Join Date: May 2003
Location: Houston TX - I drive mine.
They don't call it "resale red" for nothing. IMO when you have one of the less desirable colors (lets face it, Silver Jade falls into that category) about 50% of the buyers will wish you had left it the original color and 50% will be glad you changed it. So it is a wash.
Most potential buyers are not looking to find a totally correct car. They are looking for something that appeals to them and really don't care if you added A/C or power steering or changed it to a deluxe interior. To them what you see is what you get.
The guys that are looking for a totally correct car are thinking MCA judging. So they want a really, really correct car which yours will not be when you sell it.
1967 Shelby GT350, dark green, 347 stroker, 5-speed, inboards, #2206
1973 Mustang Convertible, white/white, black stripes, Q-code (351C-4V), ram air.
1968 1/2 428 CJ convertible, R-code, red/deluxe red, auto, finally finished.
"If you find the car of your dreams, ignore the price guides and pay whatever you have to in order to get it."