How does a color change affect value? - Vintage Mustang Forums
Vintage Mustang Forum
HomeForumGalleryClassifiedsAbout UsAdvertiseContact Us
» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
Go Back   Vintage Mustang Forums > General Discussion > Vintage Mustang Forum
Vintage-Mustang.com is the premier Ford Mustang Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-03-2004, 11:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 41
Default

I have been offered a very desirable 67 GT FB stang in excellent condition, but several items are not stock. It has the original engine, but the 4 spd. has been changed over to C-6 auto. ( i would find a 4 spd. and reinstall it, if i bought it),but it also has an exterior color change from arcadian blue to dark moss green, and the interior color has been changed to black standard. I like the new colors better anyway. It is a GT fastback S code in fine shape. How much does a change like this affect the value of the car and the resell value. To be honest, after I got the manual trans back in, I would probably just keep the car, but you never know. I would rate this car as a very nice driver. $8000.00 in the paint.
thanks for any help,
Tim
fullnelson45 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-03-2004, 11:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Aloha, OR
Posts: 1,258
Default

How much does it matter to you? That's probably the same as it would to anybody else. It's all up to the buyer really. I like the Bullitt combo. And if it's an $8000 paint job, that helps even more.

Besides, paint can be changed.

P.S. All this is just my opinion.
__________________
http://www.spcmnspff302.eon-blue.com...nt%20right.jpghttp://memimage.cardomain.net/member.../664562_99.jpg
'70 Fastback, 302 4v, Auto - Sold

2005 Pontiac Sunfire, 2.2L, 5 speed, Electric Blue
brad_65 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-03-2004, 11:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: S.F. Bay Area
Posts: 6,606
Send a message via ICQ to TheShagg Send a message via AIM to TheShagg Send a message via MSN to TheShagg
Default

People don't really care a whole lot, unless it is a rare car (which it doesn't sound like it is). So long as it looks good, thats where the value is.
__________________
-------------------------------
What's a bolt on
http://home.bak.rr.com/shaggs/mustang/enginesmall.jpg



- Word to yo mutha.
TheShagg is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-03-2004, 11:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Youngstown, Ohio
Posts: 630
Default

It all depends on how much you care. If you are in it for the resale value afterward, an original paint color will get a higher value.

Its all up to you.

Personally, to me it only matters if I like the color.
__________________
-1967 coupe. mild 351w, auto. deluxe black interior. (Left.)
http://users.zoominternet.net/~Natedogg01/VMFSIG1.jpghttp://users.zoominternet.net/~Natedogg01/VMFSIG2.jpg
-1968 fastback project, 408w stroker, 5-speed TKO. (Right.)
http://www.cardomain.com/memberpage/565943
scizz is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-03-2004, 11:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
johnpro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Roseville, California
Posts: 25,242
Default

Quote:
which it doesn't sound like it is
An S code GT fastback doesn't sond like a rare car to you? It DOES to me! *LOL*

Still, I don't think original color effects the value very much at all on any 40 year old car.
__________________
VMF Jedi Knight who's spirit will be with us forever.
johnpro is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-03-2004, 11:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
rumble's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 716
Default

Sounds like a great car, and if you like it even better than stock--well there's your answer right there! My two cents: JUST DO IT. ::
__________________
1968 Fastback GT - 302-4V, C4, original Canadian car
rumble is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-04-2004, 07:34 AM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
John_Del's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Wolcott, CT USA
Posts: 2,274
Default

When I bought my car 20 years ago, color changes were really taboo as far as retaining value went.

Today, with all the customizing (not to mention Eleanor types) going on, changes to the car that are reversible not only seem to not hurt value, but well done changes improve value.

