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Not looking to sell or change paint scheme. But my question as being younger then seeing these cars in their prime. We all see the resale red. Mine is some sort of blue looks good and I usually hate blue cars. But originally it was antique gold. The more I look at that color the more it grows on me. Now in a situation like mine. Car is no where near original, value is what someone would pay I get that. But would original paint color change value on a car that doesn't have and original/oem parts. No 400 different Trans different rear, interior out of a 2006 gto. That's before we get to roll cage and so on. Just debating it at work. Plus what these guys think the cars worth I might try and get one to buy it lol.
 

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The reason there are 4 Gtos here we drove them in today my 69 a red 70 black 67 and silver 06. 67 is original mine is not 70 is resale red repaint auto removed and 4 speed Muncie put in also it's a convert. I'll try to take a picture when I get out
 

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My opinion, YMMV - considering the other changes, I don't think it's going to make much difference one way or the other. Overall condition is going to matter more than originality in your case. Do what pleases you.

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Yeah I was just curious over all. I didn't do much research other then verifying it was a gto when I bought it. But after following the forums blew my mind how much things change the value. I have no intentions of selling. But am looking at possibly buying that red 70 convert for my wife. So trying to get all the details so I can make a fair offer. Just wasn't sure how much value change there is so I used mine for the example.
 

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What Bear said. In your case, it's the quality of the car overall, due to it's being modified/altered from dead-nuts original. Now in my case, I changed the Signet Gold to Burgundy on my otherwise 'correct' '67 GTO ragtop, and that definitely lowered the value on resale. Changed the interior from gold to parchment while I was at it. That was 22 years ago, and I'm still glad I did it!
 

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What Bear said. In your case, it's the quality of the car overall, due to it's being modified/altered from dead-nuts original. Now in my case, I changed the Signet Gold to Burgundy on my otherwise 'correct' '67 GTO ragtop, and that definitely lowered the value on resale. Changed the interior from gold to parchment while I was at it. That was 22 years ago, and I'm still glad I did it!
As one person here said ages ago, you can build it for yourself or for the next guy. Considering that the next guy's taste is always unknown, the only way to build it for him/her, is to go with a 100% original restoration. Otherwise, build it to make you happy and it will.
 

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Funny. I logged on to post about color change vs value and I find the perfect thread. My 64 GTO post coup project is moving along very nicely. We purchased car with original drive train (389 4 bbl, 4 speed, 323 rear) 68k original miles. Had the engine freshened. Shop said it was never opened. Didn't even need an over bore. Updated brakes to front disk and dual booster. Added some headers and new exhaust. Runs strong. Sounds awesome. Body has been taken down to metal and repaired were needed. HERE is the question. Interior is red and on nice shape. Exterior original color cameo ivory (or refrigerator white as some have called it).
My Dad had a silver mist 64 convert new in 64. He is part of the project. Since the body is stripped down and we are not building a show car, do we change the color to a different 64 Gto color like Yorktown blue or silver most etc? Given that 64's are a bit harder to find, just wanted opinions.


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Lol younggto. I bought my antique gold didn't know that was original. But it needed paint. And I hate blue cars. The blue was so sharp I painted it blue. Never thought to look up original color. Never planned on. Selling built for me. But those long 12 shifts start talking with like minded people and questions arise. I know with mine it's worth what someone will pay there is know this is the going rate. I started the thread because there are several about engine swap period correct swap so on. Now that my buddy is thinking of selling his 70 convert. Worked with him 15 years so I know the work that went in. I was curious cause I am thinking of making an offer. I just wanted to be fair. Car does have some issues definitely not a 10.
 

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Tug, as original and unmolested as your '64 is, you will decrease the value of the car significantly by a color change. Cameo Ivory is not refrigerator white....it is much creamier, more of an off-white. While not my favorite, it really looks sharp with a red interior and red pinstripe/redline tires. That said, it is your car. It's your dad. It's your life. Did you buy the GTO originally to make money, or to make you happy? In the end, you have to do what you feel is right for you.
 

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The up-side is that the non-original silver would also look killer with a red interior. Me, I'd repaint it the original color though....both white and silver are much easier to keep clean than the darker colors, that's for sure! And both are very forgiving when it comes to body prep. Much less work needed to make a white or silver car appear straight than a black car or burgundy/blue car.
 

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Good conversation. We agree on the keeping original.....but the silver does look killer with the red. Need to give the painter a paint code tomorrow. Gonna sleep on it. Either silver or white at this point. If we go Cameo, does anyone have a recommendation on which type or paint will bring out the cream vs the white? Looking to go premium on the paint


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The color will be the same, if mixed properly. If you want it creamier, check out Ford's Wimbleton White of that era, which is very rich and deep. I prefer single stage enamel paint jobs vs base/clear paint jobs. I have never seen a clearcoated paint job last more than 15 years before peeling. I have 30 year old enamel on my '65 and 22 year old enamel on my '67 and they still look fine. And they were daily drivers and parked outside for years. 2 stage cars, although beautiful, do not look authentic to me....that 'glazed ham', coated with Mop 'N Glo' Barrett Jackson look is too over the top for me. Fortunately, white is the easiest color to paint, one of the cheapest, and holds up the longest. Here's a buddy's cameo '67...
 

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Great call. Don't forget the red pinstripe!!! Back in 1981, an old man used to come into the shop I worked at and he had a cameo ivory/red 4 speed '64 GTO Post coupe with a '66 tripower 421 in it. Original paint, red pinstripe. The car was well worn, but ran like a scalded cat. This was in Oakland, CA, and the guy bought it new and had basically street-raced it since. I of course tried to buy it ( I only had 2 GTO's at the time....a '65 and a '66, so I needed a '64! It was not for sale. Wonder what became of it? Ever since then, I've had a 'thing' for white/red '64 coupes!
 
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