Vette(s): #1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/
Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight"
#2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto
Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas
I think the later "Torch Red" color is a little brighter, and the "Rally Red" is a darker red. Not much, but if you have two cars with the colors next to each other, it is quite obvious. The '84 "Bright Red" is a darker shade than the '85 "Bright Red", too..same name, but the colors are definitely different. I agree wid Larry...if you're trying to keep it looking original, go with the original color. If you're not ever going the "Judging" route, then go with what looks good to you....it's YOUR car.
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Vette(s): 1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!
Henry said that?? He must not have talked to Zora!!
Actually Torch Red was a little lighter red than the Rally Red. I thought about the 2003 Anniversary Red but it was too maroon, Crystal red is a three part paint, more expensive and really nice. But for a 1968 Convt. it would be just too much. Like you said it is up to the owner. I just wanted some opinions, and thanks very much. Wife said red is red.
Vette(s): 71 Colonnade Hardtop Coupe
Torch Red with black interior
originally L48 built to push around 360hp
I choose Torch Red after having my painter put 10 different reds on poster boards, set them up in my living room, and for about 2 weeks instead of watching TV my wife and I stared at reds. I love the way it turned out. Choosing color is the fun part. Like the guy's said, if your not concerned about original, have some fun with it.
I did a similar thing. But with Torch red, Rally Red, Bright Red, I was surprised that Torch Red was lighter than Rally Red and Bright Red was a little darker than Rally Red. The 2003 Anniversary was way out of line and too much maroon. Thought I would have help from the wife, but she thinks red is just red. No matter what red it is.
It has been fun.
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