Q: 1969 Upper Body Color is “F”
I have a 1969 Firebird with a paint code of 61F. The paint is Expresso Brown the original vinyl top was dark brown but I cant find a code or match anywhere. Any suggestions?
A: Let’s see if this helps. I believe “PNT 61” is correct for Expresso Brown, I am going on a questionable memory here as I can’t put my hands on my paint charts. In 1969, the colors were designated by a confusing crossover of numbers from the Order Form to the firewall Data Plate. If you ordered Expresso Brown, you checked off letter “B” on the form, and if you wanted a vinyl top option (called the Cordova Top) you checked a number, in this case number “8” for Dark Fawn.
My 1969 Firebird Order Form shows 5 available Cordova Top colors:
In the case of convertibles:
On the Firewall Data Plate, they are shown as:
C=dark blue (all)
?=dark fawn (coupe)
G=dark green (all)
I cannot remember ever making note of what dark green and dark fawn are represented by in letter form, but the ones I DO know are the corresponding number positions of those letters in the alphabet, but I am willing to guess there’s more to this. I don’t think I’ve ever seen letters “H” and “I” on Data Plates. If this sequence follows, then numbers 8 and 9 for dark fawn and dark green would be the 8th and 9th letters of the alphabet, but I cannot find anything to prove this. Looking at the sequence with question marks in place of letters, one might imagine letters “F” and “G” fitting there.
My guess then is that code “F”, the 6th letter, likely represents the Dark Fawn Cordova Top Option.
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