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post #16 of 27 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 19, 12:22 PM
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re: 68 Carolina Blue COPO ? with doc's

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The item number in the link matches the item number of the carolina blue 68 SS

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Your right Gene. I would still like to know what the OP meant by his title. Was Pont. Supposed to be paint? Did he post the wrong link? Where did the alpine blue come from? Confused minds want to know.

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To the OP Bob, please help clear up at least my confusion. Your title leads me to believe that the listing you were showing us was a 68 copo Pontiac that was alpine blue. Is that not correct?

The listing was changed from Pontiac Alpine blue paint to Carolina blue after I posted here.
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Re: 68 Carolina Blue COPO ? with doc's

You would think if the color was ďdocumentedĒ the seller would have known what it is. When I saw the color I knew it wasnít Alpine blue. Based upon the foregoing, I wonder if the correct color is on the car.
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Re: 68 Carolina Blue COPO ? with doc's

I just did a search of the serial number. Car was sold at GAA auction in 2017. The write up say special order paint Carolina blue.

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Re: 68 Carolina Blue COPO ? with doc's

I donít doubt that the car is Carolina Blue now. The question becomes what was the original color for this concourse (sic) car. The dealer invoice seems to indicate black.

And since Tuxedo Black was a factory color, did the dealer just give the buyer some razzmatazz about needing to special order it? Just because itís not in dealer inventory doesnít mean itís either special order or COPO.

This would also explain why the current owner seemed to guess at what the color is in the original listing.

Itís interesting that someone would go to the trouble of painting the thermostat housing black (wrong) when it was bare cast iron when the dealer had it.
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It's interesting that the POP is missing the paint and interior codes.
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Well I think that after eBay (or the seller) finally got the error corrected, it's just a matter of the seller thinking a special order paint color makes the car a COPO.
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I donít doubt that the car is Carolina Blue now. The question becomes what was the original color for this concourse (sic) car. The dealer invoice seems to indicate black.

And since Tuxedo Black was a factory color, did the dealer just give the buyer some razzmatazz about needing to special order it? Just because itís not in dealer inventory doesnít mean itís either special order or COPO.

This would also explain why the current owner seemed to guess at what the color is in the original listing.

Itís interesting that someone would go to the trouble of painting the thermostat housing black (wrong) when it was bare cast iron when the dealer had it.

Could [BLK] on the invoice mean blank?
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Re: 68 Carolina Blue COPO ? with doc's

Of course it could. However why would the selling dealer put the equivalent of ďcolor special blankĒ on something that is supposed to form a contract with the buyer?

If I wanted a special order color I would have wanted it memorialized. If not, how are you going to reject it when wrong and get your deposit back?

It doesnít make a snit to me. I just find unwinding stories an art form. I was always told I should have been a lawyer.

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Re: 68 Carolina Blue COPO ? with doc's

That so-called Carolinas Blue was a stock GM solid color named Arctic Blue on 1968 Cadillacs. For a bunch of years a guy a few blocks from me owned a 1968 DeVille convertible in that color.

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The '68 De Ville that used to be near me until the guy passed away about 8 years ago, shown below in a 2018 Kijiji ad near Windsor:
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Re: 68 Carolina Blue COPO ? with doc's

The special Carolina Blue Chevelles started in at least 65, if not 64, and continued through at least 1972. I've personally seen one of every year except 64 and 71. And almost every one you find was sold new at Alamance Motors, although there were a few other dealers that sold a few here and there.

I believe the color Alamance Motors always ordered was actually a 1964 Olds or Buick color, if I recall correctly.

I like them when they have dark blue or black interiors. But one of the most hideous things I have ever seen was a factory Carolina Blue 67 with a Bright Blue interior!!!! Horrible clash of blue hues!!! UGGGHHHH

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