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Old November 6th, 2013, 04:53 PM
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I am looking at buying a 1970 442 with a paint code of 10 75. This would mean red on top and white all over the rest of the car correct???

I havent seen a picture on google of anything remotely close to this....
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Old November 6th, 2013, 05:01 PM
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That would seem to be the case. To be sure a clear pic of the cowl tag would be great to reassure.
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Old November 6th, 2013, 05:21 PM
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The car has trim on it like it had a vinyl top, but this would be indicated by a letter in the paint code...wouldn't it? This series would mean it was painted, correct???

The entire second line reads: TR 937 B80 10 75 PNT
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Old November 6th, 2013, 05:38 PM
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Correct the 75 represents Matador Red painted top

'65 - '68 would be a number for vinyl/convertible top color
'69 - '72 would be a letter for vinyl/convertible top color
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Must be stunning to see in person!
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Originally Posted by 1970442lover View Post
The car has trim on it like it had a vinyl top, but this would be indicated by a letter in the paint code...wouldn't it? This series would mean it was painted, correct???

The entire second line reads: TR 937 B80 10 75 PNT
Yes, originally, my 70 F-85 was like that but it was light green lower with a dark green painted top. I have seen a few other cars like this, Olds and Chevys.

I think the white with red top would be very unique. What is the interior color on the 442 you are looking at, figuring red or white?

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Old November 7th, 2013, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by 1970442lover View Post
The car has trim on it like it had a vinyl top, but this would be indicated by a letter in the paint code...wouldn't it? This series would mean it was painted, correct???

The entire second line reads: TR 937 B80 10 75 PNT
Two tone cars used the same trim as vinyl top cars between the two paint colors.
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Old November 7th, 2013, 07:12 AM
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red top

Maybe like this ? Looks strange.. I would change to black.
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Originally Posted by GAOldsman View Post
Correct the 75 represents Matador Red painted top

'65 - '68 would be a number for vinyl/convertible top color
'69 - '72 would be a letter for vinyl/convertible top color

Think that's backwards. 65-68 were letter-letter, like V-V for instance.
10-75 would fit the number scheme of the later years.
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V V would be correct for a '65 - '68 car with the painted roof

But V 1 could be a '65 - '68 car with white vinyl top or convertible top for example as stated above ^^^ vinyl/convertible top color code
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Maybe like this ? Looks strange.. I would change to black.
Wow. Real "granny car" colors.

I think it's kinda cool. Very authentic. You don't see those combos around anymore.



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Old November 7th, 2013, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by MDchanic View Post
You don't see those combos around anymore.
There might be a reason for that.

Just sayin'...
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I like it!
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Yes, originally, my 70 F-85 was like that but it was light green lower with a dark green painted top. I have seen a few other cars like this, Olds and Chevys.

I think the white with red top would be very unique. What is the interior color on the 442 you are looking at, figuring red or white?
White interior
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Old November 8th, 2013, 07:32 PM
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Maybe like this ? Looks strange.. I would change to black.
Nice photo-shopping, only it looks like velvet top. I'm trying to find the thread that has the picture, but it's a 70 CS vert with white body and red W30 striping. (not pace car red/black striping) Sort of another unusual color combo.
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Is this car being sold by a dealer?
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There was a 442 in this exact same color combination for sale in Colorado a year or so ago. From the pictures posted at the time I thought it was very cool! Although not a fan of white cars usually I would have kept it just the way it was because it was so unique.

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Maybe buy a Red Roof Inn and use it as your company car. But seriously, it's nice to see some different cars and colors occasionally.
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Old November 9th, 2013, 06:22 PM
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Anyway, I have seen this car on eBay a month ago - at least I believe it's the same car. I asked the seller for the data plate and indeed it showed it to be two-tone. Seller didn't have a clue.

White/red is one of my favorite combos. Red/white is totally uninteresting in comparison. Unfortunately, the car I saw suffered some mods that brought it down to Perfumed Pig status, but all that stuff can be corrected. I hope whomever buys it maintains the integrity of the data plate.

Here's a pic of a similar GTO.
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Old November 10th, 2013, 05:33 AM
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My dad had a blue 70 Cutlass S with white painted top. Looked funky. Painted tops usually fared better down the road as far as rust issues around the A-pillars and back glass vs. vinyl tops, though.
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In the book Setting the Pace on page 333 there in a 65 Cutlass white with a red painted top and interior pictured.

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Yes, that '73 too - 455 4-speed!
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Old November 10th, 2013, 09:59 AM
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Funny how in 73 I didn't like that body style. Now I really do.
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