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1957 General Motors Group Paint and Color Codes

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General Motors Paint Codes and Colors
For correct identification, please refer to the colour code listings on this site.

General Motors Color Code Location Chart

LOCATION OF PAINT CODE


General Motors paint code plate for all models except Corvair and Corvette is located under the hood at the top of the firewall on left or right of upper shroud. Corvair paint code plate is on the left cross-rail in the engine compartment. Corvette paint code plate is an instrument panel brace, below the glove compartment.

TWO-TONE COMBINATIONS: CHEVROLET, BUICK AND PONTIAC


Two letter paint codes identify two-tone combinations. The first letter identifies the main body color, second letter the upper or lower roof color.

DULUX®


Dulux is not recommended for the repair of LUCITE - or other Acrylic Lacquer finishes.

NOTE:


It may be necessary, at times, to tint colors to produce a satisfactory match due to normal weathering and changes in color standards.
BUICK EXTERIOR COLORS
SWATCH
COLOR
CODE
YEARS
Opex®
Kem®
Buick Apricot
Apricot
56-T
1956 - 1957
L1E 1280-G
JK-3754
Buick Bittersweet
Bittersweet
56-U
1956 - 1957
L1E 1281-MM
JK-3755-MM
Buick Dover White
Dover White
57-C
1955 - 1957
L1A 954
JK-3112
Buick Castle Gray
Castle Gray Metallic
57-B
1956 - 1957
L2A 1211
JK-3537
Buick Seminole Red
Seminole Red
57-M
1957
L1R 1216-R
JK-3542-R
Buick Starlight Blue
Starlight Blue Metallic
57-D
1957
L2L 1412-G
JK-4065-G
Buick Biscay Blue
Biscay Blue Metallic
57-E
1957
L2L-1415G
JK-4068-G
Buick Dresden Blue
Dresden Blue
57-G
1957
L1L 1413
JK-4066
Buick Kearney Green
Kearney Green Metallic
57-H
1957
L2G 1414G
JK-4067-G
Buick Belmont Green
Belmont Green
57-J
1957
L1G 1409
JK-4062
Buick Mint Green
Mint Green
57-K
1957
L1G 1410
JK-4063
Buick Jade Green
Jade Green Metallic
57-L
1957
L2G 1419
JK-4072
Buick Garnet Red
Garnet Red Metallic
57-N
1957
L2R 1418-G
JK 4071-G
Buick Shell Beige

Shell Beige

57-P
1957
L1R 1417
JK-4070
Buick Antique Ivory
Antique Ivory
57-R
1957
L1H-1416
JK-4069
Buick Dawn Gray
Dawn Gray
57-T
1957
L1A 1411
JK-4064
CHEVROLET EXTERIOR COLORS (* = 1957 Color carried over from 1956)
SWATCH
COLOR
CODE
YEARS
Opex®
Kem®
Chev Laurel Green
Laurel Green Metallic
820
823
1956 - 1957
L2G 1292
JK-3859
Chev Colonial Cream
Colonial Cream
800
815
816
820*
823*
1957
L1H 1331
JK-4049
Chev Calypso Cream
Calypso Cream
750
755(U)
756(U)
1956 - 1957
L1H 1285
F1H 1285
Chev Tropical Turquoise
Tropical Turquoise
799
811
1956 - 1957
L1L 1293
JK-3860
Chev Surf Green
Surf Green
797
812
813
798*
1957
L1G 1334
JK-4047
Chev Coronado Yellow
Coronado Yellow
803
814
1957
L1N 1335
JK-4050
Chev India Ivory

