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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-21-2005, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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French Blue GTV pic?

Anyone have a pic of a French Blue GTV with decent paint? I have searched and found just about every blue on a GTV except French blue.

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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-22-2005, 01:19 PM
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Send a message to Alfajack here on the bb. His 69 GTV is under restoration and its original color is French Blue. He really had a hard time finding a correct match. It seems that all the current formulations are either too bright or too light.

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THis belongs to a fellow BBer. I can probalby track down the Ditzler code if you need it.
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Isn't that LeMans Blue as opposed to French Blue?

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Either way, Sweeeeeeeeeet.

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See the "Attention All GTV Owners" Thread. THere is a French blue GTV that is a bit darker than the one pictured above.
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Yes, the pic above is definitely not French blue. I looked through the "attention all gtv owner's" thread and saw some of the standard blue, but they all looked to dark to be French blue. Maybe Alfajack will send me a pic.

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Yes, the pic above is definitely not French blue. I looked through the "attention all gtv owner's" thread and saw some of the standard blue, but they all looked to dark to be French blue. Maybe Alfajack will send me a pic.
If he does, please post it...French Blue is high on my list of prospect colors for when I repaint my GTV, but it would be nice to see a car that's already painted that color.

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Go To ...bobcor Web Site ...there A Blue 74 Gtv For Sale ...dont Know If It French Blue
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Maybe that is French Blue..looks good. I have attached the pic from his site. It looks really close to my 69 which has the original French Blue on it, except mine is not looking so good.
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French blue is close to what i have on my gtv minus the metallic.

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French Blue or Lemans blue,
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Courtesy of Tubut's color reference thread in the Restoration section:
French Blue and Le Mans blue...definitely different.
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Courtesy of Tubut's color reference thread in the Restoration section:
French Blue and Le Mans blue...definitely different.
I agree. Look also at this post in the same thread for matching interiors.

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post #15 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-23-2005, 02:41 AM
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From a fellow clubowner in Holland:

edit, it was a Blu Pervinca...., sorry....

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