GoKart 800 Paint Colors

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Tom Luttenbacher
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GoKart 800 Paint Colors

Post by Tom Luttenbacher » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:00 pm

Hello, does anyone remember what colors besides Red and Green the 800's sported? Thanks

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Re: GoKart 800 Paint Colors

Post by ted johnson » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:15 am

Tom, the first 800's were mostly monochromatic red, but there were a few that were mono blue or yellow. The '61's and the 1200's were candy red, candy blue or candy green. We never sold any candy green ones, and probably 90% of the ones we sold were candy red. My personal 1200 was candy blue. Ted

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Re: GoKart 800 Paint Colors

Post by Tom Luttenbacher » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:24 am

Thanks Ted, I figured if anyone would know it would be you. Hope you are doing well and thanks for the info, now to find out what "monochromatic" is. Tom

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Re: GoKart 800 Paint Colors

Post by Russ Smith » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:58 am

Ted..........are you sure the very early 1960 800's were not candy red? I ask because I've been criticized because my early '60 800 is monochromatic red and was told it was incorrect and should be candy red.

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Re: GoKart 800 Paint Colors

Post by ted johnson » Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:02 pm

Russ, I just remember there was a new high seatback 800 in the Orlando area, and it was just plain non-metallic cherry red, with the red and white upholstery. Darn thing was an eye opener. Single Mc10, and went around corners so fast that it ate most of the twin PP82's and West Bend 700's for supper. The guy looked like he was out for a Sunday drive. Sure got mine and Pop's attention. Ted

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Re: GoKart 800 Paint Colors

Post by Tom Luttenbacher » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:50 am

Ted, Russ. I found a 1960 Go Kart Mfg ad it has a ready to ride 800, Clinton A400 with "Baked on Racing Team Red paint, upholstery, plating-- $219.00.

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