I just saw a Dodge truck at a Walmart which appeared to be new and was
burnt orange in color. Upon leaving the Walmart I saw a 07 vette
also the same color. Off topic: the vette had to be an '07 with a
license plate that read "07vette" (nice name).
Is it just a coincidence or is burnt orange a popular color? If it
matters it was in the south.
It came out on the 05 as Daytona Sunset Orange, later changed to Atomic Orange
to get it to sell. Low percentage of sales but strongly defended as the best
color out there by those that have them. Only 2,981 were produced out of total
production of 37,372 and I haven't seen 2006 numbers yet to see if the color
change got it out of the dumper.
Burnt orange is back and hot just peek at this and you will see
Chevrolet is proud of this I cannot keep them on my lot
First off you have to have them to keep them on "your lot" and second Chevrolet
is "proud" of that color and not just trying to sell it? Burnt orange is back
from where, don't remember it being here the first time? I must admit that its
second year sales are impressive. The more pickups you see it on the better it
will get. Just out of curiosity how many have you sold and do you have any on
"your lot" now?
Red 29.5% (4 different shades)
Silver 18.4 %
Yellow 7.4% (the hot color 5 years ago at 9.4% with a $600 premium)
Yellow 23.3% (new shade)
Silver 15.6 %
Orange 4.5% (Hot?)
Spiral gray that came out in 2003 sold more than the orange (9%), and was
dropped after the second year while out selling it again (10%).
Thanks Dad for the interesting stats. I've seen some white vettes tho
not many and I guess your stats tell me why. For some reason, I
usually like white cars but I've seen perhaps 2 white C5's and for me,
white didn't do the car justice but beauty is in the eye of the
beholder so if someone else loves white vettes, no problem. I have to
admit, the burnt orange vehicles looked real nice, tho a bit too
flashy for my taste.
The first C5 I drove was a white one and I ordered a black one because it made
the big ass look smaller. White is only kept around because of the first one
being white, JMHO, never had one but think they are much better than the orange.
I think you either love it or hate it, no choice as far as I'm concerned. They
dropped white one year IIRC and dropped black for a number of years, colors come
and go and if we're lucky burnt orange will be dropped.
Durng my Sunday romp, I met up with a '38 Chevy business coupe--done in
ermine white with burnt orange flames. Definitely a trendsetter!
Possibly an improvement over 'gunmetal' one of the trendsetting colors
from the late 30's.
Is that you Forrest? Don't be so narrow minded, when you buy paint Burnt Orange
is considered a red. Many of the Corvette reds were actually orange, its red
engine was the same , nearly, as Allis Chalmers orange. The shades of red would
blow your mind and they all look awesome when freshly painted. Personally I like
the blue tinted reds, over the yellow tinted. The reds seem to attract the
Gestapo while the other colors will get by them. Well, that's almost true, the
only Corvette I've ever gotten a ticket with is the one I'm driving now. Been
stopped in most all of them but just a warning or a curious cop. My '98 would
have been red but they dropped red interior that year, only had maroon, go
You're right about the LaMans blue doing nothing for a car, unless it's spotless
and in the sunlight. I had an 04 for about 9 months and it was dead when wet,
shaded, a little dirty, and at night. The silver I now drive is just as good
looking in all of those conditions and I spend less time cleaning it and more
time driving it.
You may see more that just color changes in '08. There could well be a re-skin,
update of the C6 along with another undeserved generation change to C7. As much
as they have played with the red on this generation hopefully they will do
something with the blue, but I've seen no indication there is anything coming
soon. Not sure what they are doing but after waiting from the last of June
telling the dealer what I wanted ordered until last week my order was cancelled
by me. Not playing their game any more, stupid allotment BS.
With a sales jump of MINUS 3351 units from '05 to '06, even with 6272 Z06 being
added, there is no doubt that GM has its finger on the pulse of Corvette sales.
They must be spending to much time building XLRs, yeah right!
Thanks the detailed response. I have a loaded '87 blue I'm looking to
sell with 18,500 on it with my eye on something new in late summer of '07
probably. Caught the Carlisle show and saw the new "orange" and "reds"
but as mentioned, totally unimpressed with the blue, which my wife and I
had both settled in on.......before seeing it live. have ruled out all
but your silver and did like the looks of that with black insides. Will
probably go that route if the blue stays the same.
Interesting that you talked about a re-skin. Care to share where you
think they might go with this? C7? Holy cow Batman! Didn't expect that
one for several years. Still a little edgy about GM's financial problems
too. ZO6 is out of the question but a good, base car with auto is where
we're going with this. Not really looking for resale here, but a drivable
car. In fact, I've had the '87 since March of '88 and plan on the same
with the next one. It'll probably have to go into the will rather than
worry about me doing a resale. :-)
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