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Re: Paint code 99 [Re: Alaskan_TA] #2444769
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Originally Posted By Alaskan_TA
99 paint is special order for a reason.

ANY paint commercially available at the time from any other car make / model, tractor, etc. could be specified.



Hey Barry I was wondering of the 12,793 cars registered on your Hamtramck Registry how many are Special Order Paint?

The reason I ask is I just got to wondering how uncommon it was to have a car with Special Order Paint...excluding Omaha Orange, Petty Blue and the
use of it in 1969...how many cars have you come across?

For example the 1969 Bee mentioned is the only Special Order Paint 1969 Bee I have come across. I have seen a 1970 Charger R/T that looks like it was painted 1969 A4.

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Re: Paint code 99 [Re: SuperRob] #2444779
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Originally Posted By SuperRob
Anybody remember the 69 Super Bee that was a topic here? The car was obviously pink from the factory, there was some rumor about being a FM3 test mule, which couldn't be proved. Wouldn't that have been a non Chrysler color too in 69?


That one captured my attention, I was pretty close to pulling the trigger on it. I need another project car like another hole in the head. But I just liked everything about it. Super solid as well. I think if it had an axle package as well I would not have been able to resist.

As Barry mentioned I found out that only the Assembly Plant and the original selling dealer would know what the paint code would have been for a Special Order Paint car. It just wasn't documented anywhere else.

Back to the 99 Bee for a second. This was stamped on it but I couldn't find any connection to it. I just thought it might have been a puzzle piece.

Dave

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Some dealerships would stamp cars with a 'lot number' when they arrived. This way, if a client was looking at a car, the salesperson would have the lot number & could grab the keys for a test drive & easy access to the paperwork required to sell the car.

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Originally Posted By 69_SIX_PACK
Hey Barry I was wondering of the 12,793 cars registered on your Hamtramck Registry how many are Special Order Paint?

Dave


For the 1970 LA & Hamtramck registries as of today;

999 paint - 20 known so far.

15A paint - one known so far.

09 paint - one known so far.

9999 Interior - two known so far.

T99 - special order tires - one known so far.

Of course, these numbers can only go up as more information comes in.

I do have a broadcast sheet that was sent in by a member here for a 999 paint T/A that has not been claimed yet....

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Originally Posted By Alaskan_TA
Originally Posted By 69_SIX_PACK
Hey Barry I was wondering of the 12,793 cars registered on your Hamtramck Registry how many are Special Order Paint?

Dave


For the 1970 LA & Hamtramck registries as of today;

999 paint - 20 known so far.

15A paint - one known so far.

09 paint - one known so far.

9999 Interior - two known so far.

T99 - special order tires - one known so far.

Of course, these numbers can only go up as more information comes in.

I do have a broadcast sheet that was sent in by a member here for a 999 paint T/A that has not been claimed yet....


Thanks Barry for sharng, that is pretty interesting.
I wonder what colour the T/A was spec'ed out for? That itself is pretty interesting!

Dave

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Hopefully it surfaces someday so the actual color can be seen.

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I've seen stamping like that on the core support on last of mopars of that era. Don't think any were 999 codes.

I've heard one theory that it was a dealer ID marking thing.

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Originally Posted By Alaskan_TA
Some dealerships would stamp cars with a 'lot number' when they arrived. This way, if a client was looking at a car, the salesperson would have the lot number & could grab the keys for a test drive & easy access to the paperwork required to sell the car.


Here is one on an original (standard paint color too) survivor.

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Re: Paint code 99 [Re: 69_SIX_PACK] #2445164
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Originally Posted By 69_SIX_PACK
Originally Posted By SuperRob
Anybody remember the 69 Super Bee that was a topic here? The car was obviously pink from the factory, there was some rumor about being a FM3 test mule, which couldn't be proved. Wouldn't that have been a non Chrysler color too in 69?


