I grouped Silver and Gray together as "Gray" instead of separate color groups.
I grouped Warbonnet Yellow together with "Gold."
And lastly I grouped Bronze in with "Brown."
Results of the changes:
It turns out that All Corvettes are not Red.... or White.... They're Gray!
Obviously, this can still be left open to debate as to whether or not my groupings are correct. But this should give still give you a good idea as to just how the popularity ran over the 3rd Generation Corvette.
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
ebo said: Wow with this much time on your hands I see another Wartell being expected.....
You mentioned the fact that the numbers are not available for some years....that's true....in fact, quite a few year models don't have production numbers available for paint colors. '68-'69 for instance. That sure makes doing an accurate count impossible, for a lot of things. Still, with the available info, it's neat to see the trend. Oh....Where did you group the ONE Chartreuse '77?
____________________________________ Joel Adams C3VR Lifetime Member #56 My Link
Vette(s): 71 Colonnade Hardtop Coupe
Torch Red with black interior
originally L48 built to push around 360hp
OK Adam. While your still in research mode I would like to see one more survey please. How many C3 owners repainted their Vette RED because they didn't like the original color? Then we would know what the most popular color is today as opposed to when the car was produced. Ya think??
I have to admit, I think the original grouping was a little better. Silver and gray are two distinctly different colors. I should know, I have a silver '76, but I'd rather have a "Steel Cities Gray" from the early 70's. I love that color on sharks. We have a similar color on our Odyssey, but it's just not quite the same.
BTW, when I bought my car it was painted light BLUE (go figure, with a red interior). When I had it painted, I had the shop go with the original color (SILVER) matched to the GM spec with the paint code tag on the driver's side door jamb. And my car has never been red and never will be while I own it. But I do like my red interior.
1976 Silver/Firethorn. L48, 4spd. Original 2 bolt, vortec heads, 9.4:1 CR, Speed Pro Cam: firstname.lastname@example.org, 112 LSA, Eagle Steel Crank.
Vette(s): 1971 big block convertible
1991 Targa top corvette
Guarantee BLUE is FAVORITE. Why, even the Great EBO likes BLUE. At least, on a 71 convertible big block. Swear, if and when we group up again (Kinda like kenneling up) and the vettes are there I've gotta lock it up and hide the key.
Vette(s): #1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile
#2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker
harryhere said: Guarantee BLUE is FAVORITE. Why, even the Great EBO likes BLUE. At least, on a 71 convertible big block. Swear, if and when we group up again (Kinda like kenneling up) and the vettes are there I've gotta lock it up and hide the key.
ebo wants Harrys car! I have Red, white, and I'm waiting for "Blue"
If and when Harry and trish are looking for a home for that BB Vert.......
Harry where the heck you been, hear you may have some teflon chassis parts ahe?
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