Paint Color Code(s)

The paint code generally consists of either two letters or a letter and a number. The first letter designates the lower body color and the second letter designates the upper body color. In the case of a convertible or a Chevelle with a vinyl top, the second letter is replaced with a number to indicate the color of the top.

Fremont paint codes sometimes (but not always) has a third letter to designate the paint color of the wheels. If that third letter is A (indicating black) the car came with full wheel covers; if the third letter is one of the body colors (such as C for white) then the car came with only hub caps (or 'dog dish' as some people mistakenly call them). Sometimes the third letter is separated with a space (e.g., NN A) and sometimes not (e.g., NNA).

Atlanta, Framingham, and Kansas City will have a dash character between the lower and upper body colors such as A-A where Baltimore, Fremont, and Euclid do not. The 'color' listed is the Chevrolet sales name and may vary with the same color for a Canadian Chevelle.

Code Color
A Tuxedo Black
C Ermine White
D Mist Blue
E Danube Blue
H Willow Green
J Cypress Green
K Artesian Turquoise
L Tahitian Turquoise
N Madeira Maroon
P Evening Orchid (Malibu SS only color)
R Regal Red
S Sierra Tan
V Cameo Beige
W Glacier Gray (Malibu SS only color)
Y Crocus Yellow (Malibu SS only color)
Two Tone Lower / Upper
CK Ermine White / Artesian Turquoise
DC Mist Blue / Ermine White
HC Willow Green / Ermine White
JV Cypress Green / Cameo Beige
LK Tahitian Turquoise / Artesian Turquoise
SV Sierra Tan / Cameo Beige
VN Cameo Beige / Madeira Maroon
WA Glacier Gray / Tuxedo Black
YC Crocus Yellow / Ermine White
Number Convertible Top Color
1 White
2 Black
3 Beige
Number Vinyl Top Color
6 Black