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Anyone have a photo that they know is a original REAL 78 paint code (Rosewood) 1971 Chevelle?
BINGO! My Chevelle has been repainted in the early 80's but behind the door panels and rear seat panels it is still the factory Rosewood That is exactly the color that is behind them.The car that is supposed to be rosewood in that link is NOT rosewood. I had a 1971 Monte SS454 that was code 78 Rosewood when it was 2 years old with original paint and the link car is no where near correct. The link car is very red, Rosewood was a deep brown with kind of a hint of a purple to it. (The color looked WAY better than I make it sound, It was not RED at all.) Try this link, the car looks exactly like my old one (color-wise) The link is for a dealers car, I have NO connection or interest in the car, the link is to show the correct color ONLY!!!! http://www.2040cars.com/Chevrolet/Monte-Carlo/1971-low-mileage-monte-carlo-421785/
I've probably posted this a hundred times already but there is no way you can tell shades of colors from a picture or a computer monitor. :noway:The car that is supposed to be rosewood in that link is NOT rosewood.....................................
You guys need to get better at stealing pics.
Off Dales site.
I had a 71 Caprice that was 78 78 and the Monte is on the money
Andy,your Monte picture is closer looking to it to my eye,the Chevelle has too much red in it.Some additional info on paint code 78 from another GM make.
Looks like that purplish brown color y'all are yearning for.
If you really want the correct color you mmay have to unbolt a door and bring it with you.OR slice a 4X4 piece of the inner door panel and bring it with you.Weld it back when you get the right paint.DuPont's Chroma Base line does not have the formula for Rosewood so the next line is Nason by DuPont and it comes out that Burgundy Reddish color and I do not want that as it is not right.
The sales rep for PPG says they can get it right but I haven't taken the time to go. I don't mind taking the Monte or the Camaro pic in for comparison but sure would like to get my hands on a Chevelle picture that shows the correct color.