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Username Post: 1951 Paint Codes        (Topic#356839)
whcureton 
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06-16-19 08:13 AM - Post#2768555    

Anyone ever seen a 1951 Styleline Deluxe Coupe with paint code 060?



 




RAM_51 
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06-16-19 09:47 AM - Post#2768562    
    In response to whcureton

My assumption is Canadian built...Jasper Green Metallic.

1951 Fleetline
'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)


 
whcureton 
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06-17-19 06:32 AM - Post#2768641    
    In response to RAM_51

Hi Ram 51

So, 060 is Jasper Green Meallic? Thanks!
I think it was built/assembled in Oakland, CA

51-1027
O 5180
201
060

O = Oakland
Production Sequence 5180
201 = Grey Cloth
060 = Jasper Green Metallic?

- Bill



 
RAM_51 
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06-17-19 06:48 AM - Post#2768643    
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  • whcureton Said:
I think it was built/assembled in Oakland, CA


I'm fairly sure your "O" would indicate Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. But the data tag, from my understanding, would clearly indicate "General Motors of Canada Limited" on it.
There is no 060 American paint code for 1951 but there is a 60 paint code for Canadian made Chevrolets. Can you post an image of your data tag?


1951 Fleetline
'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)


 
whcureton 
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06-17-19 07:03 AM - Post#2768648    
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It is not obvious to me how to attach … where is "paper clip" symbol?



 
whcureton 
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06-17-19 07:10 AM - Post#2768652    
    In response to whcureton

I think I figured it out. I have to donate a small annual fee to send attachments. Let me try. Many thanks for your help. We all love to research our cars. Wish they could talk.

- Bill in California



 
RAM_51 
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06-17-19 07:12 AM - Post#2768654    
    In response to whcureton

Are you sure it's not 460? Also sent you a PM on posting photos.

1951 Fleetline
'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)


 
whcureton 
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06-17-19 07:21 AM - Post#2768655    
    In response to RAM_51

Joined at Gold Level. Still can't attach photo. Can't possibly be a 4 … or can it? Took photo two weeks ago when bought car. Waiting for it physically to arrive on trailer so I can actually look at it again. photo is pretty good. let me review posting procedure and you private post.



 
whcureton 
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06-17-19 07:38 AM - Post#2768658    
    In response to whcureton

By Golly, RAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is a 4 … I can barely make it out but I see it now. Thistle Gray, right?

Many, many thanks! Didn't get or "lost" your private post on attachments. I'll figure it out later or you could resend.



 
RAM_51 
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06-17-19 08:09 AM - Post#2768665    
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  • whcureton Said:
It is a 4 … I can barely make it out but I see it now. Thistle Gray, right?


Well, not entirely Thistle Gray. The ingredients / tints for Shadow Gray were reformulated and incorporated in the production run sometime in April. This reformulation required new paint codes. So, any code that had Shadow Gray in it, including Shadow Gray itself, was re-coded. That said, Paint Code 451, [Shadow Gray (upper), Thistle Gray (lower)], became Paint Code 460.


1951 Fleetline
'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)


 
schudaddie 
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06-19-19 04:07 PM - Post#2768847    
    In response to RAM_51

here's a old post from 11/30/15. thanks to ram51.
  • RAM_51 Said:
Bill has it right. Here is the page from the May 1951 issue of Chevrolet Service News explaining the color code changes and new formulation:



In November, this was also done with Aspen Green:




later, bill



 




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