Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Injun Territory, 'Merica!
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Welcome to the forum, understand not everyones a fan of the reds. Personally, am not a big fan of most of the factory red colors (other than the '63 & '64 Marimba reds). One of my roundport keeper cars is red. I'd actually considered respraying it in rosewood, a fairly rare factory color for the year that would compliment the car's black interior. Finally after mentioning it to quite a few of my longtime restorer/collector buddies, came to my senses as the car is just too valuable & a color change would have hurt it more than the cost to strip & repaint.
On a '66 GTO, as long as it isn't a factory tripower car, or a very original convertible, youre most likely not doing any damage to the value if you go to another factory color. That said, have been in the hobby a long long time & watched quite a few cars sold off. Some as a result of big unexpected changes: divorces, illnesses, bankruptcies, poor investing for the future, some from owner's passing early. Having helped quite a few familys sell off their loved ones prized musclecars. Typically what it comes diwn to is unless ones trying to throw together a beater with a MAACO respray, its typically better keeping the more desirable factory color cars close to original in paint color.... this can help quite a bit when cars have to be sold... we never know when priotities change, or our time is up.