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Offline Blade

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Re: 59 Biarritz
« Reply #40 on: October 12, 2015, 06:56:01 AM »
Don't mean to burst your bubble (impossible,  you own a 59 Eldo  :)) but if it has been repainted, its not original. Color change? Even more.  Regardless, beautiful car.

To his defense, there is a slight difference between an 'original' and 'factory original' car. In his case he only used the word original which basically means most parts on the car are original except those that are replaced with continues use (such as spark plugs, break pads) and could even include a new paint job or a replaced windshield but in these cases generally a person also states these as he did in his original message. He would have erred if he said 'factory original' which MUST have the same paint job and all other parts that the car came out of the factory.
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Offline Nicholas Yassan

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Re: 59 Biarritz
« Reply #41 on: July 10, 2017, 05:23:16 PM »
New black top as was supposed to be on it!
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Re: 59 Biarritz
« Reply #42 on: July 10, 2017, 05:24:09 PM »
Whitewalls added that were purchased from fellow club member.
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Offline lorenzo2013

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Re: 59 Biarritz
« Reply #43 on: August 04, 2017, 10:34:31 AM »
That color actually looks great.  Do you know what the code is for it by chance? 

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Re: 59 Biarritz
« Reply #44 on: August 04, 2017, 12:57:20 PM »
lorenzo2013,
The paint code for Seminole Red is 50.
However if you don't know, that color was not an standard Eldorado color, although could have been a Special Order.
Or, as in my case, I just liked it and repainted an Olympic White original with red - 2 types of black leather inside, but a white top which was original.
Have fun,
Steve B.
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Offline lorenzo2013

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Re: 59 Biarritz
« Reply #45 on: August 04, 2017, 04:30:41 PM »
lorenzo2013,
The paint code for Seminole Red is 50.
However if you don't know, that color was not an standard Eldorado color, although could have been a Special Order.
Or, as in my case, I just liked it and repainted an Olympic White original with red - 2 types of black leather inside, but a white top which was original.
Have fun,
Steve B.
Steve - thanks, the paint code for Seminole red i'm aware of, but it seems like a much darker, almost "cherry" red in the photos.  I love the color.

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Re: 59 Biarritz
« Reply #46 on: August 04, 2017, 05:29:09 PM »
lorenzo2013
The Nickolas car is not the correct color but close - more on the dark side.
And since it was on an Eldorado, it was likely a repaint and not even correct for the Eildo., see previous comment.
The real color code 50 Seminole Red is lighter and mush brighter.
See pic below.

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Steve B.
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Offline Nicholas Yassan

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Re: 59 Biarritz
« Reply #47 on: August 07, 2017, 11:19:55 AM »
This is a code 92 car, Argent which was silver.  it was painted this shade of resell red in the 70s, you can still see the original color in some places
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Offline Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

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Re: 59 Biarritz
« Reply #48 on: August 07, 2017, 11:49:43 AM »
Thanks for bringing it to the GN.
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Re: 59 Biarritz
« Reply #49 on: August 07, 2017, 03:44:26 PM »
Nicholas,
I meant no disrespect.
My comments in the past have been most complimentary, until this focused thread and my observation and not so artfully stated comment.
Sincere apologies - just consider me Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory - open mouth without any filter or censorship.
Have fun,
Steve B.
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