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Exterior Paint Colors
1972

Thunderbird script
PAINT CODE

1A
1C
2G
2J
3B
3C
3D
3H
4A
4B
4D
4G
4P
4Q
5C
5D
5F
5G
6B
6D
6G
6J
9A
COLOR

Light Gray Metallic
Black
Burgundy Fire (Glamour Paint Option)
Maroon
Light Blue
Blue Fire (Glamour Paint Option)
Medium Blue Metallic
Dark Blue Metallic
Pastel Lime
Bright Green Gold Metallic
Green Fire (Glamour Paint Option)
Lime Fire (Glamour Paint Option)
Medium Green Metallic
Dark Green Metallic
Walnut Fire (Glamour Paint Option)
Cinnamon Fire (Glamour Paint Option)
Dark Brown Metallic
Copper Fire (Glamour Paint Option)
Light Yellow Gold
Yellow
Gold Fire (Glamour Paint Option)
Gray Gold Metallic
White
Below: 1972 Thunderbird with Glamour Paint Option Group shown in Copper Fire. The Glamour Paint Option Group includes: special hand-rubbed metallic paint in eight colors; body and hood striping; color-keyed wheel covers; tooled silvery Landau "S" bar inserts (when a vinyl roof is equipped). Simulated woodgrain inserts are fitted to the "S" bars on cars without Glamour Paint.
1972 Ford Thunderbird with Glamour Paint Option Group (shown in Copper Fire)
  ABOUT GLAMOUR PAINT AND COLOR
ACCENT STRIPE COLORS

BLK Black
BLU Medium Blue
BRN Medium Brown
GLD Gold Iridescent
GRN Lime
IVO Ivory

S-BAR PART NUMBERS

D2SZ-65517A20-B (Right side—woodgrain insert)
D2SZ-65517A21-B (Left side—woodgrain insert)
D2SZ-65517A20-C (Right side—Glamour paint only)
D2SZ-65517A21-C (Left side—Glamour paint only)
Beginning in 1972, the optional Glamour Paint finishes became more predominant. For instance, in 1971 there were just 4 optional paint colors offered, and in 1972 the total doubled to 8 different colors. The price also jumped about $30 as well. By 1975, almost half of the colors offered on the Thunderbird would be optional Starfire colors, as it was called at that point in time.

This is an important option to look for and consider when purchasing a classic car. And color can make a difference in value, as well. Rare and unusual colors are beginning to be noticed in collector circles. Period colors, or colors that identify the era the car is from are making a comeback. Consider the new Mustangs offered in Lime Gold, which seem to be everywhere today. A few years ago, Lime Gold was not considered such a hot color on an older car, and now more people are seeking them out.

For additional information on classic car paint colors, read MILEPOSTS Garage | Does Color Matter? You might just decide to break away from the old standards: black, white, and red.


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