Q: Parchment Color Differences Between Years
I recently purchased a 1968 bird and I was running the numbers from the body tag and found that the TR (trim) code is 260. On this site it comes up as Deluxe Parchment but every catalog I look in says the 1968 came with Pearl. The year one catalog also says Pearl. Has anyone come across this in the past? Is it really pearl even though this site says parchement?
A: In the 1967’s, The Parchment code refers to basic white. In the 1968’s, The Parchment code refers to Pearl parchment. (white, but has pearl look to it) I think that this site refers to the 1968 parchment as “pearl”, so there is no confusion between 1967 and 1968. They are different looking.
A: The 1968 Pontiac Trim Album, sister album to the Sales album, calls this trim code “Parchment.” The 1967 literature calls the similar color “Parchment” also. They very in color but are called the same name.
View 1968 Pontiac Sales Album for some more details.
The catalog companies are taking liberties to use different names for the colors since the “shade” changed for the two years.
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