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Is it stupid to change paint colors?

I'm sure I'll catch some grief for this, but here we go. My 1970 GTO convertible is pepper green with black interior. Honestly, I am not crazy about the pepper green. My favorite color has always been orbit orange, so I'm thinking about changing the color to orbit orange during the restoration. I'm not planning to sell the car, but If I did in the future, it seems an orbit orange convertible with black interior would sell fast, even if it was a judge clone. Plus, I just love the way that orange highlights the lines and curves of the 70. Is it wrong to paint a car to personal preference? I mean, I don't have plans to show it or anything and I'll never be able to afford a real orbit orange Judge convertible. Any thoughts.
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Never is a long time. It is stupid to change colors. It is, short of cutting sheet metal, one of the worst things you can do. The cars that get the huge money these days are the ones that are stock.
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it all depends what u want to do with it, i mean if u are going to keep it for a while i say u change the color, and when and if u want to sell the car, u can always change the paint color (although its quite expenisve)... but in my oppinion i would change it, if i didn't like the pepper green
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The bottom line here is that it is your car and you are the only person you have to make happy with the finished product. If you want to change it to something you like better than what it came with then do it. I'm doing the same thing with a matching number 67 that I have been after since 1984. I just aquired it after 20 years of persistance. It has 71,000 miles and is totally original needing a paint job. It is a gold car with a black interior now(original). It will be black with a red interior when I'm done to match my first 67 GTO many years ago. It is my car and that is the way I want it.
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Although a numbers matching car will bring the top dollar, all muscle cars from the 60's and 70's whether the paint matches the paint code or not are bringing big bucks. Look at the prices being ask for GTO clones.

Anyone who is concerned about a correct numbers matching car will probably do a frame off restoration anyway. Do what makes you happy!


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