How did you decide on the color of your GT350?

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  1. Jakl

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    I've been shopping a while for a new car for myself, started way back almost 2 years ago but the wife won that one and got a 2015 Grand Cherokee.

    My turn finally and I am having the hardest time deciding on a color. It's difficult, but very reassuring when every color looks fantastic to me. Some cars just have to be a certain color, but it seems like this car can pull off any paint it's offered in. That right there is what tells me this car has the right look in my eye. I had cross shopped the ZL1, but for one I don't fit, and second it really needs a couple specific colors to look decent. Just way too over the top.

    Back on topic... How did everyone come to their decision on what color to get on your car? For me I've always loved and wanted a car in a really deep color. Not necessarily dark, but paint with depth. I used to have a silver LS1 Camaro and no matter how much I waxed it, the thing just looked bland.

    Grabber blue really keeps me coming back. I've never looked closely in person but online it looks spectacular. Lightning blue, ruby red, and magnetic are all in the running too. The rest look amazing as well but I had to narrow it down to something. White looks awesome with the contrasting black parts but the wife's Jeep is already black and I want something a little more exciting in the color department.

    So how did y'all make up your mind? Car shows, roaming from dealer to dealer, or did one just call your name?
     
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    What you're going through is not uncommon. I too found out that this car looks absolutely fantastic in any color, and you really can't go wrong. When I was looking online for any GT350 videos at all, one of the videos I found just displayed one of the finest(IMO) examples I had seen at that point: [ame]

    It was a lower key color, but the stripes made it pop a bit more to where it isn't over the top but was still very noticeable, and it was just a really unique combo that I have never seen. I was instantly sold once I saw that youtube video.

    However, Ruby Red was not available in 2016, if it was it would be in equal running with the combo I have now. 100+ of those youtube views are from me :lol:
     
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    Avalanche gray was the only color exclusive to the shelby, not available on a regular mustang. A member here was nice enough to let me check out the car in person. Some complain it looks like primer but to me it looks very unique so i pulled the trigger on it.
     
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    Every buyer (probably) went through your experience. It is a tough decision and one you'll have to live with for a while. Some of the thoughts I had...

    What's my favorite color? (blue)
    Do I want the classic scheme? (white with blue stripes)
    Is it a "ticket me" color? (Red was out for me though I like the look, this one is debateable and probably not very important)
    How am I going to feel about the color in a year or two or more? (AG was on the short list but I decided it would get old for me)
    Does the color cost extra? (Yellow)

    In the end I narrowed it down to blue/white or white/blue and started searching.

    Good luck with your decision!
     
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    Wanted blue with white, the wife sent me a pic of her and the kid at the dealer and said we like the white with blue, guess what I bought?
     
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    My competition orange track pack was the by far the best deal on a slightly used gt350 (300 miles used), when I went to check it out was in awe, still am
     
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    Wanted white with blue originally. I have always loved the traditional Shelby white with blue. Then I sat in a blue with white. Saw it in person and had to have it. Then I kept going back and forth between the two. Price was the final factor. Blue with white wanted 5K over. White with blue was MSRP. White and blue it was. No regrets. My favorite color is blue but not grabber blue. The darker blue.
     
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    The truth is, no color is the wrong color, however there is always that one color that speaks to you. For me, it was Race Red.
     
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    I think most of the colors look great and a few.... not so much. Hard to pick. Had to go with traditional colors (white w blue/OTT). The red pin striping on the R really pops. :headbang:

    Good luck picking :cheers:
     
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    Blue variants have always been my favorite colors in a mustang and when I ordered my GT350 I originally ordered Deep Impact Blue. I spent 3 years building my 1970 Mach 1 and when I decided that I would replace that car, I went back after a week and changed my order to Competition Orange. I am glad I did, it is a head turner, but that color is no longer available.

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    As others have said, these cars look great in any color combination. That didn't help me at all. Usually, I can narrow the choice by excluding some colors. Not so with the Shelby.

    I love the darker colors, but because of too many near misses in my Magnetic Gray Tacoma, I decided on a lighter color. I have always liked the classic white with blue stripes, so I ordered that. After placing the order I went back and forth. Normally I'm a decisive sort of guy, but the color choice dogged me this time. I acted like my ex-wife playing interior decorator.

    In the end-game, I stuck with white/blue stripes. Love the color but it attracts a lot of attention; some good, some not so good. Maybe I should have gone stripeless or a picked a more subdued color. Nah.....
     
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    Was tough, tough but gotta go with what you REALLY love.
     
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    I wanted pearl white. next fav Ag
     
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    I go and rule out white but all these compelling reasons why I shouldn't. Lightning and Ruby are both available on GTs right? I might have to go look at those to get an idea. There are white, black and grabber GT350s nearby at least.
     
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    I chose Lightning Blue with White stripes partly because one of my good friends has a 1st Gen GT350 that's dark blue with white stripes and I always thought that car looked amazing. Seeing that similar color combo on the new car looks amazing as well. BOOM.
     
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    I really racked my brain with this one. I love a black mustang, always thought that a Mustang never looked better in black, and always a head turner, my 15 GT was black, but I did not want the 350 in black. Why? Because I thought all the black trim, such as the front winglets, side skirts, center vent, and fender vents, would all blend in, and I wanted that stuff to stand out. I loved it in Metallic Grey, but my biggest problem with that is it seemed every 350 I saw was that color, with black stripes. There's a handful of 350's in my local mustang group, and they're all that same color, so why get the same thing? My next color was Race Red. Thought it was gorgeous in that color, and I'm not a fan of red cars, however I couldn't find one in that color within a 1500 mile radius that didn't have a 10k+ non-negotiable ADM. But, then I saw a picture of a 350R in black with matte stripes, and that made me fall back in love with the black. So, finally got one with no mark up, in my favorite but unwanted color, black.

    (BTW, this is the picture that I saw, and ultimately what my 350 now looks like, minus the R bits) 20150605_165132 (1280x720).jpg
     
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    Black cars have always been my calling card. Blame Mad Max, Batman and Night Rider. My '12 GT500 was black and I thought it was the best color on that generation mustang. On the 2017 though I thought shadow black looked good but was not the best color on the non R so I went with Magnetic grey with .... black stripes of course. I'm happy with my choice.
     
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    Process of elimination
     
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    If depth is what you're after, I definitely recommend one of the metallic colors.

    I'm very pleased with how deep my Deep Impact Blue is. In my case the decision was easy. I always loved how great the last gen GT500 looked in DIB with white stripes, so it was my top choice from the start. When I heard it was being discontinued for '17, I wanted DIB even more.

    But if I were buying a '17, the decision would've been much harder. Lightning is nice, but a little too popular. I'd lean towards Grabber, it's more unique and only available for the 17 model year. I prefer colors that aren't so ubiquitous.

    Also, I never buy a color based on pics alone. Always best to see it in person.
     
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    For me it's Ruby Red. If you want a car that is really deep in color this is it! It's absolutely amazing in the sunlight. The color explodes and is deep and rich. I owned a Ruby Red GT California which I just got rid of for a 2017 GT350 in Ruby Red. There are a lot of great colors but for me this color is killer! Good Luck!!

    These are borrowed from another thread but look at the Ruby Red thread. Lots of great pictures. Just bought mine last week so once she is all shined up I will post some pictures.

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