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Old 03-05-2017, 08:14 PM
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Does a car having a special paint (--) trim tag add any significant value to the car?
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Old 03-05-2017, 08:22 PM
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----Others may disagree but I dont think so. It does allow you to paint then car any color you want to though!!!......Bill S
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---- It does allow you to paint then car any color you want to though!!!......Bill S
I disagree – I find that no different than repainting a Fathom Green car Hugger Orange.

That being said, while I'm not a wheeler/dealer, I do think a special-order color can add value....but only to the right person.

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That being said, while I'm not a wheeler/dealer, I do think a special-order color can add value....but only to the right person.
Agreed. A unique color (especially with a good story) will attract some people.
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----Others may disagree but I dont think so. It does allow you to paint then car any color you want to though!!!......Bill S
Wouldn't a - on a trim tag represent the vehicle left the factory it was produced at a non-production color, such as the Spring colors available on a 1970 442 like Nugget gold? I used to work on a Post Sedan W-30, 4-speed, bench seat cat that left the factory in Nugget Gold. That car had a - on the trim tag, but someone had re-painted it a dark brown metallic. We did some detective / exploring and found parts of the original color in hidden areas.

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Wouldn't a - on a trim tag represent the vehicle left the factory it was produced at a non-production color, such as the Spring colors available on a 1970 442 like Nugget gold?
Nugget Gold and the three other extra-cost colors for Olds A-bodies are just that extra-cost. They are not "non-production."
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Nugget Gold and the three other extra-cost colors for Olds A-bodies are just that extra-cost. They are not "non-production."
But those what I called "Spring Colors" did not have a code resulting in a - on the trim tag, I guess a non-standard would be a better wording.

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Old 03-07-2017, 07:40 AM
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But those what I called "Spring Colors" did not have a code resulting in a - on the trim tag, I guess a non-standard would be a better wording.
No worries....even Olds people call them "special-order" colors because that's what it says in the catalog back in the day. But all 4 colors were RPO, so I tend to lean towards the other side of the semantics.

Don't quote me on this, but I'm relatively sure there are instances when these 4 colors received the proper color code. Certainly it's an example how Oldsmobile was a unique company, just like all of GM's decentralized brands, and they each operated a little differently. But I don't have the answer to this, so it's just speculation.
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Old 03-05-2017, 08:53 PM
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i doubt it too..

just depends on what the colors is and if its a special car like a brass hat or special zone car for display or a movie

people want special things..like the "only one" so that could be a factor
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Thanks Bill and Mark for your replies. What about a Z/28 or SS stripe delete car?
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