re planning on buying a convertible make sure it’s a red one because that’s the shade that holds its value best over time, according to iSeeCars.  A hardcover coupe, however, should be grey.

What Color Car Is The Worst For Resale?

Orange, lime green, and purple cars are in the top 5 of worst colors for resale, but to truly blow it on your color choice, get a gold car. Vehicles this color have the lowest resale value on average, according to the data. Gold cars depreciate 21% more than average.

What Color Car Gets The Most Tickets?

The urban legend that red cars get pulled over more has persisted for years. American Auto Insurance says there is a color that gets pulled over more than others, but it’s not red. The vehicle color that gets pulled over more than any other color is white.

A Chevrolet Malibu is displayed at a Chevrolet dealership

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What Is The Most Popular Car Model & Color In Indiana?

The Ford Motor Companies F-series pickups are the most popular vehicles in 18 states, however, Indiana is alone in making the Chevrolet Malibu No. 1. Indiana does stay on trend with the nation as the color black ranks number one in the Hoosier state. If you want to go beyond the grayscales, you’ll find that red is our most popular non-traditional color with 27.6% of the cars on Indiana roads in this category. Indiana also places 8th in the country for most popular non-traditional colored cars on the road in the country.

There are 2,123, 748 cars registered in the Hoosier state.