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mellowyellow
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From: So. Fl.
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posted 04-08-2002 09:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you bought a super nice car that was what you'd been looking for, and it suited your "all original" taste, would you change the color if it was a color you couldn't stand. Ex. I lucked into a 68 Shelby 350 some years back. It was originally Lime Metallic. I was going to change to white w/blue stripes. My yellow 68 cv was Seafoam Green--The sound of mucous! ugh! My current ride IS original color-new paint. What would YOU do??

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V8 Thumper
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From: Orange, Ca. United States of America
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 04-08-2002 10:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mellowyellow:
My yellow 68 cv was Seafoam Green--The sound of mucous! ugh!


LOL! That's a awful color... who could blame you?

Unless it's a trailer queen, paint it the color YOU like. Even if you're going for show points in the future, you can allways put it back to the way it was


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70SportsRoof
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posted 04-08-2002 03:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was reading an article by Bob Perkins a while back, he talked about just this subject. It's worth more to an absolute purist if it is still it's factory color. But, he then said that any color as long as it was a factory color would have very little impact on value. I was lucky and my car was origianlly Medium Blue Metallic, but had it been Lime Gold I would have changed it to a factory offered color. I have my eye on a really nice rust free '67 coupe, Lime Gold that's about a 1/2 mile from me. If it get it then I'll change it's color, maybe Highland Green.

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1970 Deluxe SportsRoof (63B),(2)46 Ford trucks, 47 Ford truck, 57 Ford Fairlane 500 4dr, '72 Olds Vista Cruiser(for sale), '88 Bronco II(for sale)...running out of room, selling some of my projects

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mellowyellow
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posted 04-08-2002 04:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well....your COULD compromise!!! Lime Metallic with a Seafoam Green top!!! Be a good advertising prop for Vicks cold buster! Ugh! That color is raising it's ugly head..again!! It's on Mitsubish Eclipse and VW bug and would you believe!!!!! Pontiac Aztec. Rosie O'D has an Aztec! Color perfect for her!! LMAO!

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Fastymz
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posted 04-08-2002 05:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I say paint what every color you like.
While your at it ADD a scoop and flare those fenders too.

SCOOP

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-08-2002 08:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If I didn't like the color, I'd paint it the color I like and not even think twice about it. When I first got my Mach 1, I was bummed because I thought the original color was Grabber Blue. I was going to change the color to a metallic blue, and I was really happy when I found that's what the original color was.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

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70 Pony
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From: Glenmoore, PA, USA
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posted 04-08-2002 08:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70 Pony   Click Here to Email 70 Pony     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think if you have a valuable, all original car, you're stuck with the original color. Strictly for financial reasons...
That's why, when I looked for my Pony, I didn't want anything that I shouldn't change.
My tricked up '70 was originally a lime green, plain jane 302 fastback, grocery getter. With P/S P/B and A/C...and a body with no bondo and straight as an arrow, with only a tiny bit of rust on the bottom of the trunk well at the rear 1/4's.
The perfect, "Non" collectible to restore and modify..... Just my 2 cents

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