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pink color cars of the 50s

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 31Vicky with a hemi, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. looking for the brightest one

    Seems almost every manufacturer had at least one shade of pink in their lineup, but who's was the brightest or most vibrant?

    I'll need an application and or the name of the color to get a paint code
  2. Moonequipt13
    Joined: Jul 9, 2012
    Posts: 196


    Your best bet would be to go to a paint store that has some 50's chip decks and compare that way. Does it have to be a 50's paint code?
  3. No it doesn't need to be a 50s paint code

    But my Ppg guy laughed when I said " metallic pepto-bismol"
    He didn't have any 50s books but said he could mix any color by code or application and name.
  4. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,758

    Member Emeritus

    Do a search on Ebay. I have had nothing but trouble finding a color close to the one in my head for 40 years. There is a seller on Ebay that has all the old colors and the chips that you can quickly compare.

    I wanted a factory 56 Ford color. I ordered it and it was a perfect match. This was after a friend mixed me a sample from his special paint system. (I had the code) it wasn't even close!

    another time I Went to a paint store and looked at their chips.....The paint was not even close to the chip that I selected.

    Packard and Mopar made a pink in the 50s. I doubt that a modern paint store will have chips from this era.

    I always think about a Model A that was pink. it was lettered on the back "Kiss my ass it's peach":D

  5. sewman
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
    Posts: 248

    from Toledo,Oh

    When I was a kid my parents had a pink 55 Desoto & it was a lighter pink than my 55 Crown Vic that had factory paint that I always thought was the best color I've ever seen.Two tone,pink w/a white top,I wished I still had it!!
  6. Like this
  7. Moonequipt13
    Joined: Jul 9, 2012
    Posts: 196


    I would almost say to start with the gm mary kay pink pearl (code wa160e) and have your paint jobber tint it darker/more vibrant
  8. fuzzface
    Joined: Dec 7, 2006
    Posts: 1,307


    i like 1961 fontana rose. it is a cadillac pink metallic color.

    code is 48 c
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2012
  9. charlieb66
    Joined: Apr 18, 2011
    Posts: 549


    PPG Strawberry Cream is a light "pink" color. Shown on my DeSoto. It is a solid color, I think it would look good with a HOC shimmirin coat appled before the CC.

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  10. 52ragtop
    Joined: Nov 2, 2012
    Posts: 384

    from Nebraska

  11. dgasbag
    Joined: Feb 23, 2005
    Posts: 124

    from Upstate NY

    Pink Pontiac! Actually Salmon.

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  12. plodge55aqua
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
    Posts: 1,710

    from Alberta

    1956 Plymouth had a Nice Pink..
  13. My 1955 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer was "Heather Rose" Sapphire and White.

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  14. hbwoody
    Joined: Dec 29, 2003
    Posts: 131


    My wife's 55 Crown .. Tropical Rose and Snowshoe White.

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  15. [​IMG] Heres my 57 fairlane.
  16. 60'coupe
    Joined: Dec 21, 2006
    Posts: 874


    Not a 50's car but my 1960 Cadillac with original paint: Persian Sand.
  17. That car is absolutely beautiful !
  18. Big Bad Dad
    Joined: Mar 27, 2009
    Posts: 317

    Big Bad Dad

    Not 50's, but the brightest pink was probably Mopar "Panther Pink" from 1970! :eek:
  19. Big Bad Dad
    Joined: Mar 27, 2009
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    Big Bad Dad


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  20. DJCruiser
    Joined: Jan 15, 2012
    Posts: 316

    from CT

    '67 Mustang "Playmate Pink" was bright. Good enough for Mims' TR3.

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  21. Powerband
    Joined: Nov 10, 2004
    Posts: 542


    was any actually called "Pink" ?, wasn't it always Salmon or Coral or Desert Sunset or ...?
  22. A few, but most were like you said
  23. blue 49
    Joined: Dec 24, 2006
    Posts: 1,274

    blue 49
    from Iowa

    My grandparents had a pink '58 Ford. I don't know why they bought it but one of them must have really hated it. They had it painted yellow.

  24. cfnutcase
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
    Posts: 1,033

    from Branson mo

    I think the brightest was the pink that ford used in 1955, I worked restoring cars for many years and that is a really bright pink, I did a 56 vicky for myself and did it black and pink and used the 55 pink and just loved it, it was such a contrast and it was so bright, it was just awesome! Jim
  25. Emperor Chris
    Joined: Oct 9, 2007
    Posts: 469

    Emperor Chris
    from Nor Cal
    1. Upholstery

    56 or 57 Lincoln had a nice coral.....some say pink. Cool color none the less.
  26. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,709

    from Michigan

    Look up a code for the 1969 T'birds... They had a metallic pink color...;)
  27. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

  28. Flamingo Burgandy Metalic. 67 Rambler.

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