I'd have to go with Black/Gold of John Player Special: https://www.hagerty.com/media/automotive-history/everything-john-player-touches-turns-to-black-gold/
one of my favs too but pontiacs stylists saw it and used it on the trans-am. ( it really is where they got it from) and i mean c'mon ' i'll git you bandeet!' no wrong. watch 'smokey and the bandit' then watch 'the hustler' same same. (ps) but i don't mind it on the cosworth vega much more subdued.
also posed the question without really thinking about it. top of my head 'the pig' le-mans porsche (917?) any of the classic gulf blue-orange livery, penskes marlboro indy cars (simple yet), speaking of cigarettes jordan was sponsored by benson hedges and when the ban on advertising first took place in some countries they did a 'b' uzzing 'h' ornets' thing that was really cool, which takes me to j. stewarts f-1 effort. the 'stripe' was a scarf that's the traditional stewarts scottish clan colors. subtle but smart. sure there are lots more.
I'd have to go with the JPS or Gulf liveries for recurring use, with honorable mention to the Jordan F1 "7Up Bottle"' The 917 pink pig remains a classic for limited use.
i'm saying no. gotta go more original . however if the cleveland then cast iron 2bbl heads and a bud moore torque box intake. lots of out of the corner grunt. or ,better yet , just ask jon k.
If I were to go 408 Cleveland stroker I would go cast iron heads, but I would go either 4v, or Australian 2v heads with the closed chambers. The Bud Moore intake would be nice. I am not all that worried bout low end torque on a 2400 lb car with a stick. No aluminum. Although I have aluminum intakes on just about everything, I just don't trust aluminum heads on a cast iron block due to the different expansion rates and the fact that no matter how high aluminum is rated, is is one step closer to failure with every duty cycle, stress cycle, etc. Since this is all fantasy anyhow, I would opt for a good set of Aussie 2v heads. They will easily support 500 h.p.
I wouldn't have know about the Gulf colors at such a young age if I didn't get a gt40 slot car for Christmas when I was 6. That color scheme just stayed. The JPS colors were on an Indy car 1/64. I can't remember if it was Hot wheels or another brand. I think it was another brand because I remember it having very detailed wheels vs. the generic hotwheels mags. I always like the JPS colors too.
Owning a black and gold car the JP Lotus is one of my favorites.
The Black and Silver of Dale Earnhardt was just a classic combination of mean looking car and even meaner driver. It was the equal of the skull and cross bones only on a car.
Finally the Penske cars of Mark Donahue and Sunoco. Not only did the Yellow and Blue look good but the detailed hand painted pin stripes just were classic be. It in a Camaro, Mclaren or 917-30
earnhardts car really? i think you're confusing the paint scheme with the driver. the car was ok at best and those last gen. monte carlos are some of the butt ugliest cars ever manufactured. what you're describing sounds more like 'the death mobile' from animal house. i'm the first to admit my opinion is biased but if your talking stock cars i'll go with the wood brothers classic every day and twice on sunday. rogers camaros? blue and yellow are complementary colors ,yea that works. only with or w/o the vinyl roofs they had 'because we just like the way it looks' i think they said. sam posey told a much the same story about acid dipping when he was running the sublime green challengers in t/a. it's a good one.