1964 Chevelle Exterior Paint Codes - (Canada Paint Chart)

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It should be noted up front that there are no known numbers for any particular color for a particular series or body style whether it be a solid color or two tone. The numbers shown below are valid for all series and body style Chevelles except where noted for the Malibu SS. There are also no known numbers for the different colors of convertible tops. So just how many red (or any color) Malibu SS Chevelle sport coupes (or any other series) were built is not known and cannot even be calculated. There are a known number of Goldwood Yellow Malibu SSs were built but not by body style.

1964 COLORS PAINT CODE / SALES NAME
Color
LUCITE RINSHED-MASON DITZLER
  900 (A) ~ Tuxedo Black - El Camino
Black ~ 12,557
88-L A-946 DDL-9300
  905 (J) ~ Meadow Green - El Camino
Medium Green ~ 7,984
4532-L A-1613 DDL-43264
  908 (E) ~ Bahama Green - El Camino
Dark Green ~ 4,144
4534-L A-1614 DDL-43263
  912 (F) ~ Silver Blue - El Camino
Medium Blue ~ 40,207
4250-L A-1481 DDL-12546
  916 (W) ~ Daytona Blue - El Camino
Dark Blue ~ 31,040
4395-L A-1539 DDL-12696
  918 (P) ~ Azure Aqua - El Camino
Medium Aqua ~ 38,385
4253-L A-1476 DDL-12525
  919 (Q) ~ Lagoon Aqua - El Camino
Dark Aqua ~ 10,013
4529-L A-1611 DDL-12848
  920 (T) ~ Almond Fawn - El Camino
Medium Fawn ~ 17,022
4527-L A-1610 DDL-22392
  922 (V) ~ Ember Red - El Camino
Medium Red ~ 17,340
4387-LH A-1538R DDL-71336
  932 (S) ~ Saddle Tan - El Camino
Light Saddle ~ 10,583
4392-L A-1537 DDL-22269
  936 (C) ~ Ermine White - El Camino
White ~ 69,006
4024-L A-1199 DDL-8259
  938 (R) ~ Desert Beige - El Camino
Beige ~ 19,634
4526-L A-1609 DDL-22391
  940 (D) ~ Satin Silver - El Camino
Silver ~ 8,142
4247-L A-1477 DDL-32173
  943 (K) ~ Goldwood Yellow - n/a *
Yellow ~ 6,803
4530-LH A-1612 DDL-81450
  948 (L) ~ Palomar Red - El Camino
Maroon ~ 19,469
4389-LM A-1536R DDL-50684
Notes:
* Goldwood Yellow was only available on Malibu SS series; not available on El Camino.

2. Fremont, CA.-built 1964 Chevelles used letters for paint colors as noted by the letters in parentheses above. Other U.S. assembly plants used either a 3 or 4 digit (for convertibles) RPO paint code.

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Example of Fremont, CA. paint code. Note "CP" for Ermine White (C) upper and Azure Aqua (P) lower in a two-tone paint scheme. The last "C" code is also unique to Fremont indicating the wheel color as well. At any other assembly plant the paint code would be 988.

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Example of Kansas City, MO. paint code of 959 for two-tone paint scheme of Ermine White (upper) and Silver Blue (lower). A corresponding code from Fremont, CA. would be "CF C" as the "CP C" code shown above.

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Courtesy Lee Lupher
Fremont quirks never cease to amaze me. No two-tone combination of Silver Blue (F) upper and Ermine White (C) lower is known. More probable, the correct two-tone is like the KC example above of Ermine White (upper) and Silver Blue (lower) with silver blue wheels, or CFF. It's also possible the wheel color (F) was stamped first followed by the upper then lower body color. The hand stamped #7 is unusual for a Fremont tag in 1964.

TWO-TONE

Upper
(1964 only)

Lower
(1964 only)

The Fremont, CA. assembly plant used the letter codes for paint color designation in 1964 except for two very early tags found with no body date (known to be before October 1963) and the upper body color was listed first, then the lower body color. All other assembly plants used a 3 digit number for paint codes except on convertibles when a 4th digit was added to designate the convertible top color. No Fremont convertible tag has turned up to date so it's not known how Fremont handled the convertible top color on the trim tag.