India Ivory

807 / 819
810 / 793*
811 / 799*
813 / 800*
814 / 801*
816 / 802*
817 / 803*
1955 - 1957
L1A 978
F1A 978
Chev Grecian Gold
Grecian Gold Metallic
756(L)
1956
L2N 1294-G
JK-3861
Chev Inca Silver
Inca Silver Metallic
804
808
794*
1956 - 1957
L11A 1337
JK-3857
Chev Larkspur Blue
Larkspur Blue
795
809
810
796*
1957
L1L 1333
JK-4046
Chev Canyon Coral
Canyon Coral
801
817
1957
L1R 1336
JK-4051
Chev Matador Red
Matador Red
802
819
1956 - 1957
L1R 1119
F1R 1119
Chev Sierra Gold
Sierra Gold Metallic
805
818
806*
1956 - 1957
L2N 1232-MM
JK-3610-X
Chev Imperial Ivory
Imperial Ivory
794
808
822
804*
821
1956 - 1957
L10A 1338
JK-3858
Chev Highland Green
Highland Green Metallic
798
812
797*
1957
L2G 1332-G
JK-4048-G
Chev Dusk Pearl
Dusk Pearl Metallic
821
822
1957
L11P 1339
JK-4129
Chev Harbor Blue
Harbor Blue Metallic
796
809
795 *
1956 - 1957
L2L 1112-G
F2L 1112-G
Chev Adobe Beige
Adobe Beige
806
818
805*
1956 - 1957
L1H 1233
F1H 1233
OLDSMOBILE EXTERIOR COLORS
SWATCH
COLOR
CODE
YEARS
Opex®
Kem®
Oldsmobile Desert Glow
Desert Glow
90
1956
L1A 1272
JK-3667
Oldsmobile Festival Red
Festival Red
20
1956 - 1957
L1R 1151-R
JK-3514-R
Oldsmobile Ice Green
Ice Green
30
1956 - 1957
L1G 1139
JK-3502
Oldsmobile Artesian Blue Metallic
Artesian Blue Metallic
41
1956 - 1957
L2L 1149-G
JK-3512-G
Oldsmobile Juneau Gray
Juneau Gray
51
1954 - 1957
L2A 758
JK-2670
Oldsmobile Alcan White
Alcan White
60
1956 - 1957
L1A 1141
JK-3504
Oldsmobile Shantung Beige
Shantung Beige
63
1956 - 1957
L1H 1148
JK-3511
Oldsmobile Rose Mist Metallic
Rose Mist Metallic
92
1956 - 1957
L11R 1433-MM Acrylic
L2R 1273-R
JK-3668-X
Oldsmobile Allegheny Green Metallic
Allegheny Green Metallic
31
1957
L2G 1424-G
JK-4089-G
Oldsmobile Kearney Green
Banff Blue
40
1957
L1L 1423
JK-4091
Oldsmobile Grenada Gray
Grenada Gray
50
1957
L1A 1422
JK-4090
Oldsmobile Charcoal Metallic
Charcoal Metallic
52
1957
L2A 1421-G
JK-4089-G
Oldsmobile Coronado Yellow
Coronado Yellow
61
1957
L1H 1425
JK-4093
Oldsmobile Sunset Glow
Sunset Glow
62
1957
L1R 1426
JK-4094
Oldsmobile Desert Glow
Desert Glow
65
1957
L1R 1131
JK-3481
Oldsmobile Royal Glow
Royal Glow
66
1957
L1R 1427-MM
JK-4095-X
Oldsmobile Cutlass Bronze
Cutlass Bronze Metallic
64
1957
L2N 1420-MM
JK-4088-X
Oldsmobile Victorian White
Victorian White
90
1957
L10A 1428
JK-4158
Oldsmobile Gold Mist
Gold Mist Metallic
91
1957
L11N 1429
JK-4159
Oldsmobile Sapphire Mist
Sapphire Mist Metallic
93
1957
L11L 1430
JK-4160
Oldsmobile Jade Mist Metallic
Jade Mist Metallic
94
1957
L11G 1431
JK-4161
Oldsmobile Platinum Mist
Platinum Mist Metallic
95
1957
L11A 1432
JK-4162
Oldsmobile Vermilion
Vermilion
22
1957
JO-4096
JK-4096
PONTIAC EXTERIOR COLORS
SWATCH
COLOR
CODE
YEARS
Opex®
Kem®
Pontiac Chevron Blue Metallic
Chevron Blue Metallic
57-B
1957
L2L 1347-G
JK-4058-G
Pontiac Nassau Green
Nassau Green
57-C
1957
L1G 1342
JK-4053
Pontiac Chateau Gray Metallic
Chateau Gray Metallic
57-E
1957
L2A 1346-G
JK-4057
Pontiac Fontaine Blue Metallic
Fontaine Blue Metallic
57-F
1957
L11L 1357-G
JK-4136-G
Pontiac Tartan Red
Tartan Red
57-G
1957
L1R 1344-R
JK-4055-R
Pontiac Charcoal Gray Metallic
Charcoal Gray Metallic
57-H
1957
L11A 1351
JK-4130
Pontiac Lucerne Blue

