Thanks gents - a lot of responses here and a lot of ideas.
I've been considering a lot of ideas over the last few days but I'm thinking a colour change respray is going to be just far too expensive and so its going to have a 3/4 respray - front bumper, bonnet, sides in the same Vela blue.
I do like red but I've had that before on my Fiat Coupe 20VT LE. It looked absolutely stunning (and I DO think red is the best colour for the GTV) but I don't think it left the right impression with a lot of people - esp the ladies. Its the "bloke in a big red powerful car" "raised eyebrow" reaction
- you know what I mean.
So this time I wanted a colour which was a little more understated and refined. Something I think Vela blue does perfectly - but it just lacks a little something special. This is probably because the paintwork is a little rough at the moment and the weather is as grim as it gets.
I love the ideas above about adding a Tan Interior. I remember driving a Ferrari on one of those track-experience courses. That was dark metallic blue with tan leather - looked great. Something to definitely look out for which could possibly cost me nothing. My black interior is in excellent condition and would fetch as much as a tan replacement I would hope.
I also love the colour of the cup alloy wheels - I never noticed they were a little darker. They kinda look titanium-ish I suppose. Could look good with Vela blue.
Also, has anyone got a paint code?
What do you think?