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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-02-2013, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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I 66 GT Coupe undergoing restoration. Its original color is Emberglow with emberglow/ parchment deluxe interior. I prefer red, white or blue which are what I usually buy. Tan and yellow are ok. Should I change the color to one I like or is it better for resale not to change the color?
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Emberglow and parchment are one of my favorite color combo's. I'd love to have an emberglow car.

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I 66 GT Coupe undergoing restoration. Its original color is Emberglow with emberglow/ parchment deluxe interior. I prefer red, white or blue which are what I usually buy. Tan and yellow are ok. Should I change the color to one I like or is it better for resale not to change the color?
I have a 65 GT coupe with low miles and full documentation and I am building it how I want it. It was originally Silver Smoke and now is going PPG Silver/Blue with the Blue and white pony interior. So you can see where i stand on the subject.
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Emberglo and the Emberglow and Parchment interior is possibly the best color combo ever devised for the Mustang. Have you ever seen it in new condition? And yes, the resale on that combo is superior to the common colors you describe.

If you plan to die and be buried in the car, paint whattever color you want, but it sounds like a For Sale sign is in the near future, so go with Emberglo.
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Emberglow is fantastic beautiful color. It's your car do what you prefer. If the car is a Shelby or a K code maybe original is a big deal, even then do what trhe heck you want!!


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Looking at the picture 22GT sent makes Emberglo look better than I thought or remenbered. Since my car had the same color top I now have something to look at. I might have the identical car. It's a San Jose built deluxe GT with air counsel and an automatic. I got it with a 4 spd though.
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Looking at the picture 22GT sent makes Emberglo look better than I thought or remenbered. Since my car had the same color top I now have something to look at. I might have the identical car. It's a San Jose built deluxe GT with air counsel and an automatic. I got it with a 4 spd though.
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Nice. The deeply metallic Emberglo really pops in person, the photo doesn't even come close to doing it justice. You get a fresh coat of BC/CC Emberglo on that car you'll wonder why you ever thought of changing it.

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My fastback is Emberglo and parchment interior . It is great combination. I get a ton of complements and everyone wants to know what the color is . It is a very unique color and it seems to be a timeless color.

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Another vote for Emberglow here!

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I also love emberglow.

Bottom line, it's your car. Do what you want and don't worry about resale value unless you are only restore it to sell it (which usually means losing money).

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You have a coupe. To begin with you aren't going to make any big $ on it when finished. As seen above, that color combo is appealing to many. You have an ideal color combo as it is. I wouldn't invest anymore money changing colors on the interior or outside, then losing it when you sell it.

Keep the color combo you have and sell it as it is, or restore it, then buy what you want in red or blue.
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What color? Emberglo it is.

Thank you one and all. the pictures look great. I have a signal flare red GT coupe also. I really like that color, but I must say I like the Emberglo and parchment interior better than the straight parchment the red one has.
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This is a toss up for me. If you don't like the color, change it. I don't think it would impact your resale much; it will all depend on the buyer. Such that, some will not like the color and your available market will be less, however you might find THE buyer that loves it and will pay a premium for the color and originality. It may take longer to sell, but you could in fact sell it for more. Personally, I would stay with the current colors. Dare to be different.
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Keep it Emberglow. Gorgeous color/interior color combo!
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