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So I checked to see if I have a matching numbers car today...

And I do.

I bought my 1968 GTO Standard on Friday and was too scared to check until today.

Only thing I wasn't thrilled to discover was that the original exterior paint was burgundy... :puke:
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puking because it's been changed or that it was burgundy originally? What is the color now?

Grats on the new goat too!
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Puking because it was originally burgundy... I was hoping it would be blue because that's the color I wanted to make it. It's burnt orange now.

Original was burgundy with black interior and a black vinyl top.

Thanks for the grats! I'm thrilled with it.
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Puking because it was originally burgundy... I was hoping it would be blue because that's the color I wanted to make it. It's burnt orange now.

Original was burgundy with black interior and a black vinyl top.

Thanks for the grats! I'm thrilled with it.
Wellllll..... first question: who are you building the car for? Yourself? or someone else?
If you're building it for yourself, then who cares what the data plate says - paint it whatever doggone color you like

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If you're scared, you need to get with Topkat on this forum. That man isn't scared of ANYTHING!!! Burgundy is the BEST color for a '68 besides Verdoro Green, IMO.
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Burgundy, black vinyl, black interior, very cool........ Although, I'm with Bear, if you don't like it change it....



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It isn't original now might as well be blue as orange.

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Is the rest of the car original beyond the numbers? Are you selling it? If you are selling then returning to the original color is a good investment, and burgundy isn't that bad, but resale red or black might equal the value. It is a sharp car, any color will look great, it doesn't need bling to make it stand out. My car was orange with a tan vinyl top, it was red and still is, but it's a Lemans.

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I don't plan on selling it. It's the car I've always wanted. Everything is original except the front seats, carpet, door panels, headliner, headers, intake manifold, carb., and air cleaner.

I think I'm going to do white vinyl seats with blue carpet and white paint with blue stripes.
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Just curious, why do you keep calling it a "GTO Standard"? Is it because it's a manual shift or do you think there is a "standard" and a deluxe model?
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