Interesting. But this rekindles my thoughts about: Is It Tahitian red or TITIAN RED? Titian was a classical artist who used a red/gold pigment in many of his paintings, notably for women's hair color. It was embraced by many custom car painters and soon bastardized in its spelling by car buffs and in magazine articles alike as Tahitian red. For examples google "Titian red Volkswagen, Audi, Buick".