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What's the name of this color??


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Dec 6, 2000
Bradenton, FL
'90 ZR-1 #3010
Hi all, I was driving around today and noticed a C5 coming at me from the other direction. It was a very cool color. It resembles the Charcoal-Metallic color used in the early 90's on the C-4's. I was wondering if anyone knew what color this was and if anyone has any pic's of C-5's in that color. Thanks....

Hey!..thanks for responding '87:)....no, it is a darker color that the pewter....it's pretty dark.
don't have a new "black book" (if it's even in there yet), so i can't help ya much. :(
It could have been 1 of 5 possible colors: Fairway Green Metallic, Nassau Blue Metallic, Navy Blue Metallic, Medium Purple Pearl Metallic, Dark Bowling Green Metallic.....depending on the lighting.
Rob, I think it's the medium purple pearl. Very sharp color. I actually saw 2 today within 30 seconds of each other & there is a light purplish tint. Thanks for clearing that up:)
1987 Z51 said:
don't have a new "black book" (if it's even in there yet), so i can't help ya much. :(

The 2001 "Black Book" is out. I saw it today at the National Automobile Museum in Reno. And yes, I'm kicking my self for not picking it up when I had the chance...:)
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The National Corvette Museum also sells them in the Corvette Gift Store. Check out http://www.corvettemuseum.com

Look for Corvette Store and scroll to the bottom of the page and you will see it. Hope this helps!

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