• Hey Y'all - What was the name of this C5's color?
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    Hands down Medium purple pearl metallic. There wasn't that many sprayed that color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Remo View Post
    I was not a popular color and some Corvette people jokingly called it "eggplant".
    Still beautiful though!!!
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    Its probably a respray of medium purple pearl metalic, thats why its a little darker than the factory spray.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Remo View Post
    I was not a popular color and some Corvette people jokingly called it "eggplant".
    It is an unusual color, but I like it. The convertibles I've seen in photos look good with the tan top. Now, if it were the same color as eggplant, that would look good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pac-man View Post
    Its probably a respray of medium purple pearl metalic, thats why its a little darker than the factory spray.
    It probably just looks darker because of the way the picture was taken. You could take a picture of the exact same car at the exact same time with two different cameras and get two totally different looking results. Same goes with monitors, everyone's monitor is going to be calibrated slightly different so the color of the exact same picture will look vastly different from one to the next. As someone who has worked in the publishing business for 17 years doing color correction in Photoshop, I can tell you that monitor calibration can change the color of something quite drastically.
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    You are right about that Patman. But I doubt the owner had just the new hood sprayed. Looks like they shot the whole car, to match the paint. GM metalics are very hard to match up. The colors vary in shades alot, depending on when and where they where shot. My best friend owns an auto body, been though it many times. Resprays can look great, but its tough to get the exact perfectly matched color, especially metalics.
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    Not bad for a "purple" car ... not bad at all.

    Reminds me of shopping for my wife's Saab. Wow .... here was a car on the lot that was like $3,000 cheaper than any other other deal I could find .. but ... plus it was 4 door with all leather and sunroof and all!

    But, the sales guy says "you have to close the deal right now" ... like this was at 9 at night. The car looked like a semi-dark (but odd), radiant blue.

    Made me suspicious ... why now? .... couldn't wait till the morning to bring her out. Fortunately the manager overrode his "close now" thing and gave me till 10 the next morning.

    Wifey and I got there and in the sunlight the thing was this wild-day-glow-wierd ... purple ... but weird ... like the car changed at different angles. Like Ray Charles or Stevie or Helen Keller might have loved it but ....



    I did own a wild purple Nissan long bed Pick-Em-Up .... purple with yellow racing stripes. My buddy was a cart racer and it was his "colors".

    I loved it when friends would borrow the truck to pick up stuff at Home Depot or furniture or something.

    All rusted out and jacked up too. I loved watching the "business tycoon" from down the street driving away in my "Jed Clampett Special" .... in his blue button down and Bass Weejuns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 65-to-00 View Post
    Not bad for a "purple" car ... not bad at all.

    Reminds me of shopping for my wife's Saab. ...........
    Oh, no, that's not the best one I've heard...

    When my sister and brother-in-law were teens, still in high school and dating, my future BIL called her one night and told her he'd bought a new (to him) '71 Plymouth Duster. He told her it was a nice one, red with a white top.

    The next day when he drove up in it, we nearly hurt ourselves laughing and ribbing him. The thing was just as purple as purple can be.

    That's when we learned BIL was color blind.

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    What are the wheels? Don't remember seeing anything like that.
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    Hey Six Shooter - that is my 98 c5 purple pearl coupe - 6 sp. - carbon fiber inside & under the hood - - The wife & I drove from RI to BG - then down the west coast of FL to Key West - then up the east coast - - 4,975.3 miles. GREAT RIDE!
    No problems at all - Pearl is a great ride.

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    Paul - Great looking Vette!

    Later . . . . . .
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    Spiral Gray Metallic

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    Here's another car that color!

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