1969 Mustang Paint Codes & Colors
(03-24-2019, 07:38 AM)Mustangmike Wrote: I did a little digging and paint Code 9 is Bright Yellow or what is referred to as Grabber Yellow.  Paint code 5 is Sage Bronze.  Here is a link to the paint codes for the 69 Mustangs/Mach 1's:


What I find interesting is there are only 6 paint codes that are numerical and 17 codes that are letters.  Maybe a numerical paint code number is considered "special"??

I don't think that list of colors is correct for 1969.  Grabber Blue and Grabber Orange were not available for 1969, those were 1970 colors.  Also, PPG paint chip sheet below the list is for 1970.
(03-24-2019, 12:55 AM)Mustangmike Wrote: I am jumping in late and I think it was mentioned earlier but I am guessing the special paint color was a customer specific ordered color that wasn't a color option offered for the for 69 Mustangs/Mach 1's.  I actually prefer the 69 Mustang body style over the 69 Shelby's.  Maybe so did the original purchaser of the car.   It is interesting they ordered the car with no radio.  Does the car still retain a radio delete plate?

It still has no radio or air conditioner.... My only guess it was either for racing which is kinda strange for an automatic or since it was purchased In Michigan they didn't need air condition.
(03-24-2019, 04:25 AM)1969_Mach1 Wrote: Yeah, the next thing is to look at the door tag for the paint code.  With that said, Marti Auto Works will create door tags with any option codes you want.  So if the door tag isn't original, it might not be 100% correct.

What is the paint code on the Marti Report?  I didn't see that in the post.

So far my guess is somebody did a color change during the restoration.  I could be wrong and it wouldn't be the first time.  Don't get me wrong, it is a very rare car.  But whoever restored it should not have painted the bottom of the car the body color.  Mine is painted the body color, but it's what I wanted and knew it wasn't concourse correct.

When I hear special paint, I think it might be something like the Candy Apple Red they offered because it's a more expensive paint material and usually a more involved process to apply.  It just doesn't seem to make sense that a paint color is not offered, but by the way you can special order it.  In my mind, if it can be special ordered, then it is offered.  What's the difference, it's merely semantics or marketing jargon.

My Mustang Recognition Guide lists only the Meadowlark Yellow for 1969 (which is what mine is).  In 1970 they show a Yellow and a Light Ivy Yellow but not a Grabber Yellow.  I have heard of Grabber Blue, Grabber Green, Grabber Orange, but not Grabber Yellow.

My 2 cents, which is not always correct

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Yeah the paper work states "Special Paint" in several places. The Marti report also lists 906 with "Special Paint", but makes no mention of what color, was considered "Special", or if there were several Special Paint Colors. Unfortunately I don't think you're any closer to answering your original question, then you were when you started. Sorry we couldn't be more help. There may not be an answer, or at least not one that's been documented, or document-able.  Sorrydontknow

Yep, JTS is right.  Special Paint is listed with no reference to color.  Very odd.  Ford had to have a known color to go with that paint code 5.  And apparently there was no additional charge for special paint, which is also odd.  It appears the car was ordered merely to go fast in a straight line.  Hence, the motor and the automatic trans behind it.  So I guess nobody knows for certain if the car is currently in it's original color. 

I wonder if the guru's at Perogie Enterprises have heard of this situation.  They know these cars inside and out.
Just curious if you have pulled a scuff plate off and lifted the carpet to see if original paint is still on the floor board.

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