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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-10-2016, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Ember Red vs Riverside Red

I know that the riverside red wasn't a color that came on a 64 impala but what is the difference compared to Ember Red. I only have pictures to reference. I would like to know more about the two, from people who have actually seen both colors in person. It would appear to me that they are almost the same color except that the riverside red is a little more red, and that ember has a slight orange to it. I'm thinking about in the next month or so repainting my impala. Right now it's a toss up between the two.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-11-2016, 09:06 AM
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I would go to your area's car shows and dealer show rooms to find a red you like. Few are repainted the factory color since everyone has gone to water based paints most user a more modern color off their favorite sports car (BMW, Jag, Caddy Corvette, or Ford Mustang, or HellCat). It used to be if you wanted to get your car in Popular Hot Rodding magazine you had to paint it red as that was the only color the editor liked so all the featured cars were red (the real reason was spot advertising used red ink so they chose a red car to save money when printing the mag).

I think I'm going top paint my next project Copper metallic with metallic Gold colored rally stripes, because I am tired of solid silver and red cars.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-12-2016, 01:30 AM Thread Starter
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I want to go with red for two reasons. One, it's my favorite color. Two, the car is already red. I will admit that there is more than enough red classic cars but, there's just as many black or silver, and probably even more white and blue. I want my car a stock or at least year correct color. I don't know why really. Maybe I'm half retarded or something.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-12-2016, 02:25 PM
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I have no idea what the original color was. It will be on your trim Tag (assumes it left the factory red). Once you have the correct code letter for the red you want (there are sites that list the RPO options for all of these old cars so you can find out what the original purchaser had to choose from) it can be mixed at any professional paint shop.

Not faulting your choice of color, just pointing out how frequently a red car is encountered.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-13-2016, 10:38 AM
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Try Googling "64 Impala color chart".


This is what I came up with. The Riverside Red is a brighter red, while the Ember red is more dark towards the maroon side of the red scale.


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1964 Chevrolet Paint Chips - xFrameChevy.com


And if you interested in having one:


http://www.ebay.com/itm/1964-CHEVROL...xST5wN&vxp=mtr

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