That one captured my attention, I was pretty close to pulling the trigger on it. I need another project car like another hole in the head. But I just liked everything about it. Super solid as well. I think if it had an axle package as well I would not have been able to resist.

As Barry mentioned I found out that only the Assembly Plant and the original selling dealer would know what the paint code would have been for a Special Order Paint car. It just wasn't documented anywhere else.

Back to the 99 Bee for a second. This was stamped on it but I couldn't find any connection to it. I just thought it might have been a puzzle piece.

Dave


I also liked it a lot, just for it's "mistery" and neat options. But i just can't imagine myself driving around in a pink Bee. ;-)
Maybe someone wanted a pink Bee for his wife or daughter and maybe the factory said, hey, we have something in the closet for the 70 models - let's take this. Otherwise it would be a pretty good match with FM3 just by mistake.

Re: Paint code 99 [Re: HEMICUDA] #2445217
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Originally Posted By HEMICUDA
Originally Posted By Alaskan_TA
That is not all I know on the subject. I have done my own research on it for decades because I think it is an awesome part of the history of these cars.

I would never say to just 'trust me, I am right'. Do some research on your own & see where it leads to. Look into the paint codes like 15A also, doing your own research is fun. beer

I encourage everyone else do their own research as well. up



Why don't you post the complete tag so we can have an intelligent conversation, I am familiar with those.



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I found a Superbird tag with color code 999 and the actual color code C37D (Petty Blue)



On other tags with 999 I found C250


C114


and C673


any ideas?


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The Lynch Road plant coded things differently as we all know.

This includes the four character C prefix paint code on their 999 paint cars as shown above.

Hopefully an internal plant document surfaces some day that indicates what they all were & their formulas also.

Re: Paint code 99 [Re: Morty426] #2445331
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Originally Posted By Morty426
To the best of my knowledge Porsche still has a Paint To Match program where, for a fee, you can have any car painted any known color. Just provide the paint code.



Yes, Porsche does have a paint color to sample program. Only $6k to get the color you want and wait until they do a batch of C2S vehicles. Usually adds three months on to the order.

That said, they do reject requests for color to sample for various reasons but if you pick a color that they have used previously they will usually approve it. They do want that $6k.

Below is a color to sample Macan in Viper green.

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1970 Dodge Challenger T/A

Re: Paint code 99 [Re: Alaskan_TA] #2446826
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Originally Posted By autoxcuda
I've seen stamping like that on the core support on last of mopars of that era. Don't think any were 999 codes.

I've heard one theory that it was a dealer ID marking thing.
Originally Posted By Alaskan_TA
Originally Posted By Alaskan_TA
Some dealerships would stamp cars with a 'lot number' when they arrived. This way, if a client was looking at a car, the salesperson would have the lot number & could grab the keys for a test drive & easy access to the paperwork required to sell the car.


Here is one on an original (standard paint color too) survivor.


Originally Posted By autoxcuda
I've seen stamping like that on the core support on last of mopars of that era. Don't think any were 999 codes.

I've heard one theory that it was a dealer ID marking thing.


Thanks guys for that information. I was searching high and low for a reference to a paint chip #136. I couldn't find anything.

It is weird to me that they would stamp the rad support to keep track of a car as you would have to open the hood to see the number. A paper sign hanging from the rear view mirror is how I have seen it done.

Makes sense that is was done for tracking as you guys are in different parts of the country. Thanks for putting that one to rest.

Dave

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Two more I was able to look at recently, this is the first I have seen for a 30A paint code.

30A paint code.JPG99 paint in yellow.JPG
Re: Paint code 99 [Re: 6bblgt] #2809451
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Originally Posted by 6bblgt
& deep plum 1969 Imperial shruggy


Shop I used to work for did a 99 paint code 1971 Challenger convertible.
Car was originally this ugly very light washed out blue.

they did the car in this Deep Plum. with white top and interior.
Turned out absolutely gorgeous.
Last I heard the owner was in the Columbus Ohio area.Ive not seen or heard of it since it left the shop

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