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Old Nov 16th, 10, 06:39 PM
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Default 1968 Camaro Black with a red int, or Sequoia green with a black int?

Ive been trying to decide on a paint color for my 1968 Camaro RS The car was originally sequoia green with a black vinyl top and a white stripe across the front fender and header panel (not the hockey stripe) it also had the rocker door molding and the wide molding on the door the pic below is the closest looking to my car besides the hockey stripe and the ss emblems,

My question - Should I go with the all original or paint the car Black with a Red interior?



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Old Nov 16th, 10, 08:54 PM
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Default Re: 1968 Camaro Black with a red int, or Sequoia green with a black in

I had a '68 RS that was sequoia green and had a white top and a black/white houdstooth interior---I liked it alot...good combo.

You cant go wrong with your choices, but in the end you should choose what you want!

Its ur car and you should enjoy it as you wish!

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I like the original combo.
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Old Nov 17th, 10, 03:29 AM
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Sequoia green - another vote
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Old Nov 17th, 10, 05:39 AM
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Default Re: 1968 Camaro Black with a red int, or Sequoia green with a black in

Original will always hold value better and will be more popular amongst enthusiasts. It's a great color combo and you do not see it very often that is for sure!
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Old Nov 17th, 10, 09:28 AM
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Default Re: 1968 Camaro Black with a red int, or Sequoia green with a black in

If it is a numbers matching documented BB car I would put it back original. Otherwise paint it however you want, I don't think value is hurt on driver type cars as long as color is correct for year. From a resale point it takes a green guy to buy a green car. Black with red interior and bumble bee stripe is a cool combo
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Default Re: 1968 Camaro Black with a red int, or Sequoia green with a black in

Sequoia Green 68 in this thread is vey nice and the same combo as the OP's. http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=143.30 And it's also a firewall blackout procedure peculiarity.
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Old Nov 17th, 10, 02:46 PM
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From a resale point it takes a green guy to buy a green car.
I guess that must be true. My 67 coupe with original Mountain Green paint is in obvious need of body work to repair dings, dents, rust spots, etc. Whenever I mention to someone that body and paint is in the future, I am always asked "What color are you going to repaint it? Black? Dark Blue?" - the implication being that keeping it Mountain Green would be a poor choice. Nothing screams mid-60's GM paint more than Mountain Green, if you ask me.
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Default Re: 1968 Camaro Black with a red int, or Sequoia green with a black in

Go with the original color, its different. Besides there are a lot of black first gens out there.
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Go with the original color, its different. Besides there are a lot of black first gens out there.
My sentiments exactly.
Every year at Carlisle I saw the same Sequoia green '68 parked near us. I couldn't take my eyes off it because it looked fantastic. Not only is it different than all the same old blues, reds, silvers, and blacks, but it's a great color for a First Gen.
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Default Re: 1968 Camaro Black with a red int, or Sequoia green with a black in

I'll cast my vote for the original color. I have an Ash Gold 68. It recently went to a restoration shop for body & paint. The guys at the shop seemed quite delighted that I was going to keep it the original color. Black, red and blue Camaros are like belly buttons - everybody has one.
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Old Nov 18th, 10, 02:28 PM
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Default Re: 1968 Camaro Black with a red int, or Sequoia green with a black in

My 68 SS was originally sequoia green with deluxe parchment houndstooth interior. I painted it hugger orange with a black vinyl top and black interior. No I'm wishing I would have went back original after seeing pictures of the original color. Black looks good, but it seems like every car show i go to has a black, blue or red camaro. My vote is for the green. What color was your interior originally?


Here are some pictures that I have been saving. I believe the first car belongs to someone on this site.





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Old Nov 19th, 10, 03:10 AM
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Default Re: 1968 Camaro Black with a red int, or Sequoia green with a black in

My car came factory with a STD Black int with a fold down back seat. right now it has black deluxe seats in it.

Im loving the green I think, The black is more flashy but the green is more classy

Does anybody know the paint code or paint # for Sequoia green so I can go get a qrt?
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Old Nov 19th, 10, 08:51 AM
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Default Re: 1968 Camaro Black with a red int, or Sequoia green with a black in

I had a similar post in interiors, no one replied, so I'll chime in here. I like the green exterior w/ black vinyl top combination for my '68. As far as the interior, I'm trying to decide on carpet and seat color. The car was originally an ivy gold interior, but I dont think I'll go that route.

Can anyone recommend a carpet/ seat color combination, and or include a photo? I was thinking the dark green carpet with a different seat color...

I currently have no interior so its a blank slate.

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Old Nov 19th, 10, 11:19 AM
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Default Re: 1968 Camaro Black with a red int, or Sequoia green with a black in

Here is the deluxe houndsthooth parchment insides in a sequoia green car. With a black top, I would go with black interior. Either would look good though.

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