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.

Atlanta, Flint (late), Framingham, and Kansas City will have a dash character between the lower and upper body colors such as A-A where Baltimore, Flint (early), and Fremont do not. The 'color' listed is the Chevrolet sales name and may vary with the same color for a Canadian Chevelle. Internally Chevrolet used simple names like light blue, dark blue, red, etc.

The majority of Fremont tags found to date do NOT code a convertible top color with a number but rather code the top the same paint code as the lower body. So, finding a 1966 Fremont convertible with a paint code such as CC, FF, YY, MM, etc. is the norm and there is no way to determine the original convertible top color on these convertibles.

Code Color
A Tuxedo Black
C Ermine White
D Mist Blue
E Danube Blue
F Marina Blue
H Willow Green
K Artesian Turquoise
L Tropic Turquoise
M Aztec Bronze
N Madeira Maroon
R Regal Red
S Sandalwood Tan
V Cameo Beige
W Chateau Slate
Y Lemonwood Yellow
Two Tone Lower / Upper
CK Ermine White / Artesian Turquoise
DC Mist Blue / Ermine White
DE Mist Blue / Danube Blue
HC Willow Green / Ermine White
LC Tropic Turquoise / Ermine White
NA Madeira Maroon / Tuxedo Black
TV Sandalwood Tan / Cameo Beige
WA Chateau Slate / Tuxedo Black
MV Aztec Bronze / Cameo Beige (reported on Oshawa Chevelle)
Number Convertible Top Color
1 White
2 Black
6 or 7 Beige
Number Vinyl Top Color
2 Black
6 or 7 Beige