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BULLITT65

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Who likes custom paint with a patriotic flare?
« on: June 17, 2017, 05:25:15 PM »
I saw this ad, and thought, this may be before my time, and a little wild. But for some of you guys, this car would have put you in the limelight back in the day.
Only 22k, and you could have a 1 of a kind fathers day gift! ;D

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/6172777836.html

if the ad comes down:
http://bringatrailer.com/2017/06/16/bicentennial-custom-1969-chevrolet-corvette-4274-speed/
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Re: Who likes custom paint with a patriotic flare?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2017, 12:02:26 AM »
Ahhhhh, yes, the Seventies! Now, where did I put that "In da gadda da vida" 8 track?
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Re: Who likes custom paint with a patriotic flare?
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 12:24:36 AM »
I love 68-72 Vettes. But that one, my first reaction was "ugg!" I didn't like those customs then and I don't like most of them now.

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Re: Who likes custom paint with a patriotic flair?
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017, 03:29:56 AM »
I didn't much like that one either; other than the red/white/blue colors used I didn't see much 'patriotic' flair either.

Now a friend of mine has a '68 Corvette that raced in IMSA in the 70's by his cousin, which he and his dad obtained and 'restored' back to it's racing glory appearance..  I think this one has much more Patriotic flair.. :)

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BULLITT65

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Re: Who likes custom paint with a patriotic flare?
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 04:00:01 AM »
Ok so there are different degrees of "patriotic flare"..... :P

Just not your everyday paint job, so I thought it worth sharing.

1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
-Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear)
-Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: Who likes custom paint with a patriotic flare?
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2017, 04:21:47 AM »
Different meanings of 'flare' and 'flair' as well..  :)

'Flare'  - a sudden brief burst of bright flame or light.

'Flair'   - stylishness and originality ;  a special or instinctive aptitude or ability for doing something well.

But perhaps I misunderstood your use?  :)
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Re: Who likes custom paint with a patriotic flare?
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2017, 02:20:17 PM »
sorry, you are correct. I should have said "flair". It seems like they were inspired by the bicentennial with the sticker on the hood.I could do with out the headlight mod, myself.  I do like the vette that you posted as well though, especially with the racing history.
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
-Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear)
-Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: Who likes custom paint with a patriotic flare?
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2017, 03:59:00 PM »
Whenever I see photos like these, especially the second one, I think of John Greenwood's Corvettes in IMSA and whatever other sanctioning bodies he raced in.  They were monster fast and always had patriotic paint schemes. 

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Re: Who likes custom paint with a patriotic flare?
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2017, 04:13:03 PM »
I dont care for this type of flair





But this is more entertaining Flair

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Re: Who likes custom paint with a patriotic flare?
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2017, 05:35:24 PM »
This I like. That is too far over the top for me.

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Re: Who likes custom paint with a patriotic flare?
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2017, 09:12:58 PM »
That car was probably posted on this site before. https://www.facebook.com/groups/456235534422504/ Many repeat submissions over the years.