I do like the first design, and I've thought about some different designs for my car over the years to break up all the orange. In retrospect i wish I would have painted it back to the stock Warwick Blue or Chrystal Turquoise but I do still like the orange.
As an aside, I have a friend with a nice little 67 Chevy II. Nice smallblock auto car built in the early 90's style of monochrome paint. Schoolbus yellow on everything dechromed and then some nice pink an blue stripes on the lower doors sweeping over the rear quarters
. I mean it screams 1993 at you. It's still a nice car but he won't drive it because it looks SO dated. And it would cost a bundle to strip all the chrome and redo it and repaint the car and find the original seats (JAZ racing seats in black and yellow).
If he had just painted it back to the original color it would always be in style.