Q: Autumn Bronze Irid.
Was ‘I – Autumn Bronze Irid. (A-1996 F)’ available which I found listed on my paint chips as an optional color on Firebird Model only. Most books do not list it as an option. Also, most of the color descriptions end with ‘Irid.’ What was this an abbreviation for in the description?
A: This is true. It is actually a color which GM offered on some of their models starting back in 1966. My father’s first 1967 Firebird had this color on it with a white cordova top and interior. I had my paint shop mix me up a quart of this color and I sprayed an old deck lid to help me decide whether to retain my original color, signet gold, or go with this color. It’s an interesting color because is is a base medium to darker red with gold flake. There is quite a difference in the color of the car from bright sunlight to twilight.
Irid. is sort more iridescent, or in more common terms, paint with metallic flake in it.
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