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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old May 19th, 16, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
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Odd color combo on 69 chevelle I think

Looking at a 69 chevelle and the cowl tag has 762 for blue interior and 69c for paint witch is silver metalic. Is it me or does this seem to be a very odd color combo? Or am I interpreting these codes wrong?
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Re: Odd color combo on 69 chevelle I think

You read the codes right. Unusual, yes. It may sound unattractive but it was a factory combination. I have seen a clean example of Cortez Silver with a dark blue vinyl roof cover and dark blue interior. It actually looked really good (the car was an SS396 that was mint). Like any silver metallic car, it needs to be impeccably clean to look its best.

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Re: Odd color combo on 69 chevelle I think

Silver with dark blue vinyl top and blue interior. Seems like an unusual combo but would definitely be different than anything else out there.

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Re: Odd color combo on 69 chevelle I think

It would be a color combo for the hotter climate states where dark colors are unwanted. So if you are in the colder areas of the US they would not be as popular as darker colors.
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You read the codes right. Unusual, yes. It may sound unattractive but it was a factory combination. I have seen a clean example of Cortez Silver with a dark blue vinyl roof cover and dark blue interior. It actually looked really good (the car was an SS396 that was mint). Like any silver metallic car, it needs to be impeccably clean to look its best.
The factory put together some combos you would think would look terrible, but actually are well coordinated. My father owns a 67 El Camino turquoise with gold interior, factory. It looks awesome, but was very skeptical when he said he was going back original.
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Re: Odd color combo on 69 chevelle I think

GM used to have a department called "Color and Design". Every color combination had to be approved before being added to the list of approved combinations. If it was an unapproved combination, the ordering customer had to sign off before the order would go through.

Butternut Yellow with turquoise interior (or vise versa), Gobi Beige or Olympic Gold with dark green interior, plus numerous other seemingly oddball combos were approved as regular offerings. They may sound gross but they actually didn't clash.

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Re: Odd color combo on 69 chevelle I think

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It would be a color combo for the hotter climate states where dark colors are unwanted. So if you are in the colder areas of the US they would not be as popular as darker colors.
Actually.... silver paint has a lot of black in the mix. Ask anyone that mixes paint what colors they use to come up with silver and you may be surprised.

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GM used to have a department called "Color and Design". Every color combination had to be approved before being added to the list of approved combinations. If it was an unapproved combination, the ordering customer had to sign off before the order would go through.

Butternut Yellow with turquoise interior (or vise versa), Gobi Beige or Olympic Gold with dark green interior, plus numerous other seemingly oddball combos were approved as regular offerings. They may sound gross but they actually didn't clash.
Thank you for the education. Where do you get all of this knowledge? I love hearing how GM did it back in the day....
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Re: Odd color combo on 69 chevelle I think

Where'd I learn all this stuff? Conversations, books, magazines, observation, just being curious... Frankly I often don't remember where I learned something because at 54 years old, sometimes those details fall onto the pillow as brain dust. I've been a car nut for most of my life.

Perhaps you've heard the expression, "when the student is ready, the teacher will appear." In other words, when you have a question you will seek the answer and learn something in the process.
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