Color code for 1976/1977 red

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Color code for 1976/1977 red

Post by marx3 on Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:35 am

My Monte Carlois going to the painters soon. Inspired by the Laguna ( / Monte Carlo ) from Cannonball Run, I am having it painted red. I need the color to look as 70's as possible, so my question is: what's the name or code for the 1976/ 77 red Laguna flying into the swimming pool in the beginning of the movie? It seems the Monte Carlo they switched to a little later in the movie, also has the same type of red.
I know there are about a handful of different versions of red, for the 76/77 model year. Does anybody know what type of red, GM would have put on an A- body back then?
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Re: Color code for 1976/1977 red

Post by S3SS on Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:49 am

Code 72 medium red possibly
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Re: Color code for 1976/1977 red

Post by Mcarlo77 on Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:40 am

That's what my Monte is painted. It's the brightest red I know of offered on any "A" body.
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Re: Color code for 1976/1977 red

Post by marx3 on Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:45 am

I think the code 72 medium red looks spot on. It must not be too light, just plain good old fashioned red, on the darker side I guess.

What other darker shades of red where offered on A-bodies?
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Re: Color code for 1976/1977 red

Post by Podor on Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:30 pm

Hope you can see the colors. I appologize for the poor pictures. This is for '77.




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Re: Color code for 1976/1977 red

Post by marx3 on Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:44 pm

Awesome, thank you :-)
Judging by those samples, the medium red gets confirmed once more.
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