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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Jan 27th, 12, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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Paint orignal color or not?

I have a 67 chevelle SS 138 i am wondering if I should paint it back original color deep water blue or any color? Dont have orignal motor but do have a LS 5 big block that runs great. My plan is to put big wheels on it and lower it. Kinda pro touring will this hurt the sale of the car if I ever sale it. It also has buckets 12 bolt and 4 speed orignal.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old Jan 27th, 12, 1:05 PM
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Re: Paint orignal color or not?

Since the car is NOM and will be customized, paint it any color you like. My standard answer to value at time of sale is: The car is worth EXACTLY what the guy with cash has to offer on the day you HAVE to sell. Any other day the "value" is meaningless. Just like the value of a share of stock. You pay a certain price to buy it and it's value floats. The only other day that the value REALLY matters is the day you sell. Then you know if you made or lost. Same with a car! To answer the value question a little differently, the more "custom" you make the car, the harder it is to sell because it is personalized. Not everyone will like all your changes (and I don't mean your as in Stanley I mean the global "your"). A bit like selling a house. Just my opinion, I could be wrong.
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old Jan 27th, 12, 1:14 PM
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Re: Paint orignal color or not?

Over the years, I've sold at least three cars that weren't the original colour. The buyers could care less. Unless it is a Yenko, COPO or perhaps an L78 car, I don't think it matters all that much. If I had a nice colour like Deep Water Blue, I'd probably stick with it. Can't hurt and and the car will look great and be correct at the same time.
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Re: Paint orignal color or not?

Build the car you want, not the car you think some other guy might like. Why would you spend your money on your car to make someone else happy.
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old Jan 27th, 12, 3:30 PM
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Over the years, I've sold at least three cars that weren't the original colour. The buyers could care less. Unless it is a Yenko, COPO or perhaps an L78 car, I don't think it matters all that much.
I agree as this has been my experience as well. The only thing I personally would do is try to paint it a color that was available for that make and model year, if possible.

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I agree, build the car you want.

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Re: Paint orignal color or not?

The paint job is a really big deal; it will make or break how you feel about your car, and it's expensive enough that you probable won't immediately redo it if you don't like it. I've seen guys get their cars back from the paint booth and hate the color -- they end up either selling the car or it just sits in their garage, never worked on again.

Look at other's Chevelles and see what color really does it for you. Then get the car painted so you like it. Oh, and don't have an amateur paint it, get a great paint job, not a "deal."

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Welcome to the site. Do what you like and enjoy!!!
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GOLD Stanley,GOLD!
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 12th, 12, 7:34 AM
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Re: Paint orignal color or not?

If it were mine I'd paint it Marina Blue. I wouldn't care if it were the rarest, one-of-a-kind car on the planet, I just love that color on the `66-`67 Chevelles. Bottom line, do what makes you happy. Unless you're planning on selling it soon don't worry about what it might be worth to the next guy.

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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 12, 9:31 PM Thread Starter
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Yep Gold it is!
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 23rd, 12, 2:36 PM
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GOLD Stanley,GOLD!
GOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 23rd, 12, 3:39 PM
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Re: Paint orignal color or not?

really ? I think gold is awful. I am painting an original 138 gold/fawn car as we speak to probably red, maybe turquoise.... everyone to his taste
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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 23rd, 12, 3:58 PM
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really ? I think gold is awful. I am painting an original 138 gold/fawn car as we speak to probably red, maybe turquoise.... everyone to his taste
Agreed, Gold is hideous. If you're even slightly considering selling this car down the line, Gold will absolutely bring down the value.

Deepwater Blue is an awesome color. Looks black at certain angles & really shows off in the sun.
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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 23rd, 12, 4:20 PM
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Re: Paint orignal color or not?

I dig gold. Painting mine black but thinking about painting the rockers and the tail panel (between the taillights) gold at some time in the future. We'll see.
I always say paint it the color "YOU LIKE".

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