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2/5/15 12:59pm - Original Message: 'Need advise on painting '78 C3'
Lorac
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Palm Desert, CA - USA

Vette(s):
1978 C3, light beige/mahogany interior

Joined: 2/5/2015
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I just purchased a C3 '78 with light beige/mahogany brown. The exterior is in great condition but I will be considering painting in the near future. I'd love to change the color but I'm concerned that it will be a affect resale value in the future. Please advise.

Question: Painting

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1. Is it important to keep the original paint code when restoring my C3
2. If I restore with a different paint color, will future resale value change?

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2/6/15 10:39pm - Reply: 'Re: Need advise on painting '78 C3'
73shark
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Overland Park, KS - USA

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1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.

Joined: 7/9/2003
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Not sure how to answer a survey that asks a question.  If your car is all original, numbers matching, then changing the color will affect the resale somewhat.  But unless it is a very unique car, probably won't reduce it much.  If you plan to keep it and drive it and enjoy it, I'd say paint it a color you like.

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2/7/15 4:23am - Reply: 'Re: Need advise on painting '78 C3'
johnu
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Eagan, MN - USA

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1981 Corvette Two-Tone Claret color, 4 spd, C7 Vert

Joined: 5/23/2007
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I believe the value of the later C3's is determined more by their overall condition then originality.

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