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kwazulu arnie
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What colour?

Post by kwazulu arnie » Tue 30 Sep 2008, 05:20

Hello all.
Can anyone enlighten me as to what colour is represented by the code 1A on a MK1 Capri GT?
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Re: What colour?

Post by 302 » Tue 30 Sep 2008, 08:22

well "A1" on both Aus and Eu Ford paint charts is BLACK.

Maybe John will know what 1A is... :?
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Re: What colour?

Post by zahistorics » Tue 30 Sep 2008, 11:07

If it is a Perana then 1A is Piri Piri Red

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Re: What colour?

Post by 302 » Tue 30 Sep 2008, 11:49

Also, of course, the underseat tag will tell you in plain english the original colour of the car, the inside trim colour and the chassis model.. ;)
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Re: What colour?

Post by Gavin RS » Wed 01 Oct 2008, 13:59

A is definately black on EU charts, they used PPG paint.

here is a list.

1970-77 Capri Paint Codes

The table below lists the 1970-77 Capri paint codes that we've uncovered so far. It is by no means comprehensive. Because PPG Industries paints are in widespread use, the PPG Industries paint color name and code are given whenever possible. (A word of caution: We have not verified all the PPG color codes, so test before you paint!)

1970-1974 Capri and 1976-77 Capri II use slightly different paint code systems. The 1970-74 Capri paint codes are one letter or number per color; two letters/numbers indicate either a two tone paint scheme or a vinyl roof. Occasionally two character paint codes with the same letter repeated are found; these appear to indicate a solid color, for example JJ for solid Sunset Red.

1976-77 Capri II use two character paint codes for those colors that were introduced after 1974. The first character is the color while the second is the last digit of the year the color was introduced, for example L6 for Signal Orange introduced in 1976. Ford The color names also reflect this. The paint codes for colors introduced before 1974 are a single character as before.

A few codes are listed for years after 1977. These codes apply to later European built cars, not to the US-built (Mustang based) 1979-86 Capri. 1978 codes may apply to the leftover 1977 Capris that were modified and sold as 1978 models, but this is uncertain.

Paint
Code Ford Color Name
Years
PPG Color Name
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Code Notes
1 Blue Mink Metallic 1970
1 Sapphire Metallic 1971-73 Sapphire Blue Poly 14212 May also have been called "Medium Blue Poly" in 1973.
1 Miami Blue 74 1974 Miami Blue Poly 14685 Same as Code 16?
2 Medium Gray Metallic 1973 Medium Gray Poly 33053
3 Silver Fox Metallic 1971-72 Silver Fox Gray Poly 32917
3 Silver Metallic 1974 Stardust (Silver) Poly 33122
5 Fern Green Metallic 1970, 1972-73 Fern Green Poly 44337
5 Onyx Green 74 1974 Onyx Green Poly 44906
5 Jade Green 75 1976 Light Green Poly 45047
6 Aqua Jade Metallic 1969-70
Aquatic Jade Poly 44338
6 Evergreen Metallic 1971-72 Evergreen Poly 44419 Also known as "Evergreen Dark Green Poly"
7 Amber Gold Metallic 1969-70 Amber Gold Poly 23472
7 Tawny Metallic 1971-72 Same as Code S?
7 Copper Bronze 73 1973-74 Copper Poly 23847
8 Dark Green Metallic 1973 Dark Green Poly 44758
16 Miami Blue 74 1974-76 Miami Blue Poly 14685
27 Aquarius Green 77 1977-78 Green Poly 45318 Base coat/clear coat
47 Bermuda Blue 77 1978 Light Blue 15237
67 Neptune Blue 77 1977-78 Blue Poly 15099 Base coat/clear coat
77 Jupiter Red 77 1978-78 Maroon Poly 51042
97 Signal Yellow 77 1977-80 Signal Yellow 82349
A Black -1976 Savoy Black 9000
B Ermine White 1969-72 Ermine White 8294
C Sahara Beige 74 1974 Sahara Beige 24002
H Red (Red II 65) 1969-70 Red 71794
H7 Signal Orange 77 1977-78 Signal Orange 60897
J Sunset 1971-73 Sunset Red 71908
J7 Signal Green 78 1978 Light Green 45433
K Laurel Green 76 1978 Dark Green 45432
L6 Signal Orange 76 1976 Bright Orange 60842
N Sebring Red 73 1974 Sebring Red 72076
N7 Saturn Gold 77 1977 Gold Poly 24442
P Tropic Green 77 1978 Medium Green 45431
R7 Venetian Red 77 1977-80 Venetian Red 72264
S Tawny Metallic 1971-73 Tawney Brown Poly 23555 Known as "Medium Brown Poly" in 1973. Might be the same as Code 7 for 1971-72?
S Medium Brown 1974 Autumn Gold Poly 24001
S6 Roman Bronze 76 1976 Brown Poly 24319
T Maize Yellow 1971 Maize Yellow 81890
T Daytona Yellow 72 1972-76 Daytona Yellow 81944 This color may have been called just "Yellow" in 1972-73.
U6 Platinum 76 1976 Silver Poly 8973
- 1976 Gold 82310 Capri II "S" gold road wheel
1984 Rover Vandenplas V8 (Historic Race car)
1986 Rover 3500 Vitesse with 4.6lt from V8 Developments (UK Import Ex London Police Car)
1982 Rover SDS V8 manual
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Re: What colour?

Post by zahistorics » Wed 01 Oct 2008, 17:01

Capri Peranas had their own paint colour codes: 1A = Peri Peri Red, 1B = Bright Yellow.

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