Did Buick use Pontiac Paint Colors

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by Dave Sloan, Sep 27, 2019.

  1. Dave Sloan

    Dave Sloan Member

    Hello, I have a 1965 Riviera that is gold in color. I have disassembled the car and it looks like it came from the factory this color. I have looked for a build sheet on the car, but I have not located one. The Paint Code on the trim tag has a Star on it.
    Did Buick use Pontiac colors on a special ordered car. Tiger Gold looks close.

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  2. Donuts & Peelouts

    Donuts & Peelouts Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    Maybe but they would have used a different name
  3. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Buick Guru

    It looks like Sahara Mist to me. It seems that early built Rivs mostly have the star, if it was a special order color it would have had the star and SCO, the star was not seen on later 65 Rivs, last I heard they had yet to figure out what and why the star was there, but it was there on lots of regular off the line examples. It's been theorized that maybe cars that were dealer ordered for inventory didn't have them and ones that customer ordered did, but that had yet to been proven

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  4. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

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    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

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    getting some work done...
  6. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

    Chevrolet used SS color and called it Sierra Tan.
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  7. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

    Cool car BTW... I looked at one in N. Michigan that was that color. Cheers,
  8. Dave Sloan

    Dave Sloan Member

    Thanks for the info.
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  9. MilehighBuick

    MilehighBuick Well-Known Member

  10. WQ59B

    WQ59B Well-Known Member

    ^ There were commonly a few brand-unique colors in a given year, but the bulk of Chev-Ponti-Olds-Buick used the same palette.
    Cadillac had their own colors.

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