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Old 10/28/2013, 12:18 AM   #1
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paint color White

Hi I have a white with black strips GT/CS J code I'm restoring to sell. I donít care for the white so my question is to paint it another color or should I paint it white again? I hope I donít offend any members with white cars. I restored and sold another member a Gulfstream Aqua GT/CS this summer that was a beautiful color

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Old 10/28/2013, 02:40 AM   #2
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As a "collectable" original color will work for some, especially a white is not as polarizing and some of the other colors.

As you are painting to flip it resale red is (unfortunately IMHO) popular. If its a fairly original car, then non-original paint will turn some off. No real categorical answer, a preference issue that will depend on the buyer.

If it doesn't "need" paint may just be better to sell as-is as new paint is a red flag to some.

Me, I'd stick with Wimbledon White. But I own one.. and am!
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Old 10/28/2013, 09:06 AM   #3
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If you are going to sell the car anyways, keep it the original colour. The fact that you don't care for it, doesn't mean the buyer won't. Also, a colour change will require a lot more work, as you will need to paint door jambs etc. I agree that if you don't absolutely need to paint, don't.

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Old 10/28/2013, 10:32 AM   #4
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I think white cars look great!
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Old 10/28/2013, 03:34 PM   #5
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I would keep it Whimbleton White if that is the original color. When I restored mine 16 years ago I had intended to go for black, but my friend encouraged me to go with the original color and I did. I get so many compliments on it; and you just don't see that many white Mustangs out there.

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Old 10/28/2013, 07:58 PM   #6
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Arlie, One of those pics look vaguely familiar! I second that . White is still a striking color. My first GT/CS was WW with red stripes. That was THE car that got me hooked. shane
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Old 10/28/2013, 08:02 PM   #7
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BTW, IF you are painting white and plan on red stripes I could be talked into buying to complete my circle. Hint, Hint...shane
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Old 10/28/2013, 11:05 PM   #8
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Thank you for your input. I restored a gulfstream aqua GT/CS this summer and sold it to a great couple here in Washington State. I have this white one a black one and a red one left to restore

Shane did you want red interior with the red stripes
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Old 10/29/2013, 02:23 AM   #9
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I also think a white GT/CS looks good with the Black Stripe.
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Old 11/03/2013, 09:37 AM   #10
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I'd keep it white as well. Mine is in Arlie's picture #3. White isn't my favorite color (although I now own 2 white mustangs), but wanted to paint it original color. Once it was done, I really liked it. I would also agree it's easier to stay original.

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Old 11/06/2013, 08:31 PM   #11
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red interior looks awesome with this combo and as I recall, the same color combo with my original GT/CS in high school..shane
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