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Old 06-16-2010, 04:41 AM   #1
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Best Forum friends,

I am at the final stage of determining the color of my 68 Mustang GT R code Coupe.
Marti ELITE reports states the car was the following color combination:

Sunlite Gold paint, Ford #3073-A
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Tinted Glass

I have spent long and hard earned money on restoring this coupe to its former glory.... However, I just can not visualize this color combination.
Now my question to this forum.... Can anyone out there share any photos with me to try to get an idea of what this could look like finished?

Anything is more then I have now!

Thank you in advance from Belgium!
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Old 06-16-2010, 04:46 AM   #2
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Old 06-16-2010, 04:49 AM   #3
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Some coupe ones for you
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:17 AM   #5
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Thank you for the pictures!

Is there anyone who can provide me with the sunlite gold and parchment top color combination. Perhaps even as far as a GT with its color of its C stripe as well???

nba1341, I still have to find out what colors were the C strip and the hood color stripe for this car. It has been stated in different forums, 428 Cobra Jet forum, that all 68.5 ram air cars had a hood stripe that went up till the front window.

I see on the coupe you sent that with the Black top, it has the black C strip and that looks really nice. I just don't know what color the hood would be if the top what parchment color.

Comments/thoughts/best guesses are always welcome.
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Old 06-17-2010, 05:29 AM   #6
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I'm glad to see someone else going with a true classic color instead of the common colors you see today. Not that anything is wrong with those colors.
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Old 07-10-2011, 02:15 AM   #7
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I'm glad to see someone else going with a true classic color instead of the common colors you see today. Not that anything is wrong with those colors.
I know this is an old thread, but the topic is current for me, and here is my two cents ! :

I recently bought a '68 J code that came with the Sunlit Gold exterior (Ugh in my humble opinion) and the Nugget Gold deluxe interior and am going through the same mental anguish over original fugly color (again MHO) versus a true, bright Gold that would look better.

To make matters worse, I am also working on a '67 "Sauterne Gold" (double ugh) that looks more like an Olive Drab.

I've got half a mind to paint them both a Candy Apple Gold with some flake or something because I just cannot stomach these original colors ! The Sunlit Gold is actually more like a copper color.

In any event, I would like to keep the '68 GT as original as possible but just can't see putting that much work in a car and feel forced to go with a color that is really disappointing.

Please feel free to comment on this thread and these thoughts !
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Mickman,

I can feel your mental pain....

For what its worth..... I am still getting use to the color of my R code. Going from dark blue with a white top to the Sunlit Gold with Black top with Gt stripes(Black) and CJ hood stripe (black) still takes some getting use to.

But I can tell you this.... If done right, the car looks amazing... In the evening its different then in the morning then in the shade then in the sun.... the cars color is just hard to describe.

Would I do it again after all has been said/done/paid for......

YES I would.....

but at the end of the day..... its your car and you have to enjoy it....

Be it red, green, blue or Sunlit Gold

Grtz and good luck

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Old 07-13-2011, 08:43 PM   #9
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My .02 is that I like the gold color along with the parchment interior.

I love the retro look.... but the engine NEEDS to be the early Ford engine gold also...
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:01 PM   #10
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Belstang, good luck with your car. Any pics so far ?

The anguish for me is wanting to keep things as original as possible, almost concours, but still have a car you love.

I could probably learn to love the Sunlit Gold and I think it's already growing on me. To me, originality is worth its weight in gold (no pun intended !)

Anyhow good luck with your car, a 68 R code is a real rare beast !
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:22 PM   #11
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I hope you stayed with the gold on gold mic . rare color combination and one that looks great.
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The black top and C stripe on this car really make that gold stand out, really think this car is stunning.

Ultimately it's your car and you'll have to live with it, paint it something YOU really like.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:54 PM   #13
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honestly i was never a fan of the gold but till seeing it with the black vinyl it has started to grow on me! i say do it just like the factory put it out it would look sweet
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:36 AM   #14
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Thought that I would post a picture of how the car ended up, But can't figure how to post picture..... Rather work on cars then computers!!!!
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Using the reply window, click "Go Advanced" at the bottom and use "manage attachments" to attach pics from your computer. Might have to resize them smaller but they come up as thumbnails like this.
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:00 AM   #16
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BelStang, it's not too hard, and worth the half-hour or so it takes to learn. After all, "a picture is worth a thousand words" and we would all much appreciate it.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:14 AM   #17
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Sorry,,, I dont see the ""manage Attatchments"" ...I got the ""Go Advanced"" part...

I see the ""insert image"" button but then its asks ""Please enter the URL of your image""???

What every happened to cut and past
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You have to upload your pics to "Photobucket" and then just put a link to them.

There are few threads on how to do it - "How do you Post Pics" or something like that if you search the forum.

Looking forward to your pictures !
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:47 PM   #19
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I use Facebook to host my pictures and then hang them here.

I too, would like to see this "Gold". Like previously posted, I am a fan of the old school colours. It kinda completes the whole old school look. It's why I kept to the original Emerald Green. Not too many Emerald Green fastbacks out there, a few Highland Mountain Green (Bullet replicas) and I've never seen a gold Mustang at a car show yet.


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Musnicki, my problem with the "Sunlit Gold" is that I don't think it's even gold ! It's more like a bronze or copper. I dig the color of your car - Emerald Green - but this gold is rough on the eyes IMHO. It's really flat - as you can see in the pics of the vinyl top car above - and just doesn't work for me. I dig originality and that's why I'm struggling with the same issue that Belstang is - the car came that color but man, to go with it again in this day and age is tough.

I think I'm going to go with a gold flake almost - something that has some pop and at least will be gold when you look at the door tag and then the color of the car - plus the Ivy Gold or Nugget Gold interior - should be a good combo. But then again who knows - check out the attached for another image of a Sunlit Gold '68.

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