03-09-2012, 08:34 PM #1Status
Fender tag decode
Normally I would not ask for help on this and would decode it myself but I have moved and my books are packed away in storage right now.
This is a 1966 Charger that is supposed to be a factory 383-4, 4 speed burgandy with white interior. I believe with th 999 paint code it must have been a special order color as it is VERY dark in the pictures I have seen of it.
I would appreciate someone decoding this for me.
Thanks in advance.
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03-09-2012, 10:03 PM #2
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03-10-2012, 09:11 PM #6
999 paint code was not available on 66 Chargers..which was what he was asking about..there were 18 colors available on the Charger, only one started with a number
AA1 = silver
BB1 = black
CC1 = light blue
DD1 = medium blue
EE1 = dark blue
GG1 = dark green
KK1 = medium turquoise
LL1 = dark turquoise
MM1 = turbine bronze metallic (available after mid-year 66)
PP1 = bright red
QQ1 = red metallic
RR1 = yellow
SS1 = cream
WW1 = white
XX1 = beige
YY1 = bronze
ZZ1= gold metallic
661 = mauve
03-10-2012, 09:32 PM #7Status
Doug is correct, 999 or 99 was the code for ANY non Mopar color that they sprayed if you order it. It could be a Ford, GM, AMC or any other color. If it was not a Mopar color it got coded 999 or 99 depending on the year. No way to document the actual color unless you have a BS that MAY show the color name or if you had the original dealer bill of sale that MAY have the color name on it.
This car is a really dark burgandy and id NOT red metallic. It was supposed repainted the original color 20 years ago.
03-10-2012, 09:44 PM #8
as stated before, 999 paint code was not available on Charger in 66...you have yet to post pic of fender tag of said car....what is paint code of said car?
see my paint codes in post above...only paint code that begins with a number is "661" which is Mauve Metallic
03-10-2012, 10:01 PM #9
999 is a valid paint code. It means the car came in a color OTHER THAN one that was available as a standard option.
IF the Charger in question was ordered in a color not on your list, say 77 Maroon Metallic, a color available on Monacos but not Chargers, the car would code 999.
Code 999 is not a color unto itself. It indicates the lack of a standard color and another color was used.
Does that make sense?
03-11-2012, 08:54 AM #10
I've seen a few 999 code cars over the years.
My favorite was a 73 Cuda 318 car still wearing it's original but very faded paint.
It was in-violet. A factory color, but not for that year.
Had white interior and stripes. I imagine it was a very sharp looking car when new.
03-12-2012, 10:30 AM #11Status
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