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You all have been really awesome with your feedback on my color choice dilemma. Would you mind taking another moment and logging your choice/choices of color you would prefer if you were to buy a 1965 Riviera with a saddle interior??

Also, what color would you absolutely NOT buy regardless of how nice it was??

Again I REALLY appreciate your time and opinions

Dave

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1. Regal Black

2. Verde Green

65s demand attention regardless of color.....but if you are going to the trouble and expense of doing an exterior color change, to me Black or Verde Green would be the cats meow with that interior. This body style begs for a dark color.

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Dave,

My 64 was bronze mist with saddle, and I never saw another I liked as well.

My least favorite is the light green, can't remember the color name.

Just my 2 carbs worth.

Dale

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The light yellow was nice, especially with redline tires on the sport wheels. I have forgotten the official name for the color. It is like the light yellow on 65 Corvettes and Corvairs though.

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I made a 8 month process of getting just the right paint.It had to have the iridescence of the Silver Arrow--which was my inspiration for the color:

I used Mercedes Astral Silver because the German paints have finer metallic mica/metallics which contribute to the iridescence. Porsche polar Silver is very cool because it was a touch of blue in it.

My painter said the '63'65 Riv's look best with a brighter color. he wanted to paint mine Lexus pearl white. But since mine was originally Silver cloud, i wanted to stick to something that closely resembled it.

One stunning Riv I saw in the "let's see those Riv's!" thread had one in champagne that looked drop dead gorgeous

A Lot of people told me black. It is cool, but shows all the swirl marks and any surface imperfections. Unless you have a lot of time and/or money, block sanding the body to get a smooth paint application, and then color-sanding it between colors and clear, it doesn't show off the car as it was meant to be shown.That's why silver was THE color to get.It just totally complemented its lines. the light -blue-metallic also looks good, but nearly so as this Porsche polar silver color that had the fine silver iridescence and a hint of blue.

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