Lucerne Blue

57-J
1957
L1L 1343
JK-4054
Pontiac Sheffield Gray
Sheffield Gray
57-K
1957
L1A 1345
JK-4056
Pontiac Braeburn Green Metallic
Braeburn Green Metallic
57-L
1957
L2G 1348-G
JK-4059-G
Pontiac Starlight Yellow
Starlight Yellow
57-M
1957
L1Y 1350
JK-4061
Pontiac Cordova Red
Cordova Red
57-N
1957
L11M 1354
JK-4133
Pontiac Kenya Ivory
Kenya Ivory
57-P
1957
L10A 1356
JK-4135
Pontiac Silver Gray Metallic
Silver Gray Metallic
57-Q
1957
L11A 1353
JK-4132
Pontiac Carib Coral
Carib Coral
57-R
1957
L1R 1340-R
JK=4052-R
Pontiac Limefire Green
Limefire Green
57-S
1957
L11G 1352-G
JK-4131-G
Pontiac Seacrest Green
Seacrest Green
57-T
1957
L10G 1355
JK-4134
Pontiac Sage Blue
Sage Blue
57-U
1957
L2P 1349
JK-4060
Pontiac Nautilus Blue
Nautilus Blue
57-D
1955
L1L 973
JK-3175
Pontiac Sapphire Blue
Sapphire Blue
57-D
1956 - 1957
L1L 973
JK-3175
Pontiac Calypso Yellow
Calypso Yellow
56-I
1955
L1H 1285
F1H 1285
Pontiac Malibar Yellow
Malibar Yellow
56-I
1956 - 1957
L1H 1285
F1H 1285
Pontiac Avalon Blue
Avalon Blue
56-V
1956
L2L 1287-G
JK-3824
Pontiac Kerry Green
Kerry Green
56-O
1956
L2G 1288-G
JK-3823
Pontiac Marina Blue
Marina Blue
56-U
1956
L1L 1289-G
JK-3827
Pontiac Rodeo Beige
Rodeo Beige
56-Y
1956
L1H 1290
JK-3825
Pontiac Lilac
Lilac
56-Z
1956
L2P 1286-G
JK-3828
Pontiac Sun Beige No. 2
Sun Beige No. 2
56-W
1956
L1H 1291
JK-3826
CHEVROLET TRUCK EXTERIOR
SWATCH
COLOR
CODE
YEARS
Kem®
Interior
Chev Truck Omaha Orange
Omaha Orange
774
788(L)
1936 - 1957
F1E 43143
No
Chev Truck Yukon Yellow
Yukon Yellow
775
789(L)
1952 - 1957
F1Y 455
No
Chev Truck Pure White
Pure White
776
1954 - 1957
F1A 1369
No
Ocean Green
Ocean Green
765
778(U)
779(L)
1953 - 1957
F1G 618
Crest Green
Sand Beige
Sand Beige
768
782(L)
1955 - 1957
F1H 1066
Yes
Bombay Ivory
Bombay Ivory
791 and Upper
1955 - 1957
F1H 1044
No
Granite Gray
Granite Gray
772
786(L)
1955 - 1957
F1A 1067
Yes
Cardinal Red
Cardinal Red
769
783(L)
791
1956 - 1957
F1R 1278-R
Heath Red
Golden Yellow
Golden Yellow
771
785(L)
1956 - 1957
F1Y 1279
No
Brewster Green
Brewster Green
764
778(L)
1957
F1G 1477
Balsam Green
Royal Blue
Royal Blue
767
780(L)
1957
F1L 1475
Midnight Blue
Indian Turquoise
Indian Turquoise
770
784(L)
1957
F1G 1479-G
No
Alpine Blue
Alpine Blue
766
780(U)
781(L)
1957
F1L 1480-G
Azure Blue
Sandstone Beige
Sandstone Beige
777
790(L)
1957
F1N 1476
No
Arctic Beige
Arctic Beige
-
1957
F1A 1478
used on Radiator Grille, Headlamps, Doors, Front Bumpers, Hub Caps
1957 Buick
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