1969 Copper Mist - any pic's?

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by sgbuick, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. sgbuick

    sgbuick Well-Known Member

    Does anyone have pic's they can post of a 1969 buick with code 85 Copper Mist color (not the 1971, which is different) Would like to see pics since there are not too many on the web.
     
  2. Brian Albrecht

    Brian Albrecht Gold Level Monkey

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  3. Brian Albrecht

    Brian Albrecht Gold Level Monkey

    After an exhaustive internet search..."AND FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE NEVER SEEN (CODE 85) CHESTNUT BRONZE METALLIC PAINT, THIS PAINT COLOR IS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING"

    http://rods-classics.com/content/1969-oldsmobile-442-4-speed

    Around 1985 I saw a '69 Riviera GS this color with a black vinyl top and chrome road wheels. That was stunning.
     

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  4. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Old car enthusiast

    I don't think I've ever seen this color on a 69 GS, but I think it would look great!
     
  5. Brian Albrecht

    Brian Albrecht Gold Level Monkey

    It was a Riviera color, somebody would have to have paid the extra money to get it. I know folks like Roberta have the production numbers on paint, maybe they can help?
     

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  6. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Old car enthusiast

    Well, if I continue forward with this 69GS400, I basically have a blank slate. That color would look great with a fresh white interior.:Brow:
     
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  7. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Ugg

    Since it was a Riv color it would be an SCO paint color for the GS. I don't believe there is a break down of the actual SCO colors but it does list that 101 GS (400 & 350) cars had SCO paint so the number of Copper Mist cars would be pretty low since the SCO covered all special order paint cars.
     
  8. Eddie M

    Eddie M Well-Known Member

    Mike, do you know how many 1968 GS 400's were painted Medium Teal Blue (code L)?

    --Eddie--
     
  9. Brian Albrecht

    Brian Albrecht Gold Level Monkey

    That is a fantastic idea...:TU:

    101 SCO cars. Cool stat. Thanks Mike!
     
  10. 69GS400s

    69GS400s ...my own amusement ride!


    Were the FireGlow cars SCO's ?
     
  11. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Old car enthusiast

    Totally different color in direct sunlight. pic 1 and 2
     

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  12. Brian Albrecht

    Brian Albrecht Gold Level Monkey

    I love colors that do that. Aqua Mist on a '70, for example. But, this can also be partially the result of base/clear IMHO.
     
  13. tt455

    tt455 T Bone

    My old Cortez gold did the same also.

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  14. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Ugg

    I "believe" the very early Fire Glow cars were SCO before the color was "officially" released.
     
  15. Brian Albrecht

    Brian Albrecht Gold Level Monkey

    The Fireglow car I had was Q-Q on the trim tag with no SCO notation.
     
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  16. 69 GS 400

    69 GS 400 Well-Known Member

    My 69 Fireglow ragtop was the 89th GS built according to the cowl tag . No SCO noted but a ''-'' for the paint code with black top and no carpet on the lower front door panels and no rear ashtrays on the rear panels. Screw up ? Maybe the first Fireglow rag top built ? Day one build ? Also squared off 400 emblems on hood compared to more common swept back ones.
     
  17. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Old car enthusiast

    I wonder how close this paint color formula is to Chevy's 1966 Aztec Bronze?? Looks very similar.
     
  18. cjp69

    cjp69 Platinum Level Contributor

    Correct, as 69 GS 400 noted, the early cars had a "-" paint code for SCO color, and as Brian noted, the later cars had a "Q".

    My convertible has a "-" and was built in Fremont. I don't have my "Mike Trom" book of numbers with me here at the office, but IIRC it is 1 of 1 or 1 of 2 "-" paint 69 GS convertibles built in Fremont.
     
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  19. Ken Mild

    Ken Mild King of 18 Year Resto's

    Is that a 70 hood on a 69 car?
     
  20. Brian Albrecht

    Brian Albrecht Gold Level Monkey

    Ken, are you saying that hood wasn't optional on a '69 442?
     

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