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Old 25th-February-2013, 04:37 PM   #1
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Sent him a PM. Does anyone remember what color the car is. I read the old thread and it talks about a Caddy color. I can't make out the info on the board in the picture with the car. Help please.
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Old 25th-February-2013, 05:00 PM   #2
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I belive it was Chrysler Plum Crazy,cowl tag has -- for color
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Old 25th-February-2013, 06:46 PM   #3
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From the pictures it did not look like Plum Crazy Purple.
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Plum Crazy Purple was darker than what Kens car looked like in the pictures. Here is a link to a Plum Crazy Purple Cuda. I had a friend that had one back in Denver and his color was pretty dark. He had bought it new.

http://www.racingjunk.com/Barracuda/...razy-Cuda.html
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Old 26th-February-2013, 03:15 AM   #5
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Cadillac Firemist purple ?
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Old 26th-February-2013, 10:34 AM   #6
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The 70 Caddy color would be Chateau mauve firemist poly. I'm looking to confirm if that is correct. Thanks.
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Old 26th-February-2013, 12:12 PM   #7
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Sorry that I did not get to your PM yet.

I painted the car in 1990 or so with Dupont Chronar that the paint store matched to plum crazy. It does look lighter on the car than most of the Mopars but was a very close match to the original paint color on the Nova.

I was told years later that it was most likely the Caddy color but I don't remember the color name.
The original paint on the Nova was laquer because of the way it came off with liquid stripper.

I still have the original drivers door that shows the purple color under the door panel etc.

Sorry that I can't be more help.
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Old 26th-February-2013, 11:43 PM   #8
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Thanks for the reply. All GM vehicles were painted in laquer until around the mid 70s I believe. Even if this would have been a Mopar color, it still would have been laquer although Mopars were using enamal back then.

Any chance the original owner is still around, or any paperwork on the car with a mixing formula possibly on the build sheet?

If you look at a chip of 70 Caddy Chateu Mauve firemist poly, it is lighter, and more vivid than plum crazy.

Was there much overspray on the floor pans on the inside of the car? These -- cars are very interesting, and sometimes hard to get a handle on the original color without an original owner, or paperwork.

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Old 27th-February-2013, 12:01 AM   #9
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I did not have a build sheet, just the Fisher Body line ticket from the back seat. All it shows is the 2 dashes in the paint code box.

I'm sure the car had been through several owners before I got it and I never tried to do a title search to see where it was actually sold new. It had the original blue and yellow CA plates on it when I got it.

I don't remember overspray on the floor pans but the body color was under all the interior panels, package tray, dash paint etc.

When I get a chance I will post a couple of pics of the inside of the car when I got it.
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