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1977 Lincoln Versailles
Exterior Paint Colors

Image: 1977 Lincoln Versailles White paintCOLOR CODE - COLOR (FORMULA)
9F - White (2996)
Image: 1977 Lincoln Versailles Midnight Blue paint 35 - Midnight Blue (2952)
Image: 1977 Lincoln Versailles Wedgewood Blue paint 36 - Wedgewood Blue (2994)
Image: 1977 Lincoln Versailles Light Chamois paint 5G - Light Chamois (2989)
Image: 1977 Lincoln Versailles Cordovan paint 5R - Cordovan Metallic (2950)
Image: 1977 Lincoln Versailles Midnight Cordovan paint 5L - Midnight Cordovan (2995)
Image: 1977 Lincoln Versailles Light Silver paint 1T - Light Silver Metallic (3036)
Image: 1977 Lincoln Versailles Cinnamon Gold paint 5K - Cinnamon Gold Metallic (2997)

Image: 1977 Lincoln Versailles paint test

1977 Lincoln Versailles Introduces Clearcoat Paint

The Versailles was the first American-built car to utilize a two step painting process. The Clearcoat/basecoat process was developed in Europe, and improved upon by Lincoln. The basecoat is applied to the properly prepared body panels and contains highly-pigmented enamel. Once the multi-coat basecoats are complete, additional coats of clear, acrylic enamel are applied. The end result? An incredible smooth, lustrous finish that is like no other.

To ensure that every Versailles left the factory with a uniform, highly reflective, mirror-like finish, a new Distinctness of Image meter was developed. The DI Meter generates a beam of light, which is reflected from the finished painted surface. The distinctness of light returning to the meter is measured against a calibrated standard, ensuring each car has a consistent high gloss finish.

The high gloss finish is the end result of a seven-step process. Those seven steps are:

1. Phosphating
2. Priming
3. Sanding
4. Enameling
5. Clearcoating
6. Hand Buffing and Polishing
7. Evaluating

Because the Clearcoat process reveals many surface imperfections other painting processes don't, extra time and care is taken to make sure the surfaces to be painted are perfectly clean with no imperfections.

The end result was an automotive finish unlike any other, one that has mirrorlike qualities and is durable and lasting.

PAINT/TAPE STRIPES

STRIPE CODE - COLOR
4 - Blue (14181)
5 - Chamois (82314)
6 - Silver (32520)
8 - Gold (81608)
E - Orange (60657)
J - Brite Red (2830)
K - Cordovan (72251)
L - Light Blue (2403)

Paint stripes are located on upper bodysides and on deck lid.


TU-TONE PAINT OPTION

Color listed first is hood, deck lid, and body color above bodyside molding; color listed second is accent color below bodyside molding

BODY COLOR CODE - COLOR / ACCENT COLOR CODE - ACCENT COLOR (INTERIOR COLOR)
Image: 1977 Lincoln Versailles Wedgewood Blue paint
Image: 1977 Lincoln Versailles Midnight Blue paint
36 - Wedgewood Blue / 35 - Midnight Blue (Wedgewood Blue interior)

Image: 1977 Lincoln Versailles Light Chamois paint
Image: 1977 Lincoln Versailles Cinnamon Gold paint
5G - Light Chamois / 5K - Cinnamon Gold (Chamois interior)

Image: 1977 Lincoln Versailles Cordovan paint
Image: 1977 Lincoln Versailles Midnight Cordovan paint
5R - Cordovan Metallic / 5L - Midnight Cordovan (Cordovan interior)

Image: 1977 Lincoln Versailles Light Silver paint
Image: 1977 Lincoln Versailles Medium Silver paint
1T - Light Silver Metallic / 1S - Medium Silver Metallic (2930) (Dove Grey interior)

MOONROOF TINT

COLOR (DITZLER CODE)
Silver (2593)
Gold (24431)
Brown (24285)

EXTERIOR VINYL COLORS

VINYL CODE - COLOR (UCV NUMBER / ALPHA CODE)
B - Midnight Blue (2-497 / EBSA)
F - Dark Cordovan Metallic Print (2-499 / EFSS)
P - Silver Metallic (2-366 / SPLC)
S - Light Blue (2-509 / EBLF)
U - Chamois Print (2-505 / ETJF)
W - White (2-401 / ZWFA)

Note: Paint color representations shown here may not appear accurately on all computers. Use the paint code or formula number provided to have an automotive paint store mix the color correctly.

Image: 1977 Lincoln Versailles