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Old 12-28-2015, 04:18 PM   #1
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Sterling Grey or Grabber Blue

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So I'm going to be purchasing a 13-14 GT here in the next month or so.. However I'm torn between colors. Both are amazing in my book!

From you guy/gals who own either Grabber Blue or Sterling Grey, what do you like and hate about the color? Pros and cons? Can't go wrong either way, appreciate the input!

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I like gb,1970 color

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That's quite the contrast. GB is flashy and Gray blends in - as is seems invisible in a crowd. Doesn't get as much attention at the shows. But Gray does a pretty good job of hiding dirt (my Kona Blue was awful - almost like having a black car). Don't know how well GB hides dirt.
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picked Race Red because it's the fastest....but I like Sterling Grey it's a classy looking color.

+1 on they are not even close
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Sterling Grey gets my vote. Classy as Mud said.


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I love the Grabber Blue, but I hate that I can never capture how good it looks in a photograph.
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Sterling Grey or Grabber Blue

Grabber blue, no comparison.


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The GT500 Mustang in the banner above is grabber blue. What more evidence do you need?..haha.

I'd say it depends on whether you want something that blends in or something that stands out. Its nice to stand out but sometimes I definitely enjoy driving something that blends in.

For a DD I'd say the blue is better as it hides the dirt better than the dark grey.

Overall though I'd suggest the GB as its just a really unique color in person. But then again I'm a little biased.

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Sterling grey is subtle and menacing. It takes the look-at-me geegaws on the 13+ and makes them all work together extremely well. I had Candy Red metallic on my former 2012 car and that was equally classy looking and drew a lot of compliments. The grey does too. It's the best colour, bar none, for a DD as you can wash it when you feel like it.

Remember the 70s? All those fashion colours like browns, green, purples, etc. that looked cool to people then? How long before that looked like crap and missile-locked that particular car to that decade? Well, I suggest to you that fashion colours like GB and GHIG will suffer a similar fate down the road, if you keep the car that long.
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If they were identical I'd end up with Sterling. I think both are a hard pick. Depends on mileage and imperfections.
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I like GB every time I see one, but I think that I would get tired of it looking at one of my own all the time.
The Sterling has real depth though and the metalflake in it is outstanding and takes a GREAT deep shine:

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My first choice is/was GB but my second preference is the SG.
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I'm biased admittedly, but grabber blue all day every day.

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Blue if you want to stand out, Grey if you want to blend in. If you get a GB car then black accents such as black hood vents and black rims look great. If you happen to get a 11/12 the FIRST thing I would do is get blacked out tails or swap to 13/14 taillights.
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If you have a white-collar job you can't be driving the GB to the office and ever expect the boss to take you seriously; you have to have something more down to earth, the gray. If the car is no reflection of your maturity and will not stop you from getting promoted go with the blue.
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Grabber blue gets my vote also!
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Gonna have to say Sterling Grey for me, had a choice between Kona and Grey. Liked how mean the Grey looked. Also the closest to black without all of the terrors of maintenance.
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If you have a white-collar job you can't be driving the GB to the office and ever expect the boss to take you seriously; you have to have something more down to earth, the gray. If the car is no reflection of your maturity and will not stop you from getting promoted go with the blue.
Agreed. I ALMOST got the "gotta have it green" because I absolutely loved it (is actually what brought me on the lot and now a stang owner) and the color was stunning, but. ..see above. It's true.

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Gonna have to say Sterling Grey for me, had a choice between Kona and Grey. Liked how mean the Grey looked. Also the closest to black without all of the terrors of maintenance.
And then there's this. My last vehicle was a blackout. Pretty but a headache to keep clean. The gray still requires some work but it's seriously about half (or less) than black. And as stated above my post somewhere, the gray has a deeeep look after its cleaned up.

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I like both. I don't know if I could do grabber blue for an everyday driver though like others have said. Here are some pictures of really good looking SG stangs. Those pictures might have been from members on here, I can't remember.Click image for larger version

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picked Race Red because it's the fastest....but I like Sterling Grey it's a classy looking color.

+1 on they are not even close
+2 I picked Race Red - because it is flashy - but the Grey is very classy looking. I would have considered it if I had found one I liked.
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Remember the 70s? All those fashion colours like browns, green, purples, etc. that looked cool to people then? How long before that looked like crap and missile-locked that particular car to that decade? Well, I suggest to you that fashion colours like GB and GHIG will suffer a similar fate down the road, if you keep the car that long.
Yeah, because this car really looks like crap 45 years later...
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I'm biased admittedly, but grabber blue all day every day.

Absolutely all day every day.....
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Mine is Green. The more black you add and the more chrome you remove, the better it looks as it takes on a darker hue. All gloss black and green ( FP8 package is a good example ) looks very good and classy.

What color, though? What it comes down to is you buy whatever pearlcoat or tri-stage paint is available that year, no matter what car or brand you buy. It will last twice as long and look twice as good as it ages. Almost every 10 year old GM and Ford with the premium paint looks better than 3-4 year old normal paint. The same is true of Toyota and Honda and all the rest. Today's clearcoat paint is cheap and if you want it to last and have the potential to be a classic, pay for the better paint.

For those years, the other choice I'd recommend if green isn't your thing is the ruby red tri-coat. It looks significantly better in person than you'd imagine and again, the more black you add, the better it looks.

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I vote SG.

I really like that color of those wheels. I contemplated them before I got mine. Wasn't sure how it would look with a silver car.


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I prefer SG since it has a deeper sparkle to it. Grabber Blue is nice, but too plain for me since there is no metallic or pearl or sparkle in it, just plain color.
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Grabber Blue is an awesome color with a history behind it. Was rare back then and rare now. Glad I went with that color. Everyone I run into loves it. A real attention "Grabber". Nothing wrong with that. I don't like to blend in...

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Appreciate all the input. Where I'm at is that I love how GB stands out, but I love the depth metallic paint gives a car.. If I go SG, I'll do grabber blue accenting around the car (Calipers, vents, rear spoiler, mirror covers) and if I go GB I'll do black accenting. The only easy way to solve this is get one of each 😅

I'm taking into account though that this is a sports car.. And you get a sports car because you want people to notice (on top of the laundry list of personal reasons too of course). Honestly I get excited when I see a 5.0, but get REALLY excited when I see any GB mustang just because there aren't many around.. Do you think I'll get ticketed/picked out because of GB opposed to a another color?

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