Original paint color value

Old November 10th, 2012, 04:23 PM
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What were the local high schools colors?
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Old November 10th, 2012, 04:27 PM
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. . . or, better yet, is there a college nearby? I have a photo of a '70 painted gold/red, a combo not recommended by Olds but documented by original photos, as the original buyer was a football fan and there is a college in FL that had gold/red colors.
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Old November 10th, 2012, 07:05 PM
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No local high schools or colleges with those colors that I know of. The guy I bought the car from said the dealership owner's wife wanted that color but I never heard that from the dealer himself. I will have to get a hold of him and ask him if he had any special reason to order that color.
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Old November 11th, 2012, 07:33 AM
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Deigo this may answer your questions.
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Old November 11th, 2012, 08:33 AM
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or maybe it was just a really awesome color and the dealer wanted it. I have heard there were supposedly a lot of Azure Olds sold in the south east in 1970 because of the light blue of the tar heals but who knows.
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Old November 11th, 2012, 12:50 PM
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Thanks for the linkie.
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Old November 11th, 2012, 03:17 PM
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Too bad that car and some paper work got separated
- - leaves the paint wide open

too bad it was not sold in Canada~

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Old November 11th, 2012, 05:47 PM
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Even if it was destined for Canada, I believe the RPO code WM6 for Special Paint- Charge (Non - Olds Paint) would be all they could tell at GM of Canada. I kind of doubt they would list the actual paint color but I may be wrong.

Two key witnesses here, the one that ordered it and the original owner from the time the dealer sold it are still alive and well. So I would get sworn affidavits from both of them stating the color and other key elements such as W30 so on and so forth, because if documentation like that can be used in a court of law, it could also be used to document the car beyond a shadow of a doubt because where else would you or could you procure any other documentation? How much longer will the original owner and dealer be around?
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Old November 11th, 2012, 05:58 PM
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Without some paper back
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Old November 12th, 2012, 05:32 PM
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hey man document the original color!!!!!!! aND THEN PAINT IT WHAT EVER YOU LIKE!!!!!
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Old November 13th, 2012, 12:27 PM
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All good points, I'm not sure the previous owners will go as far as a signed affidavit because of the inconvenience, but it can't hurt to try.

I spoke with the original registered owner just a couple days ago, she hasn't come across any documentation or photos. She thinks the original documentation may have been tossed when she and her husband divorced.

On the bright side, I went to the Virginia DMV website and found an on line process to request a vehicle transcript with the option for them to search paper archives for a small additional fee. The DMV person I spoke with several years ago said they could not provide a registration or title history for a vehicle.

Guess I should have asked another DMV rep. While I have the ownership history already, it would be nice to have the title history from the DMV which would include all owners since the car has never left the Norfolk/Va Beach area.

I'll keep you posted on how that works out.

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Old November 13th, 2012, 01:02 PM
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While I have the ownership history already, it would be nice to have the title history from the DMV...
... Which should also list the color on the original title / registration: Purple

As far as affidavits: If you have a friend (or friend of a friend) who is a notary, you could just arrange to stop by their houses for five minutes, ad do the whole thing right there (if you don't know someone, you could still pay a friendly notary a few bucks (or a case of beer or white zinfandel, depending on gender)) to do it.

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Old November 13th, 2012, 05:24 PM
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Thats a good idea on the mobile notary, have to look into that. I'm not sure I've seen the color of a car included in the title info in Virginia, have to check into that also. Thanks for the suggestions Eric.

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Old November 13th, 2012, 05:33 PM
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Every state is different, but I've had cars registered in NY, NJ, VT, and ME, and they all indicated the color.

Good luck!

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Old November 17th, 2012, 06:12 PM
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Not much luck with Virginia DMV, they did a search and sent me a copy of the previous registered owner's title which I already had a copy of. Worth a try I guess, although I was hoping they could provide the original registered owners title as well. At least I have a registration from the original owner which was still in the glove box when I bought the car. The search for historical documentation continues... Thanks again for all the support I have received from the members of this site.

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