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1966 gto resto...please help!

I recently purchased a numbers matching 1966 gto. Just finished doing the body work on it and now I have a dilemma! I don't know if I want to go with the original color which is reef turquoise with turquoise interior. What do you guys think??
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I recently purchased a numbers matching 1966 gto. Just finished doing the body work on it and now I have a dilemma! I don't know if I want to go with the original color which is reef turquoise with turquoise interior. What do you guys think??
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I like the color, personally. Especially with red fender liners, rally one wheels, and redline tires. If it's too much turqoise, you could change out the interior color to parchment, which would look really sharp. Me, I'd keep it all original, since it's a nice color combo. If you are into resale later, it's the only way to go. That said, it's your car, and you can paint it and dress it up any way you want. I changed my gold '67 GTO ragtop with a gold interior to burgundy/parchment over 20 years ago and don't regret it. Not a fan of gold on gold cars, however. Up to you.
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Down here in the Houston area you see very few turquoise GTO's. I know. I have a '67 Gulf Turquoise coupe. Check out the Pontiacs at Mecum Houston this past weekend. All nice cars but not a lot of standout colors. Mecum Pontiacs 2014 Slideshow by pjw1967 | Photobucket
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It's your car and your decision.

BUT, you asked, so here's my $.02:
If that was my car, I would definitely keep the original color scheme.
Reef Turquoise is a beautiful color and the car will be STUNNING with the matching interior!

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I love the color and that's what I would go with. Glad you asked. Please don't tell us you are thinking of red. Went to a car show once and they had a award for the best non-red car. Don't see a lot of Reef Turquoise, see a lot of red.
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Wanted to go black on black.
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Berto, any color is going to look really good on that car. However, the yard in that picture could use some help. Matt

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I went through the same dilemma with my car. Here's the real question you need to answer: Who are you buildiing the car for? If you're building it "for someone else" (i.e. for resale) then original is almost always better. If you're building it for you, then do what YOU want to and make no apologies.

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That reef turquoise color is very nice. If it were my car, I would keep it factory original. (please note, when it comes to my GTO's, I prefer factory original except for one color....hint it was very popular in 68....)
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