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    Question If this color were available on your V, would you have chosen it?

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    I had an '03 CTS company car in that color--what a great, deep, classy, blue. Apparently it was only available on the 2nd-gen CTS for a very short period of time after launch. A pity, IMO ('specially for the reason I heard it was pulled). Would've been my first choice for sure.

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    Re: If this color were available on your V, would you have chosen it?

    It's a good color but I prefer the Opulent blue myself.

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    They look pretty close in that pic but we know how that changes in real life. I like it either way.

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    Re: If this color were available on your V, would you have chosen it?

    I think I would have rather stuck with opulent blue. I have a (very) dark blue color on the Avant. It strikes me as utilitarian.

    If I had a chance to do-over, I would have gone for a stealth blue. Maybe Blue-diamond tricoat.

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    Re: If this color were available on your V, would you have chosen it?

    I like my blues dark but intense. Based on Google Image results, Blue Chip looks like a good shade, a little brighter than your usual Porsche "is it black?" dark blue... but it seems a bit flat, at least in photos. Apparently it was a carryover color from the first-gen CTS, as I found several 06 and 07 images.

    Most flattering photo of the color I found in a brief search:
    http://images.carlotbot.com/pictures/39893765.jpg


    Had Corvette's Night Race Blue been on the CTS-V, I might have gone for it. It does the "is it black" thing with more sparkle than Porsche, though it's a little undersaturated.

    Navy Blue Metallic (from 99-01 Corvettes, actually pearlescent not metallic) is my favorite blue. Hints of purple in oblique light. If the V had that color I'd have been all over it. If I ever get a repaint, that will be my starting point.

    http://www.corvetteblogger.com/image...2/021612_7.jpg

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    Re: If this color were available on your V, would you have chosen it?

    Quote Originally Posted by M5eater View Post
    I think I would have rather stuck with opulent blue. I have a (very) dark blue color on the Avant. It strikes me as utilitarian.

    If I had a chance to do-over, I would have gone for a stealth blue. Maybe Blue-diamond tricoat.
    Blue is my favorite color, but on this car, I prefer darker blues that still have good flop to go with her aggresive, angular styling. I mulled over Blue Diamond a bit until I saw it up close on another model; the shade plus the gold flecks just put me off. If Opulent Blue were also available at first release, I probably would've picked it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jinx View Post
    I like my blues dark but intense. Based on Google Image results, Blue Chip looks like a good shade, a little brighter than your usual Porsche "is it black?" dark blue... but it seems a bit flat, at least in photos. Apparently it was a carryover color from the first-gen CTS, as I found several 06 and 07 images.

    Most flattering photo of the color I found in a brief search:
    http://images.carlotbot.com/pictures/39893765.jpg
    Indeed, it was a carryover from the first-gen CTS. I drove an '03 for two years and I thought the paint had plenty of flop--looked great on a full sunlit day as you walked around it (and could look past the first-gen's, um, peculiarities).

    Quote Originally Posted by Jinx View Post
    Had Corvette's Night Race Blue been on the CTS-V, I might have gone for it. It does the "is it black" thing with more sparkle than Porsche, though it's a little undersaturated.
    I haven't seen it in-person, but it looks stunning in the photos I've seen.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jinx View Post
    Navy Blue Metallic (from 99-01 Corvettes, actually pearlescent not metallic) is my favorite blue. Hints of purple in oblique light. If the V had that color I'd have been all over it. If I ever get a repaint, that will be my starting point.

    http://www.corvetteblogger.com/image...2/021612_7.jpg
    Sounds/looks interesting; the Corvette looks great in a lot of interesting colors and multi-layer treatments. Great fodder for the imagination if we want to keep a re-paint "in the family."

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    Re: If this color were available on your V, would you have chosen it?

    Opulent Blue rules...if I couldn't get my hands on my Black Diamond I would have gone with the Opulent Blue, hands down. I have seen the Blue Diamond in person on the XTS and I LOVED it, but I have never seen nor heard of it on the CTS's - any model.

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    Re: If this color were available on your V, would you have chosen it?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeJCx9 View Post
    Opulent Blue rules...if I couldn't get my hands on my Black Diamond I would have gone with the Opulent Blue, hands down. I have seen the Blue Diamond in person on the XTS and I LOVED it, but I have never seen nor heard of it on the CTS's - any model.
    BDT was only avaliable for one model year if I remember right.


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    Re: If this color were available on your V, would you have chosen it?

    My sister has a BDT 09, beautiful color. Wish they still had the Black Sapphire/Blue Chip color available. I had two STS's that color. Loved it.

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    Re: If this color were available on your V, would you have chosen it?

    BDT=yuck. OBM is much better. I could have gone with the Blue Chip as well.

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    Re: If this color were available on your V, would you have chosen it?

    Quote Originally Posted by M5eater View Post
    BDT was only avaliable for one model year if I remember right.

    I guess I was mistaken b/c that's not the color...this was the color. It almost looks black, but not in the sunlight it's beautiful...multiple colors and specks of flake.

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    Re: If this color were available on your V, would you have chosen it?

    Is that an ATS or '14 CTS? (haven't developed my ATS vs. '14 CTS spotting skillz yet) I believe that color is also available on the Escalade of all things... Looked nice on the color chip at the dealer...

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    Re: If this color were available on your V, would you have chosen it?

    ^^^^
    Neither. It's an XTS.

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    Re: If this color were available on your V, would you have chosen it?

    ^^^Thanks. I just don't think of that model for some reason...

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