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I am in my 37th yr of selling Corvettes..am I an expert? By no means...do I have experience? Absolutely. I have seen Women and Men come to the dealership
or call me up and have anywhere from 1-4 color choices right up to the moment of their order. Heck I have seen grown adults change the color of their car cover on their order!
I do understand...it can get emotional when ordering a new Corvette...especially for the very first time. If I can give anyone just one bit of advice...it would be to view the colors you are considering in the Sunshine. I currently own my 14th Corvette, it is a Laguna Blue 2014 Stingray. Right this second at Criswell Chevrolet is a Laguna Blue Convt Stingray on the showroom floor. Now Criswell has a very nice showroom but every time I see certain colors under showroom lights I gasp at how it looks...but take that same color and put it under the Sun...and BOOM...it hits me and I never question why I like this particular color. So listen up...when deciding on Paint Color for your next vehicle...see it OUTSIDE in the Sun and don't judge from inside the showroom or a color chip. Trust me...much more drastic in person.

~Below are some examples of my Stingray in different light.

-Yesterdays shade in Kent Island, MD...



-Today's Sun in my Garage...



-Two week's ago Rain at Carlisle, PA...



~Convt in showroom...






 

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Finally saw that color on a club member's c7 in sunlight. Remarkable. pics cannot do it justice.
 

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Great advise. My 2015 was going to be CGM, but thanks to GM it obviously left me at the alter. My new choice was going to be SGM, but I hadn't seen it other than pics. Anyway, we headed to Chriswell and looked at the colors they had with their 20 in stock Stingrays and they were also hosting a Vette show. The day started sunny and ended in a few sprinkles, so I got to see all of the colors in sunny and cloudy conditions. NRB became the choice as it looks much better in person then the build site. Something else to consider in person is interior color choice. I was dead set on gray, but ended up ordering jet black. Not a knock on other colors, just goes to show that if you can possibly see your choices in person, even if it means a Saturday trip, you won't have any regrets upon delivery.
 

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NRB in particular is a color that needs sunlight to be appreciated.
 

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When I placed the order for the C7 in August 2013, there were no C7 Stingrays in Vancouver,BC. The only 2 colors, I saw was cyber grey metallic on a Callaway Camaro and a NRB on a C6, both cars were at the dealership.
I was set on the CGrey (from the launching on TV) but changed my mind after seeing the color on the Camaro. Subsequently I wanted the NRB but the wife was not impressed. Then the wife wanted Artic White. Did not really like it at first but it actually grew on me. I would have happily settled on the AW (very classy color like the cyber grey) but the wife changed her mind and said it was boring. however after looking at whatever C7 photos I could get my hands on... I decided on the Laguna Blue. I have to confess that the only color that I have seen "live" was Cyber Grey and a "black". Till today (2015 Laguna Blue C7 on way by rail ...DOB (date of build/date of birth) 8/18, I have not seen the LB or the rest of the colors.
Everyone of you in the States are so very lucky to be able to see the actual color before ordering except perhaps the Shark Grey and the Orange?
 

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When I placed the order for the C7 in August 2013, there were no C7 Stingrays in Vancouver,BC. The only 2 colors, I saw was cyber grey metallic on a Callaway Camaro and a NRB on a C6, both cars were at the dealership.
I was set on the CGrey (from the launching on TV) but changed my mind after seeing the color on the Camaro. Subsequently I wanted the NRB but the wife was not impressed. Then the wife wanted Artic White. Did not really like it at first but it actually grew on me. I would have happily settled on the AW (very classy color like the cyber grey) but the wife changed her mind and said it was boring. however after looking at whatever C7 photos I could get my hands on... I decided on the Laguna Blue. I have to confess that the only color that I have seen "live" was Cyber Grey and a "black". Till today (2015 Laguna Blue C7 on way by rail ...DOB (date of build/date of birth) 8/18, I have not seen the LB or the rest of the colors.
Everyone of you in the States are so very lucky to be able to see the actual color before ordering except perhaps the Shark Grey and the Orange?
I have had customers drive 5 hrs just to see colors....then take two weeks to decide and drive back for delivery. That's 20 hrs of driving time and two weekends for them.
 

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I was/am in the same boat. For my Z06 this has been one of my hardest decisions. I have been all over the color map. First I wanted Crystal Red but saw it under the GM tent last year and said no. Then I saw the yellow stingray and was all over it. Then I saw Laguna Blue and said that's the color. But then saw my friends torch red and said that's it. Then Shark Grey came out and was 100% sure I was going with that color until I saw it in the sun. Then this new Orange came out but not being able to see it for real has me very cautious. So in the end what color did I choose and order today? Crystal Red the first color I thought about, why, after seeing it in the sun and not indoors.

Thanks to Mike for sending additional pictures of it with the red interior. Of course I still have time to change it.........
 
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