The Rebuild of a Legend
"Chapter 9 - Colours"

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Time to get serious about the paint colour. As noted earlier, this Corvette started life in #986 Silver Pearl (1,952 cars) with the #900 Tuxedo Black stinger on the hood. Sometime in late 1968 or early 1969, I re-painted it #983 Goodwood Green (4,293 cars....oops, one more now) with a #972 Ermine White stinger.

The interior is still the original black vinyl seats, door panels and dash.
New carpets and headliner will be purchased to match the original black.

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So where to go with this car? Yes, black has been seriously considered for some time now......

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.......... but as beautiful as black cars are, many folks have predicted that I'll be sorry. Swirl marks, constant dirty appearance, etc.; but the argument that really held sway with me was provided by my painter. All those beautiful curves and shadows on the new wide-body panels will disappear into a black paint job!

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Bright Red it will be.....not Rally Red....not Viper Red.

Bright Red!

Here's a look at the photo, of another car, that sealed my fate.
This very rare, 12-mile, yes 12-mile, 1967 L-88 Corvette
sold (at auction) for $615,000.00 in the summer of 2003.


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