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Flambeau Burgundy Paint. Is it a rare color?

Just purchased a 1968 GTO which is painted red. However, the original color was Flambeau Burgundy. Just wondering if this might be a rare color and worth switching back to it. The current paint is about 10 years old and is OK but not perfect. Thanks
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Not even a thought or opinion???
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Just purchased a 1968 GTO which is painted red. However, the original color was Flambeau Burgundy. Just wondering if this might be a rare color and worth switching back to it. The current paint is about 10 years old and is OK but not perfect. Thanks
IMO: I don't know how rare it is but I have seen a few Burgundy, whether they were Flabeau or not I can't say but they looked sharp. I wouldn't base my decision to paint it that color because of it's possible rare factor I would make my decision to paint it back to its original color if I liked it enough, or if you want it to have the original paint as per PHS.

Is the red that unappealing enough to spend the money to repaint despite the paint being in ok shape? If so and you are really debating it and the Burgundy color is what you may lean towards you may want to look at one in person before chancing having the car painted Burgundy.

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Here's a link to some Flambeau Burgundy '68s. I think it would look great.
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wit the above... just don't paint it orange .
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Personally, I like the burgundy better. The color is your call. Be prepared to go for some serious coin for a good body/paint job. Guess how I know that!!!



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Thanks for the responses. The car will be here Monday and I'll take a look and also have my body man look. Honestly never looked at the car in person.

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nice car...always did like a 68



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dillon, I liked the Flambeau Burgundy so much on a customer's '68 GTO back in the '80's, that when I repainted my '67 GTO convertible in 1993, I painted it that exact color. It's deeper and darker than the standard Burgundy of '65-"67, and I think it's a richer color. Anyway, I love it. And people who see the car always comment on the pretty color. That NEVER happened when the car was Signet Gold. Red is "ok", but too common, too "in your face" and is not as "classy" in my opinion. Your car looks great right now, though. When you DO paint it, GO FLAMBEAU!!!
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OK, it is safe to assume that there were no exact numbers of GTOs painted a certain color in 1968.

Does anyone know if there were any percentages of colors painted in 1968 for extrapolation purposes?

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