Paint Color Code(s)

The paint code generally consists of either two letters or a letter and a number. The first letter designates the lower body color and the second letter designates the upper body color. In the case of a convertible or a Chevelle with a vinyl top, the second letter is replaced with a number to indicate the color of the top.

Atlanta, Flint (late), Framingham, and Kansas City will have a dash character between the lower and upper body colors such as A-A where Baltimore, Flint (early), and Fremont do not. The 'color' listed is the Chevrolet sales name and may vary with the same color for a Canadian Chevelle. Internally Chevrolet used simple names like light blue, dark blue, red, etc.

The majority of Fremont tags found to date do NOT code a convertible top color with a number but rather code the top the same paint code as the lower body. So, finding a 1966 Fremont convertible with a paint code such as CC, FF, YY, MM, etc. is the norm and there is no way to determine the original convertible top color on these convertibles.

ATuxedo Black
CErmine White
DMist Blue
EDanube Blue
FMarina Blue
HWillow Green
KArtesian Turquoise
LTropic Turquoise
MAztec Bronze
NMadeira Maroon
RRegal Red
SSandalwood Tan
VCameo Beige
WChateau Slate
YLemonwood Yellow
Two ToneLower / Upper
CKErmine White / Artesian Turquoise
DCMist Blue / Ermine White
DEMist Blue / Danube Blue
HCWillow Green / Ermine White
LCTropic Turquoise / Ermine White
NAMadeira Maroon / Tuxedo Black
TVSandalwood Tan / Cameo Beige
WAChateau Slate / Tuxedo Black
MVAztec Bronze / Cameo Beige (reported on Oshawa Chevelle)
NumberConvertible Top Color
6 or 7Beige
NumberVinyl Top Color
6 or 7Beige