1971 paint code

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1971 paint code

Post by J33Lats » May 27th, 2015 11:41 pm

I have a 1971 Stingray coupe that I am just getting ready to paint and wanted to take it back to original. My father purchased the car back in the early 80's and said the car came out of the factory only in primer so the original customer could custom paint it. I always knew the car as a metallic silver but I know it was not the steel cities grey an original color from 71. The paint code in the door jamb reads "special paint". Trying to determine what color to paint it since I am trying to keep it original. Can anyone confirm what the special paint implies if different from noted above. It seems odd that a Vette would not have been painted before it left the factory? Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.