It's been a while since Chevrolet offered its Corvette with green paint – well over a decade, in fact. We've known for a while that the new C7 Stingray would be available in Lime Rock Green, but haven't seen it up until now in anything but the antiseptic studio shots offered up on the Corvette's configurator. Well, we can now cross it off the list – at least online – as the first production example has been caught on video at the Lone Star Classic Corvette show by the folks at NCM Insurance.

According to CorvetteBlogger, the last production model to feature such verdant paint dates to 2001, when Chevy offered its sports car in Dark Bowling Green Metallic. But when we think of Vettes in this color spectrum, we tend to think of the Polo Green C4, a deep shade this paint reminds us of. This particular Stingray is fitted with the Z51 performance package, along with the 3LT Brownstone interior. As we think Z51-equipped cars tend to look better in darker shades (which better integrate/disguise the package's additional ductwork), this Lime Rock Green looks pretty good to our eyes.

We haven't seen new green sports cars in some time – perhaps cars like this C7 and the British Racing Green Metallic 2014 Jaguar F-Type will kickstart a revival. What do you think, does the C7 look good in green? Check out the video below and then have your say in Comments.


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      KyleR
      • 1 Year Ago
      After seeing it on the colorizer on the website, I didn't think it was going to look that great. But after seeing on video, HOT DAMN. That is one hell of a color for one hell of car. We need more greens in the industry.
        KingBrian
        • 1 Year Ago
        @KyleR
        Couldn't agree more, KyleR, I bought a Legend Lime green Mustang in 05, and it was the only year they made that color. I think it was way more eye-catching than the 1000 black and blue ones. Sadly, the ex got it in the divorce, only because she had been driving it for over a year by herself since I moved out, and I knew that it would be halfway to the junkyard by then, so I took the Grand Am and went on my merry way. But I STILL miss that car :(
      atomicbri2005
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yeah I'm liking the green in this.
      Jesus!
      • 1 Year Ago
      I really like green. My favorite is probably the greens from the original Explorer and the 2nd generation. I do not know why green has kinda disappeared on a lot of models but I do hope it comes back strong. But so long as it is not like the 99 Mustang green that was awful. I do like Gotta Have It Green on the current Mustang though.
        Jonathan Wayne
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jesus!
        Are you talking about the Eddie Bauer green, that was an awesome green.
          Jesus!
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jonathan Wayne
          Yes sir! So nice. Perfect shade with metallic.
        Chris
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jesus!
        I think the reason why green disappeared for a while is because it was on pretty much everything back in the 90s, and people grew tired of it. It's kind of what dark blue, silver, and different variations of gray are starting to become. I am hoping enough time has passed, and people are ready for some more green cars. I miss a lot of the dark greens and teals of the day.
      mike
      • 1 Year Ago
      The color is gorgeous. Subdued colors on a high-performance machine really does something for me. Also, regarding all the people still complaining about the tail lamps: I'm willing to wager that about 80% don't own, never have owned, and/or never will own a Chevrolet Corvette.
        davebo357
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mike
        When I first saw the taillights I thought it was a little too much of a departure, but I thought it may grow on me. Now that it's been out a while, I can't say I'm in love with them but I'm certainly getting used to them and they're certainly not a dealbreaker for me. When it does come time to pick up a C7 I know what color is at the top of my list now.
        john
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mike
        So can we disregard the positive viewpoints of non-owners as well then?
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mike
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      Herb
      • 1 Year Ago
      What a beauty.
      diffrunt
      • 1 Year Ago
      Dark Bowling Green Metallic on the C5's is my lifetime fav, used it on my C2 custom. Gathering dust in an Ohio vette museum now.
      IOMTT
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nice tease. A fond reminder of the last new Vette I bought. A 96 Polo green/tan LT4. The days of no responsibility and lots of disposable income long gone. Always loved dark green on pretty much any year Vette.
      Just Me
      • 1 Year Ago
      Perhaps not my first choice color, but I think it looks very good.
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 1 Year Ago
      That looks really really good. Damn that's nice.
      John
      • 1 Year Ago
      Didn't think I would like it but it suits the car very well.
      Josh
      • 1 Year Ago
      Now if only FoMoCo will bring back 'Highland Green' for the new 2015 S550 Mustang then we'll have the green muscle car/domestic car trifecta!
      BOB
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like Green, I had a Goodwood Green 67 427 w/white spear.
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