Factory convert. top colors for a 1970 GS????

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  1. 70 gsconvt

    70 gsconvt Silver Level contributor

    I'm looking to replace the top on my car. It's currently black, but I know it's been replaced and it looks like they re-used the original material around the rear window glass and it looks to be white that was dyed black.

    What would the original color top have been on a burnished saddle car? Did you have your choice? The Stage 2 hood is gone and the factory one is in place.
     

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  2. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    I had a 70 burnished saddle 4 speed convertible and from memory the factory top was a dark brown color.
     
  3. 70 gsconvt

    70 gsconvt Silver Level contributor

    I've seen pics of cars online. I've seen white, black, tan, dark tan. About 6 colors in all. I'm sure some are tops that have been redone. I'm just curious what would have been a factory color so that I can do that and not have to go through this again if/when the car is redone with a new pearl white interior and exterior paint.
     
  4. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    What top code is on your cowl tag?
     
  5. 70 gsconvt

    70 gsconvt Silver Level contributor

    Which number(s) on the tag would be for the top?
     
  6. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Post the paint code ("PNT") .
     
  7. 70 gsconvt

    70 gsconvt Silver Level contributor

  8. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Blah, Blah, Blah

    There should be two numbers and a letter, the letter will be your top color. Post what the cowl tag says and we can look up the original top color.
     
  9. 70 gsconvt

    70 gsconvt Silver Level contributor

    This is what came back. Unfortunately it did not offer letters for the top color. The letter is an "E". I was really hoping the color would come back as Riviera Sage. I love that real light purple color.


    ST 70 44667 FL1 295033 BDY
    TR 185 68 _ PNT
    06 D
    ACC


    Data Tag Decoder Results
    Year 1970
    Make Buick
    Model Skylark Custom 2-Door Convertible
    Assembly Date Fourth week of June
    Assembly Plant
    Fisher Body Sequence FL1
    Lower Color Burnished Saddle
    Upper Color/Conv Top
    Interior Option Pearl White Vinyl or Pearl White Vinyl Bucket

    Accessory Codes
     
  10. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Sandlewood which is the same color as the one I once owned.
     
  11. 70 gsconvt

    70 gsconvt Silver Level contributor

    Thanks.

    Hmmm.

    When I go to OPGI the only color options for Skylark/GS is black and white.

    YearOne shows tan and buckskin.
     
  12. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    This is verified by the Factory Assembly Manual.

    Check Electron Tops which along with Robbins is the best.
     
  13. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

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