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Old 03-13-2006, 11:06 AM   #1
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He guys, nice forum you've got here. I thought I'd come on in, as I may need some help with my latest purchase. I drive a silver '98 SE that is actually my Mom'*, but I'm picking up a '97 SE today. It'* got 108k miles, original owner...I'll have pics soon. Anyway, I'm 33, and we have had several Bonnies in the family. The first one was my father'* first new car, a maroon 1962 Bonneville. He later had a 1970. Then he must've taken the brown acid, because he bought a few Fords in between. Ironically, his last new car was also a maroon Bonneville, a 1988. He passed away in 1990. We've since had a 1991, and now the 1998. I bought the 1997 yesterday. It was advertised as good condition, nice leather - won't start. $800. I looked at it, and it'* actually a one-owner car, but the old guy had let his early 20-something Grandson drive it lately. I turned on the key, and not a PEEP out of the fuel pump. It'* either Light Adriatic, or Light Teal. I couldn't tell which, as it was dirty, and had a nice coat of pollen on it. It is, however, near perfect cosmetically! It has blue leather interior that is as close to perfect as it can get. I figure I'll throw a pump in it, probably an UIM on it, and go from there. It has all records from new, and the trans was rebuilt in early 2004. Anyway, I'm not new to cars, as I've had a few projects. I currently have a 1989 Jaguar XJ6 with an LT1/4L60E combo that I put in. I spun a rod bearing in it, so I'm getting another LT1 together to go in it. Anyway, good to be part of a good group. My forum family can be found at www.impalassforum.com. I've been over there for about 5 years consistently. I'll post back with pics!
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Wow. Quite the collection you got going!!

Good to see another 96-99 SE in the fold (but blue leather?? Never heard ofit!!)

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welcome....you prolly have the Majestic Teal
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Good to see another 96-99 SE in the fold (but blue leather?? Never heard ofit!!)

Welcome!

Add your location ot you profile, and you might be able to get, or be, an extra wrench while the times come (or at least a chance to talk crap and drink beer)
OK, added my location. I've never seen another blue leather interior like this, either. It'* dirty (probably from the Grandson'* use), but it'* been garaged its whole life prior to that. I wonder how rare of a color combination I have going here. When the guy called me back yesterday, he said he was returning about 10 inquires about the car. I hauled serious booty to where it was (about 45 minutes away), and beat another guy by 5 minutes. I got out, looked it over, had popped the hood and was looking around. When the other guy showed up, I said, "tell him it'* sold". He did, and only then did I get the keys, and discover that the fuel pump wasn't doing anything. Being in Texas, I don't have to worry about rust. The only other thing I know it needs is one front tire.
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welcome....you prolly have the Majestic Teal
I don't see how it could be that. This is a washed-out bluish silver. I could see it being the Light Teal, but I don't know. I'll report back tonight, once I check the SPID sheet. Have you ever seen blue leather? I was fully expecting gray when I opened the door. I didn't really look like it belonged there, but I like oddball colors, so this car and I should get along fine!

EDIT: I looked in the Rides section, and found a few Majestic Teals. Definitely not the color I'm getting. I wish I knew what I AM getting, though! Hmmmmmmm...
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Welcome to BC! Good to have another Bonnevile fiend here, always room for more.

Check your RPO codes (on the spare tire cover panel) and check them against the listing in TECHINFO above.

Also, a personal welcome to another Bonne owner with a blue interior. Mine'* not leather, just cloth, but apparently the blue wasn't too common if you can use the members here as any guage.
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i have seen the color that i think your describing.....

might be one of these

9907___30___Medium Adriatic Blue Met _________93-01
210C___42___Medium Sea Pearl Green Met_____ 96-99
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I went to paintscratch.com, as they have a pretty comprehensive color chart for most vehicles. I think the Sea Pearl would also be too dark, but it'* hard to tell from the chart. I want to believe it'* the Light Adriatic or Light Teal, just because it'* such a washed-out looking color. The fun part will be driving my new '97 to work, and telling my co-workers that I got it painted, and switched the entire interior. The next day or 2, I drive the '98, and tell 'em I didn't like the new paint and interior, and I switched it back.
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Wow, that paintscratch site is pretty cool. Pricey, but thorough!
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129U paint code = Light Teal Metallic.

The inside does have a teal tint to it. Kinda weird. Oh well, I'm off to find the problem!
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