Thoughts On Color For My Restoration

Discussion in 'Body Restoration' started by SSomerville, Nov 29, 2016.

What color for my 70 RS Z28

Poll closed Dec 13, 2016.
  1. Classic Copper (Original)

    36.8%
  2. Mulsane Blue

    36.8%
  3. Hugger Orange

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Black

    10.5%
  5. White

    15.8%
  1. SSomerville

    SSomerville Veteran Member

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    Hey Guys,

    My 70 RS Z28 is about to go into body.

    Now final color is probably a year away, but I am thinking about it right now.

    The original color was Classic Copper with Black Stripes. Someone has painted over it with matt black.

    I am thinking about making this a corvette tribute since I am putting in a rebuilt 70 LT1 engine inside.

    So I am thinking about Mulsanne blue with darker midnight blue wide stripe and white pin stripe.

    Not a numbers matching, but trying to make it as close as possible.

    What does everyone think? I am not a fan of the Classic Copper ( ugly 70 brown).

    But am I crazy? Would depreciate the value?

    Looking forward to hearing the pros and cons.
     
  2. CasperCasper

    CasperCasper Veteran Member

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    I personally do not care for originality, I say go for what you like most! The blue would be great.
     
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    Not a numbers matching, but trying to make it as close as possible

    Original factory 70 R/S Z28's need to painted the ORIGINAL Color
    to realize the highest value at sale time. z1.jpg z4.jpg 20131123_101622.jpg tn_IMG_1164.JPG tn_IMG_1165.JPG z1.jpg z4.jpg [
     
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    FlaJunkie Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Love ya, man, but that's just warped!

    The 1970 Camaro had an LT1 in it...and was sheepishly referred to as "The poor mans corvette." Didn't really like that attribute. That motor is the same in both Corvette and Camaro that year. Oh you'll hear claims of differences, but I don't think so.

    In any event, it's your car. Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one and they all stink!

    I think cranberry red with black stripes and the LT1 would be super! :)
     
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    BigBlock73 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Its your car .Make it what ever color you want.
     

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    Zstar Veteran Member

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    The input that is most important is what YOU want. You have not chimed in yet. A good paint job will add value regardless of color. YOU are paying for it, YOU get to decide.
     
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    Original color is always a plus!
     
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    My 70 was originally autum gold. I am not fond of that color so I am going with mulsanne blue for what it is worth. Ultimately it's your choice. I thought maybe I may add SS stripes in a white or silver pearl.
     
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    If you're restoring it to resale it, then go original color. If not, paint what color you like best. When you go to a car show, what color stands out the best to you? This is probably the color you would be happy with.
     
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