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Would you keep the original color of your car even if you dont like it?
I wonder how many of you when its time to repaint the Mustang changed the color because you did not like the original color that the car came with?
On the other hand maybe your car was not painted the original color and when time to paint it again...you got it painted in the original color that came from factory.
Although I do not like red..I will paint it red to keep the car original
I want it the way I want it. I figure since I bought it may as well enjoy the color I like. JMHO

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I'm with Mark but again I am NOT a "Restorer."

I do things to "my" Mustangs because they are "my" MustangsSmile!


Do the RIGHT thing.
1. If you buy a car that is ORIGINAL PAINT, then I believe you have an obligation to keep it the original color.

2. If you buy a car that was painted, but not to the original color, then paint it whatever you want.

3. I personally violated rule #1 with my 1970 XR7, because when I bought it, it was that gold metal flake color.

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I say it depends on your goals. Mine is going to be a daily driver - so I'll paint it whatever color I want. If it were an investment car, then yeah - original paint for sure.

However, I actually like the original color of mine (Light Pewter) and that's what color it's going to be painted. If it were Areola Pink, Avocado, Grabber Puke, or something otherwise unpalatable (to me), then I would definitely change it to something I did like. I wouldn't buy an investment car in a color I didn't like with the intention of keeping it stock - no sense starting out hating the color if you never intend to change it.


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Paint it to make you happy period
I think it matters on what you want...if you plan to car show it...Keeping the original color will give you extra points when the judges look at the codes....I my self like red and was happy to find out it was the original color to my car...Its very desirable color when it comes to stangs..Flashy..Fast color...Pull over red..lol...Its harder too repaint a car to diffrent colors.....Cause they have to repaint all the door jams and such..if you keep the original color it cost less to get repainted....but then..It counts what you enjoy about it...And if you care about such things....if not....And money no issue....Paint it what ever color makes you happySmile
I lean towards keeping it the original color! In your case Red is known as Re-Sale Red in the auction community as it seems to be the most sought after color. But if your not restoring to original I would consider changing the color to something I like better.

I debated about changing my Wimbledon White to a brighter Oxford or Performance white, but in the end I kept the original Wimbledon White, but I did add clear coat.
If you are trying to keep one all original then paint it back like it came from factory assuming
1..it is a desireable color
2..it is a well optioned car like big block, 4 speed...etc.
and 3rd...if you want it like that, then it will need an enamel job without all the color sanding to make it worth more money. But as for me I only live once and I want to enjoy my car so it will be the way I want it regardless of options or rarety.
Nope... but then not much on mine is original.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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