  952 (EJ) ~ 524
Bahama Green / Meadow Green
    954 (CJ) ~ 1,709
Ermine White / Meadow Green
  959 (CF) * ~ 7,490
Ermine White / Silver Blue
  960 (WF) ~ 1,160
Daytona Blue / Silver Blue
    965 (CQ) * ~ 4,298
Ermine White / Lagoon Aqua
    971 (RS) ~ 3,977
Desert Beige / Saddle Tan
    975 (RV) * ~ 1,959
Desert Beige / Ember Red
    982 (WD) ~ 1,010
Daytona Blue / Satin Silver
    988 (CP) ~ 4,066
Ermine White / Azure Aqua
    993 (RL) ~ 1,387
Desert Beige / Palomar Red
    995 (DL) ~ 890
Satin Silver / Palomar Red

* Several Fremont trim tags have been found where the paint code letters seem to be reversed from the normal upper body color followed by the lower body color.  The two FCF tags above and a reported QCQ coded tag.

COLOR CONVERTIBLE TOP CODE ~ COLOR


1 ~ White


2 ~ Black


3 ~ Beige

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Color Rating by Sales

It needs to be pointed out that there is no known breakdown of color and specific series or body style, numbers are for all 1964 Chevelles including convertibles where they would have a convertible top. Colors are listed total number of sales from most to least. Two-tone combinations are listed separately.

Popularity Number Total Reported Sold Color
1 69,006 Ermine White
2 40,207 Silver Blue
3 38,385 Azure Aqua
4 31,040 Daytona Blue
5 19,634 Desert Beige
6 19,469 Palomar Red
7 17,340 Ember Red
8 17,022 Almond Fawn
9 12,557 Tuxedo Black
10 10,583 Saddle Tan
11 10,013 Lagoon Aqua
12 8,142 Satin Silver
13 7,984 Meadow Green
14 6,803 Goldwood Yellow *
15 4,114 Bahama Green
* Goldwood Yellow was only available on Malibu SS series.
     
Popularity Number Two-tone Colors - upper/lower
1 7,490 Ermine White / Silver Blue
2 4,298 Ermine White / Lagoon Aqua
3 4,066 Ermine White / Azure Aqua
4 3,977 Desert Beige / Saddle Tan
5 1,959 Desert Beige / Ember Red
6 1,709 Ermine White / Meadow Green
7 1,387 Desert Beige / Palomar Red
8 1,160 Daytona Blue / Silver Blue
9 1,010 Daytona Blue / Satin Silver
10 890 Satin Silver / Palomar Red
11 524 Bahama Green / Meadow Green

GM of Canada Paint Code Chart

General Motors of Canada, LTD. offered many of the same colors as their U.S. counterpart. Although these colors are listed as 1964 Passenger Colours on the paint code chart, it's unknown if these additional colors were available on Chevelles as well. Several Canadian colors were identical to U.S. colors, only the sales names were a bit different.

1964 Canadian Color Codes


Color vs. Sales Name

Paint color names often differ from the advertised Sales Name. One example might be where the factory paint color is simply RED but the sales name may be BOLERO RED or CRANBERRY RED. Yes, the paint mixing formulas are different between BOLERO RED and CRANBERRY RED but to the factory it was still just red. In a case where their may be two or more hues of a color with sales names such as DEEPWATER BLUE, NANTUCKET BLUE, and MARINA BLUE, the factory colors are simply shown as MEDIUM BLUE, DARK BLUE, or BRIGHT BLUE. A given paint color for a year may have a different sales name for Chevrolet than it does for say Buick, Oldsmobile, or Pontiac. An example of this is the 1969 sales name for Chevrolet of HUGGER/MONACO ORANGE is the same color as the 1969/1970 Pontiac sales name of CAROUSEL RED. Same color, same OEM supplier mixing formula, just different sales names for the two GM divisions.