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I will be picking up my new ride tomorrow, a 66 289 automatic 'vert that is Signalflare Red (orange). :: It needs paint and I was thinking of some form of blue. I just don't think I can live with an orange car. Tell me what you think of this color....

Here's some samples- not my car. They look a little red in these pics but believe me, they are orange
http://www.fraserdante.com/66mustfastback.JPG

http://www.svs.com/zim/mustang/images/66-5.jpg

Is it cool- ::
or a dog- ::
or odd - ::

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Is your car oxidized real bad? Signal flare red does actually look quite red, bright red with a bit of a orange tint to it granted. I had a convertible that was signal flare red and it was quite a nice looking color. 1965 Poppy red is possitively orange though. ::
 

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From what I understand that shade is about the same if not the same as Poppy Red.. I get many compliments on the color of my car and I am glad I kept it original.. BTW if you park beside a real orange car the signal flare red will look red..
 

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I don't have a pic of my new ride yet, but I know it has been resprayed- perhaps the wrong color. Maybe what I need to do is look at an original Signalflare Red. My car is VERY orange. No one would look at it and say it was red.

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yeah, um, that car looks pretty poppy reddish to me. It is my understanding that poppy red is calypso coral, which is orange, and that signalflare red is RED red.
 

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When I bought my car in 1984, I told the previous owner that I was going to paint it black. The guy's wife almost cried and begged me to keep it the original Signalflare Red.
Best decision I made in the first 10 years I owned the car. Not only is it original but the color (in a good paint job) really attracts attention and is unusal enough that it tells a little bit about the era that the cars were build. I've seen some recent mustangs (1999-2001?) that are similar in color and they always catch my eye on the road.
 
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