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swvalcon
10-23-2017, 10:44 AM
Looking for feed back on the best color for a GT. I have a 62 GT to repaint. Colors suggested so far are Black, white with back half top. Bright blue,Green, Black with red pearl. Have not seen a lot of two tones that I like but open to that if it fits. Stock color is not needed as this is a half assed custom.

studegary
10-23-2017, 11:54 AM
I suggest sticking with a dark mono-tone finish - black, maroon, dark green or dark blue. These cars look better in dark colors (body wise) and the trim stands out better against a dark color.

Milaca
10-23-2017, 12:12 PM
I agree with Gary, the dark colors look best as they have a nice contrast with the chrome & stainless steel trim. However, black may be the most popular color on these, so you may want to choose something a little different for the sake of being different. Black Cherry perhaps?

70Avanti2
10-23-2017, 01:13 PM
I have always liked the robin egg blue.

But red is always a good color.

wlfrench
10-23-2017, 01:13 PM
My 62 was panted two tone by a previous owner. I personally think the color combination is very nice. I believe the green is a 62 GT color but I don't know the name or code. The half roof is an off white and I had the seats redone to match, green vinyl with off white centers.

LovelandJoe
10-23-2017, 02:41 PM
The vinyl sport top was a 64 only option but don't think anyone will complain especially if you like it

swvalcon
10-23-2017, 03:03 PM
Brent The black with red pearl I mentioned is a color I put on a 68 GTO. It looks black from most angles but anywhere the sun hits it it flips to a rootbeer brown color. My paint mixers own custom color we came up with for the goat. He is the only one with the mix formula for it. Trunk is messed up so my brother has a 70 mark 3 he's junking out and plan is cutting the fake continental off the mark trunk and put it on the hawks.

Bud
10-23-2017, 03:43 PM
My 62 Hawk is all black with a red interior and came from the factory that way. I had a yellow one, a blue one and 3 or 4 black ones, but I like the black exterior the best. Bud

Kato
10-23-2017, 06:06 PM
As was suggested here, Black Cherry. Here are a few shots of mine. I have the color code if you are interested.

67982679836798467985 It's one of those colors that takes on different shades depending on the light. In dim light it is black but in the sun light you can see the red. I get a lot of compliments on the color! Cheers!

bezhawk
10-23-2017, 06:53 PM
679946799567996 I picked some modern colors that looked a lot like the original brown metallic. Added some gold pearl, and two toned the roof in a darker paint.

Milaca
10-23-2017, 07:03 PM
Found a photo of a 1964 Hawk with a dark metallic blue color. I like it!
http://p0.storage.canalblog.com/00/85/570736/89085532_o.jpg

Kurt
10-23-2017, 08:24 PM
I think GT Hawks look best in black. Just my humble opinion.

bensherb
10-23-2017, 09:07 PM
Bezhawk: I like the way you split the color on the roof.

My '62 is a nice med light blue metalic. I love the color and get positive comments about it ALL the time, pretty much any time I take it out. I wish I knew what the color was but can't find it in the color charts, though I've seen several others this color. It's nice to have a car that's actually a color, it's easy to find in a parking lot, in the sea of grey cars! My 2 cents.
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studegary
10-23-2017, 10:03 PM
Found a photo of a 1964 Hawk with a dark metallic blue color. I like it!
http://p0.storage.canalblog.com/00/85/570736/89085532_o.jpg

That is an unusual 1964 Hawk with the ornament on the hood and not on the grille surround.

BTW, my own 1964 Hawk was all black.

LovelandJoe
10-23-2017, 10:07 PM
Good eyes Gary

StudeRich
10-23-2017, 10:25 PM
Looking for feed back on the best color for a GT. I have a 62 GT to repaint. Colors suggested so far are Black, white with back half top. Bright blue,Green, Black with red pearl. Have not seen a lot of two tones that I like but open to that if it fits. Stock color is not needed as this is a half arsed custom.

My first thought was: what about the Interior, WHAT Color is it?
It is very expensive to change that because of the Color, unless it is Trashed anyway?

Certainly EVERY color suggested is NOT going to go well with certain Interiors; how about Red with Green ! :mad::D

kurtruk
10-24-2017, 12:55 AM
I think they look very elegant in WHITE. I also like them in red and black.

JRoberts
10-24-2017, 07:34 AM
A couple in our chapter has a red GT that looks great. The Halibrand wheels don't hurt either.

swvalcon
10-24-2017, 08:48 AM
Kato Your black cherry is real close to the color I put on the GTO. They both do a flip in sunlight. Brent the 64 blue is a little darker than one of the colors we were looking at but close. Maybe a two tone on the roof. The one that Benz painted I like and like the top treatment. With the right seats this would be a very classy look. Have some black seats or thinking something out of a late model with seat belts and head rests.

Jeffry Cassel
10-26-2017, 12:49 PM
Ceci's 62 is green (I think Studebaker called it "green") Very pretty with saddle and white interior. I have never been a fan of dark colors on these cars . My 64 was originally black with a black vinyl top and that reddish blackish awful interior. It is Laguna blue now---a huge improvment.