: 1976 Fleetwood Limousine Repaint... Color?



Fleet
04-30-09, 10:22 PM
Eventually, my '76 Fleetwood Seventy-Five Limousine will need a repaint. (Actually, it could use one now.) The original paint is faded and there is a lot of spider-webbing.

It is currently black with a black vinyl top and I am deciding which color to have it repainted. Keep it black or a dark blue with dark blue vinyl roof.

I already have one black Cadillac ('69 Fleetwood Brougham) so it would be nice to have a blue one.

Here are some photos to compare and a chance to vote!
Left pic: my '76; Right: a blue '74.
http://i44.tinypic.com/1z5kgwn.jpghttp://i41.tinypic.com/2rnhks7.jpg

Aron9000
04-30-09, 11:54 PM
What color is the interior?

I'd go for black, keep it orginal.

Fleet
05-01-09, 12:59 AM
I did forget to mention the interior. It is black.http://i41.tinypic.com/o6dylh.jpg

cadillac_al
05-01-09, 09:07 AM
I was thinking dark blue when I read the title but after seeing the pics I think that car should stay black. Nice ride.

jayoldschool
05-01-09, 09:10 AM
Black!

Do you have it registered for movie work? As soon as you get it painted, you should...

Fleet
05-01-09, 03:47 PM
Black!

Do you have it registered for movie work? As soon as you get it painted, you should...
My '69 Fleetwood Brougham was used in one scene for a TV series ("Cold Case").
No movie scenes yet for the limo.

Fleet
05-01-09, 03:48 PM
I was thinking dark blue when I read the title but after seeing the pics I think that car should stay black. Nice ride.
Glad you like it. I will have owned it 10 years when July gets here (bought July 9, 1999).

77CDV
05-01-09, 05:30 PM
Black is the only proper color for a Fleetwood Series 75 formal limousine.

Aron9000
05-02-09, 12:31 AM
Black is the only proper color for a Fleetwood Series 75 formal limousine.

Come on now, mint green is a 100x better color on a limo:thumbsup:

77CDV
05-02-09, 12:57 AM
:vomit:

Aron9000
05-03-09, 03:56 AM
:vomit:

Hope you caught the sarcasm in that post.

A very dark grey might look good on a factory limo, but you just can't beat a really clean black limo.

MT-ED
05-03-09, 06:27 PM
Black.......dark black.....black :thepan: black :thepan: black :thepan: black.

Wonderfully elegant automobile sir.

With fresh paint (black remember) it will be simply stunning.

Martin.

77CDV
05-04-09, 12:59 AM
Hope you caught the sarcasm in that post.

A very dark grey might look good on a factory limo, but you just can't beat a really clean black limo.

Funny thing is, I've seen one in that factory minty green that was so popular in the mid-70. It had a tan interior, but it was a 9 passenger sedan rather than the formal limousine. I can't say it was completely horrible, but it was not what I'd call distiguished.

Fleet
05-05-09, 12:57 AM
Black.......dark black.....black :thepan: black :thepan: black :thepan: black.

So what color do you prefer? :D


Wonderfully elegant automobile sir.

Thanks. I've owned it since July, 1999 and am still impressed by it.


With fresh paint (black remember) it will be simply stunning.

Martin

They do look great in black. Something to consider.

Fleet
05-05-09, 12:59 AM
Funny thing is, I've seen one in that factory minty green that was so popular in the mid-70. It had a tan interior, but it was a 9 passenger sedan rather than the formal limousine. I can't say it was completely horrible, but it was not what I'd call distiguished.
A few years back someone had photos of his '72 green Fleetwood Limousine on the internet. He was not thrilled with the (original) green color. I remember his first name is Dave.

Benzilla
05-08-09, 07:20 AM
Black would be the obvious choice. Either that or some kind of metallic grey. Also, somehow I think a really formal, really dark forest green metallic might look good with the black interior.

By the way, Fleet, how do you go about getting a car listed for movie work? This sounds interesting.

Fleet
05-08-09, 08:11 PM
Black would be the obvious choice. Either that or some kind of metallic grey. Also, somehow I think a really formal, really dark forest green metallic might look good with the black interior.

I am leaning toward dark blue.


By the way, Fleet, how do you go about getting a car listed for movie work? This sounds interesting.A Cadillac friend gave me phone number to a company which uses all type of cars for movies, TV and commercials.