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1980 Lincoln Versailles
Exterior Paint Colors

Image: 1980 Lincoln Versailles paint color chart

1980 VERSAILLES EXTERIOR PAINT COLORS (Above)

The 1980 Versailles Clearcoat finish provides a brilliant, sparkling, and deep color appearance because the pigment lies beneath a multi-coat clear protective baked enamel coating.

CODE - COLOR (FORMULA)
1C - Black (9000, 9300)
1S - Medium Gray Metallic++ (2930)
1Y - Silver Metallic++ (3036)
3Q - Dark Blue Metallic+ ++ (3182)
4C - Medium Turquoise Metallic++ (3178)
5R - Dark Cordovan Metallic++ (2950)
8E - Bittersweet Metallic+ ++ (3294)
9D - White (2684)
12 - Light Grey+ (3295)
23 - Dark Red Metallic++ (3047)
38 - Diamond Blue Metallic++ (3050)
56 - Medium Fawn Metallic+ ++ (3298)
57 - Light Fawn Metallic+ ++ (3299)

LEGEND:
+ New paint or accent stripe color for the 1980 Versailles
++ Clearcoat color

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.

ACCENT STRIPES

ORDER CODE - STRIPE CODE - COLOR (DITZLER CODE)
B - 85B - Dark Blue+ (14181)
C - H3D - Bright Bittersweet+ (3278)
E - F3D - Bright Red+ (2830)
G - B4G - Gold (81608)
K - C6K - Light Turquoise+ (45527)
P - C2P - Silver (32520)
Q - 42U - Medium Champagne (24789)
U - 58U - Light Champagne (24788)

Paint stripes are located on upper bodysides and on deck lid.
Customers were allowed to specify a non-standard accent stripe color combination.

DUAL-SHADE PAINT OPTION (Below)

For 1980, the Versailles' Dual-Shade Paint Option cost $80, and was offered in six color combinations (shown below). The Black and Light Silver combination and the Dark Champagne and Light Champagne combination could be reversed, allowing either the darker or lighter shade on top.

The primary paint color is on the top of the car: hood, deck lid, tops of fenders, doors, and rear quarter panels above the Premium Bodyside Moldings. The secondary color runs along the bodysides, below the Premium Bodyside Moldings.

Premium Bodyside Moldings were a required option with Dual-Shade Paint, and initially were a no charge option, later in the model year they cost $77.00.

Image: 1980 Lincoln Versailles Dual-Shade paint color combinations
Image: 1980 Lincoln Versailles

Foreground: Light and Medium Fawn Metallic Dual-Shade paint option (56/57) and Light Champagne Valino Grain Coach Roof (TY)
Background: Medium Grey Metallic Clearcoat (1S) and Silver Valino Grain Coach Roof (TP)