1968 Plymouth Road Runner paint colors

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1968 Plymouth Road Runner paint colors

  • Looking for some help from knowledgeable Mopar fans, please.

    I am attempting to duplicate the early '68 that I owned eons ago. As best I remember to paint color was a metallic olive, or olive-looking green. 

    Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of the car, except in my head, so if anyone canpoint me in the right direction to finding a similar color I will be eternally grateful!

    Thanks in advance, Carl.

    "Shoot low boys, they're riding Shetland Ponies!" - Lewis Grizzard, revered Southern humorist
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  •  ga.retread wrote:

    Looking for some help from knowledgeable Mopar fans, please.

    I am attempting to duplicate the early '68 that I owned eons ago. As best I remember to paint color was a metallic olive, or olive-looking green. 

    Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of the car, except in my head, so if anyone canpoint me in the right direction to finding a similar color I will be eternally grateful!

    Thanks in advance, Carl.

    for what it's worth, that's the same color all thru the late sixties. What they called it I don't remember, but I'll find out in the morning (we have one in the family). There was also a dark green similar to British racing green, and think there was a lighter metalic green in a couple years too. In my family the color has been known as pickle green and just plain alligator!

    gary

  • Try this site, you can search any make or year for color chips:

    http://www.tcpglobal.com/autocolorlibrary/

    http://www.tcpglobal.com/aclchip.aspx?image=1968-plymouth-pg01.jpg

      Here's another good ref:

    http://www.moparsunlimited.net/paint_codes.htm

      I'd guess you were looking for Advacado or Mist green. Now you just need to find a close match or see if someone would mix you up a small batch of "touch-up paint".

     I you go the  "touch-up paint" route, it will probably be laquer so make sure you test it on some sprue before painting your model, to make sure it won't disolve your plastic. A primer base coat would probaby be prudent.

     

     

     

     

     

    Dave

  • Thank you so much. After looking at all three links you listed I decided that the color I am looking for is "Avacado Green Poly". I will post pics as soon as I get it Painted.

    Once again, much thanks for your help.

    Carl

    "Shoot low boys, they're riding Shetland Ponies!" - Lewis Grizzard, revered Southern humorist
  • Glad I could help.

     You know, I think my grandfather's Dart was that color. I wish I had that car today, or my mom's yellow and black GT with buckets and a 318.  If only time travel were possible....

     

     

     

    Dave

  • I know the feelin'. I don't know how many times I wish I still had my Runner. Even tho it had the 383 with the 440 heads and all, it still got better mileage than a lot of the cars today. AND it was a lot more fun to drive.

    Once again, thanx for the help on the paint color.

     Carl

     

    "Shoot low boys, they're riding Shetland Ponies!" - Lewis Grizzard, revered Southern humorist