Pete Phillips

1937 McLaughlin Buick paint code question

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Working on a 1937 Century McLaughlin-Buick from Canada. Paint code on data plate is 759. This does not match any of the numbers on my (USA) 1937 Buick paint chart--all of them start with a 5, not a 7. Can anyone help? The original color appears to be a dark turquoise blue but it has a older grayish-green repaint on it now.

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GM of Canada used it's own paint codes.  For 1935-1955 the first digit of the paint code is the same as the last digit of the model year (leading zeros not used for 1940 and 1950) and the remainder of the code indicates the paint job combination.

 

759 = Steel Blue

 

 

Unfortunately I don't have any mixing info for that year, perhaps you could try GM of Canada's Vintage Vehicles Services;

 


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GM of Canada used it's own paint codes.  For 1935-1955 the first digit of the paint code is the same as the last digit of the model year (leading zeros not used for 1940 and 1950) and the remainder of the code indicates the paint job combination.
 
759 = Steel Blue
 
 
Unfortunately I don't have any mixing info for that year, perhaps you could try GM of Canada's Vintage Vehicles Services;
 

 

 

Sorry to steal the thread but I wondered if you could decode the paint code from my 1936 McGlaughlin.  The paint code is 611 so the 6 seems to correspond to 1936 but what color was 11?

 

Thanks,

 

Jeff

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I think, based on other years, that 611 is Oshawa Blue, but I don't have the code numbers for 1936.  Here is what I have for 1936:

 

Color (Duco Code)
Oshawa Blue (246-8188)
McLaughlin Blue (246-8187)
Brewster Green (246-50504)
Oshawa Maroon (246-8619)
Berkley Green (246-50703)
Kingswood Grey (246-50962)
Beaver Tan (246-8282)
Valli Blue (246-5617)
Rivermist Grey (246-50311)
Enfield Beige (246-6013)
 

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Thanks for the info.

 

I researched this before and I remember Oshawa Blue being a likely candidate so it is nice to see your guess being consistent with that.

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Could someone help me decode my 1937 McLaughlin Buick data plate? My trim code is 225 and my paint code is 750. Thank you very much for your help.

 

Mike

 

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Sean, thank you for your quick reply.

 

Yes, the car exterior is black. However, the firewall and door posts are a dark blue, which appears to be original, which perplexes me.

 

I don't want to speculate too much at this early stage of my investigations.

 

I contacted Vintage Vehicle Services as you suggested.

 

Thanks again,

 

Mike

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