I wouldn't worry about the color change.
__________________
Do NOT send me a private message, email me directly:delstv@aol.com
http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/v...mustangftp.jpg
now sandblasted and DP40'd since this pic was taken.
http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/v...ngdriveway.jpg
a two legged hole shot, even with a munged up carb and snow tires...
John_Del is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-04-2004, 08:30 AM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
JohnZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: West (by God) Virginia
Posts: 1,662
Default

IMHO if you like it, no problem. If you keep the car for a few years and any buyer that wants a concours correct car will need to repaint it anyway. So the max effect on price should be the difference between painting the exterior only vs the cost of including door jams, trunk, etc. That would be a relatively small amount.
__________________
Bought Deja Blue from Stef Roberts.
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g1...gfallcolor.jpg
http://johnz.mustangsandmore.ws/
JohnZ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-04-2004, 09:22 AM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Frisco, Tx
Posts: 110
Default

You said it yourself...
" I like the new colors better anyway." and that's what it's all about.
__________________
WaydeG
Frisco, Tx
66 GT Convertible
Sauterne Gold
Original 3sp A/C
Standard Black Int
nashtx is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-04-2004, 09:56 AM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Pathfinder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,614
Default

I'd paint it the colour you want it. The percentage of buyers who really care about the colour being factory is so small that's it's not even worth considering. Let's face it. These cars are in demand and if one guy doesn't want it because the paint is other than factory, well there's someone 5 minutes behind him that will buy it gladly. Also, depending on the colour it was, the change may get you more than with factory colour.
Dave
Pathfinder is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-04-2004, 12:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
wayne50f1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,793
Default

I like green fastbacks , and blue ones too.
__________________
[url= http://home.rr.com/wayne50f1 [/url]

1965 C4 to T5 Swap parts list on my web page

[color:red]1965 289 T5z powerdisc Caspian Blue[/color]
[color:red]2006 S197 GT 5 speed Vista Blue[/color]
wayne50f1 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-04-2004, 12:38 PM   #12 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
olddustyrelics's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Heart of Dixie
Posts: 6,838
Default

I had an Acadian Blue coupe and they usually came with the two tone blue interior. It is not a bad combination but not on the top of the disirability list. Your questions is about the value on your car in its original color versus the value of your car in its current color. IMO since the Bullit look IS popular, that the color change went in the right direction. It also could have been painted black and perhaps increased its value even more. (since it is my opinion that black Mustang GT fastbacks are on the top of the color vs value chart) Since the Moss Green over black is a more desirable combo than the light blue I feel that the value would actually be the same or slightly higher for the car like yours. As an original Acadian Blue it would have had a certain value based on originality and matching door tag data that would appeal to certain groups of buyers, but would have turned off a block of Mustang buyers that would have passed on an acadian blue car. However, Mustangs are unique in that they paint their underhood area black, making a color chage much easier to do and make look correct. So, in the dark green over black the car should appeal to more potential buyers that would be willing to overlook the color change/door tag issue, especially if the paint was done correctly without overspray all over everything. I think that overall your car might be worth slightly more in its color changed condition than in the original color.

Just my nickels worth
__________________
I don't know a lot about anything, but I know a little about everything.


Built a 1967 Shelby GT-350 Convertible Replica, a 67 Vert resto-mod and also built a 427 FE 67 Shelby GT-500R (R Stands for Replica). 427 Side Oiler, toploader 4spd, 4 wheel discs, 9" traction loc and a perfect body. What more could you ask for? Now I car hunt and horse trade and I am currently looking for the next project! Always seeking that elusive "reasonable" Shelby.

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2503347
olddustyrelics is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-04-2004, 01:25 PM   #13 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
LMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: where Im standing
Posts: 5,067
Default

no worries....esp since the change was to another Ford color of the same era.

Im fond of Dark Moss Green FBs myself ::
LMan is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-04-2004, 04:37 PM   #14 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: chillicothe, ohio
Posts: 466
Default

If its good paint it has to help, especially if its "resale RED" and not "institutional GREEN"
__________________
1972 Convertible 351 Cleveland "HORSEPLAY" http://memimage.cardomain.com/member...342_1_full.jpg
quickrick is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Vintage Mustang Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2 ©2009, Crawlability, Inc.