Easy 1956 - 1965 coupe/cabriolet color question

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Easy 1956 - 1965 coupe/cabriolet color question

#1 Post by Brett Johnson » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:35 pm

For authentic unrestored cars, please. Don't need photos. Don't need chassis number, though year and model would be good. Condition of car is unimportant.

What color is:

A) Your car?
B) The defroster vent area visible through the windshield (on cabriolets, this should match the inside of the windshield frame)?
C) The upholstery on the dash pad?

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Re: Easy 1956 - 1965 coupe/cabriolet color question

#2 Post by Jan Kolm » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:34 am

1960 coupe

A) Silver
B) Black
C) Black
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Re: Easy 1956 - 1965 coupe/cabriolet color question

#3 Post by Joris Koning » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:43 am

57 coupe
A) graphite grey
B) graphite grey
C) red

58 coupe
A) meissen
B) brown
C) brown

59 cab
A) ivory
B) red
C) red
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Re: Easy 1956 - 1965 coupe/cabriolet color question

#4 Post by Joris Koning » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:18 am

Brett, just to add one thing, You might also want to ask the color of the dash pad. On light interiors, Acella bast, Grey, etc. on the earlier cars the dash top and door tops would be changed to a vinyl or leather which was a close approximation of the color of the car. This practice seems to have stopped with the t-6? B cars
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'57 Coupe
'59 Cab 
'60 Coupe

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Re: Easy 1956 - 1965 coupe/cabriolet color question

#5 Post by Brett Johnson » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:00 am

That is what I asked for, I think (C).

I can add:

58 cab
A) silver
B) red
C) red
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Re: Easy 1956 - 1965 coupe/cabriolet color question

#6 Post by jim nelson » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:21 am

63 cab
Smyrna Green
Black
Black

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Re: Easy 1956 - 1965 coupe/cabriolet color question

#7 Post by Richard Colella » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:58 am

65 coupe
A) Light Ivory
B) Light Ivory (body color)
C) black letherette

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