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57 Paint Codes - help?

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My 57 has been repainted once decades ago (looks close, but not quite) and wanted to check out the original (hope to get it done right one day). It is a RM 75 and the paint code says ES, but I cannot find a color with code S on my paint chip sheet. Am I missing something? Thanks

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what color is your car now? Is the S for a special order designation? got any photos?

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By the way, what is a spring color? The spring after the fall it's released?

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: lancemb</div><div class="ubbcode-body">By the way, what is a spring color? The spring after the fall it's released? </div></div>

The manufacturers used to do "spring specials." Special trim and paint combinations and trim re-shuffling in some cases. As you surmised, it was usually the spring of the stated model year.

I took a look at your car, by the way, very pretty machine!

Charlie Larkin

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lancemb,

Welcome to the '57 fold; this post will help clue you in to your RM 75.

http://forums.aaca.org/ubbthreads.php/topics/516391/Collecting_Your_Car_in_Miniatu#Post516391

The <span style="font-style: italic">Roadmistress</span>, my '57, is an early production car with Dover White over Dresden Blue.

Roadmistress_Roanoke.jpg

This is my dashboard; compare it to your RM 75's heavily-chromed version...

Dash_57_Buick.jpg

TG

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I've just learned of two RM 75's with the "Tiara-Top" stainless roof treatment, similar to Model 73's & 76R's. They appear to be

special-order, original cars, so I stand corrected on the thread about collecting your car in miniature.

Roadmistress_Rear.jpg

The <span style="font-style: italic">Roadmistress</span>, an early Model 73 assembled in Atlanta.

It never ceases to amaze me how much there is to learn about '57 Buicks,

and even after 16+ years of study, there's still much to know.

These gorgeous <span style="font-style: italic">boulevardiers</span> are finally getting the respect they've always deserved,

and are as equally at home on Main Street as they are on major US Highways!

We really need to create a Registry for all '57's...

TG

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