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post #16 of 37 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 20, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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The car was originally Lemans Blue but my wife's got a thing for dark green (her DD is a 2009 Bullitt). She was going back and forth on the Fathom Green to at least keep it period correct but she's now fallen in love with the Lime Rock Green they did on the 2014 Stingrays. I think the color looks really nice on a modern car, but I'm a little on the fence about it on a classic.
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Just a suggestion but if your build is going towards original or stock then you would be wise to consider the original color. However if it is other than original then pick what ever strikes your fancy.. If you would ever imagine reselling getting away from a color that was offered puts it into a custom class and may be a little harder sell.
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Just a suggestion but if your build is going towards original or stock then you would be wise to consider the original color. However if it is other than original then pick what ever strikes your fancy.. If you would ever imagine reselling getting away from a color that was offered puts it into a custom class and may be a little harder sell.
Brad; in your opinion - what if he chose to build towards stock and if he chose a '69 factory color other than what the car was born with?

Do you think that would effect the selling price, too?


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Welcome to the site!. Keep the pictures coming..
Both colors are great colors and will look awesome on it either way you go, but I somewhat do agree with Brad if you ever needed to sell and make a quick sale I think the original color faster at a higher dollar jmo

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Yeah the color choice has been a BIG topic of discussion. Overall I would call the project a slight resto-mod with some bolt-ons that the next owner could roll back without too much of a headache (serpentine belt kit, rear disc conversion, Vintage Air A/C, stereo). The paint color is probably not on that "easy" list. My wife tends to hold onto cars for a while but I would definitely be curious to hear how you guys think a factory, non-original color would affect the sale.
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My own .02 is that I'd consider for purchase any car that was a color that was available from the factory for that car in that model year, regardless of whether it as original to that car. I would also have no issue with any of the reversible mods that you are doing. Once you paint a car a non stock for that year car, you are entering street rod territory, and finding a buyer at your price becomes all the more difficult. I also fall into the "its your car, do what you like category" , but you can't expect to reap top dollar at sale time (and there is always sale time, regardless of what we tell ourselves!) if you deviate. The more personalized a car is, the smaller your pool of potential buyers becomes.

edit, just looked at Lime Rock Green, it IS gorgeous!
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My own .02 is that I'd consider for purchase any car that was a color that was available from the factory for that car in that model year, regardless of whether it as original to that car. I would also have no issue with any of the reversible mods that you are doing. Once you paint a car a non stock for that year car, you are entering street rod territory, and finding a buyer at your price becomes all the more difficult. I also fall into the "its your car, do what you like category" , but you can't expect to reap top dollar at sale time (and there is always sale time, regardless of what we tell ourselves!) if you deviate. The more personalized a car is, the smaller your pool of potential buyers becomes.

edit, just looked at Lime Rock Green, it IS gorgeous!
Yep, this is what I was trying to say. Or at least what I was thinking.
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I appreciate the input guys. I will run that by the wife and let her weigh everything.

In the meantime, the front and rear brakes are back on. The solid lines on the rear axle were removed for some touch-up painting.

The posi should be in and engine/trans should be re-mounted some time this week.
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Also, for anybody that was interested in the paint color, my wife saw a Silverado this weekend that was painted in the same Lime Rock Green as the 2014 Vette (though I believe they called it Rainforest Green on the 2015 Silverado) and still loved it, so I think she's going to stick with that choice. For the record, I did tell everything you guys said.
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It's the OP's car and a Free Country.....but LeMans Blue on a '69 Chevelle SS is highly desirable, IMHO.

When it comes time to sell the car, not having the paint match the factory WILL be a negative factor, IMHO. I would like to add that "Lemons" Blue may be the most desirable color for that year.....and it matches the VIN. Do you really want to mess with that? I would not......but that's just me.

This is coming from a guy with a Frost Green '69....whose first '69 was LeMans Blue.
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Looks great. Thanks for sharing!
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Brad; in your opinion - what if he chose to build towards stock and if he chose a '69 factory color other than what the car was born with?

Do you think that would effect the selling price, too?
Yes it does. A paint job is semi permanent (and expensive) that you do have to be certain what color you really want (and one that "fits" the car).

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The guy bought the car and then had it painted THE MOST HIDEOUS shade of purple you can imagine (not only did the color not look right, it was forking ugly). The guy just hated the color and sold it off the following summer (he couldn't afford another paint job). Due to the color the guy had a hard time selling the car and couldn't get anywhere near the car's value.

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The car was originally Lemans Blue but my wife's got a thing for dark green (her DD is a 2009 Bullitt). She was going back and forth on the Fathom Green to at least keep it period correct but she's now fallen in love with the Lime Rock Green they did on the 2014 Stingrays. I think the color looks really nice on a modern car, but I'm a little on the fence about it on a classic.
Just my 2 cents but Green Chevelles do not sell as easily other colors. If you are worried about value or resale I would avoid Green.
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Thanks for all of the feedback on this guys. I will be sure to re-emphasis everything but, ultimately, it ain't up to me...
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