CODE - COLOR (FORMULA)
9F - White (2996)
35 - Midnight Blue (2952)
36 - Wedgewood Blue (2994)
5G - Light Chamois (2989)
23 - Dark Red Metallic+ (3047)
5R - Cordovan Metallic (2050)
1T - Light Silver Metallic (3036)
5K - Cinnamon Gold Metallic (2997)
+ New color for 1978
The 1978 Versailles had a stunning clarity in its finish.
Versailles' brilliant, deep, sparkling surface was the result of a multi-step
process that has the pigment lying below a clear, protective coating. Most
other cars of the day had the pigmentation on the surface, and its a difference
that is stunning in its clarity and brilliance. The Clearcoat surface was
resistant to airborne pollutants and most other types of staining.
The Versailles body panels first undergo a zinc phosphate coating and a
dip primer, in which the car's entire body is submerged in a 100-foot tank.
A second coat of primer is applied electrostatically, and that is followed
by two double coats of enamel paint with the color pigments embedded within.
Automatic spray guns using 50,000 volts of electricity assure a uniform
color coat adhesion to the body. This wet-on-wet process also has the added
benefit of drying to an extra hard finish, making it more resistant to
chips and scratches.
Multiple coats of clear acrylic enamel are then applied, which are hand-buffed
and polished to a mirror-like shine unlike that of any other automobile.
The resultant smoothness of the finish was considerably superior to that of typical paint processes.
ORDER CODE = FORD STRIPE COLOR CODE - COLOR (DITZLER CODE)
3 = 5366-A - Dark Red (2609)
4 = 2098-A - Blue (13249)
5 = 5498-A - Chamois (24520)
6 = 1904-A - Silver (32520)
8 = 5583-A - Gold (24553)
E = 5204-A - Orange (60657)
J = 5440-A - Brite Red (2890)
K = 5521-A - Cordovan (72251)
L = 3429-A - Light Blue (2403)
Paint stripes are located on upper bodysides and on deck lid, and are color coordinated with the vinyl roof color, with provisions for customer options.
DUO-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)
36 - Wedgewood Blue / 35 - Midnight Blue (Wedgewood Blue interior)
5G - Light Chamois / 5K - Cinnamon Gold (Chamois interior)
1T - Light Silver Metallic / 1S - Medium Silver Metallic (Dove Grey interior)
Note: Color representations on this page 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.