1928 Plymouth 1937 Plymouth Plymouth: The First Decade

Ditzler Colors Online

The AutoColorLibrary has a pretty complete set of vintage Ditzler color chips.

DuPont Refinish Colors Online

Recently DuPont has put their color chips for all 1924 and up cars on line at.

http://www.performancecoatings.dupont.com/bowstreet5/webengine/dpc/common/Controller

Make sure you don't have pop up windows blocked, then click on “Visitor” the top of the page, then click on “Color” on the top of the page, then click on “Color Chip Library - Historical” on the left of the page, enter your key work (e.g. “1933 Plymouth”).

Original DuPont Color Mixes For Plymouths

Paint formulas are from [DuPont 1935] or [DuPont 1938] matches to newer colors are from [Buton n.d.].


Paint Cross Reference (Sorted by IM code)

Note that the same a paint color may have been identified by more than one name. And that a color name may have had different color mixes on different models.

Ditzler and DuPont do not list the same color names for some of the early years. Where the names match up I have cross referenced them in the same table row. For other entries which might be the same actual color there are two entries, one for the Ditzler name and one for the DuPont name.

Color chips are only approximate. Chips may have changed colors over the years. During the scanning process the colors may have shifted. And, of course, every computer monitor shows colors differently.

Color Name Used On Chip Ditzler Dupont
Ditz-Lac Intermix System Synthetic Enamel Duco Dulux Pyralux
Aurora Sand PB paint chip IM-13   246-30301    
Radio Blue PCXX, PD paint chip IM-89   246-30351    
Marquette Blue PA paint chip IM-103        
Mount Desert Gray PA paint chip IM-149   246-30264    
Merrimac Beige PB paint chip IM-202   246-30302    
Hanover Gray PA paint chip IM-212   246-30261    
Thorne Brown PA paint chip IM-283   246-30271    
Everglades Red PC paint chip IM-402   246-30352    
Sea Gate Blue PA paint chip IM-411        
Ravenswood Brown PA paint chip IM-425        
Empire Maroon PC, PE, PF, PG paint chip IM-429   246-30353    
Verona Maroon PCXX, PD
Cigarette PA paint chip IM-451        
Phantom Gray PB paint chip IM-643   246-30305    
Chrysler Light Gray PC, PCXX, PD paint chip IM-680   246-30355    
Boone Brown PA paint chip IM-721        
Crescendo Green PA paint chip IM-746        
Italian Cream PA paint chip IM-747        
Valencia Green No. 1 PA paint chip IM-781        
Granada Jade Green PA paint chip IM-782        
Gray Green PC paint chip IM-827   246-30356    
Monarch Maroon PC paint chip IM-839   246-30357    
Salamanca Blue PA paint chip IM-849        
Bamboo Green No. 4 PA paint chip IM-853        
Dustproof Gray Light PA paint chip IM-854   246-30255    
Armada Gray PC
Spruce Green No. 3 PA paint chip IM-855        
Spruce Green No. 2 PA paint chip IM-856        
Valencia Green No. 3 PA paint chip IM-859        
Valencia Green No. 4 PA paint chip IM-860        
Trooper Tan PA paint chip IM-867        
Shawnee Beige PA paint chip IM-868        
Cloud Gray PA paint chip IM-869        
Grebe Gray PA paint chip IM-870        
Imperial Champagne Tan PA paint chip IM-875        
Briarcliff Beige PA paint chip IM-876        
Auto Gray Deep PA paint chip IM-924   246-30349    
Sea Eagle Gray PC
Durode Gray PCXX, PD
Columbia River Obsidian Blue PA paint chip IM-941   246-30249    
Pilot Blue No. 2 PB paint chip IM-943   246-30307    
Packard Blue PA paint chip IM-949   246-30295    
Limousine Blue No. 4 PB, PC, PCXX, PD
Pine Ridge Green No. 4 PA paint chip IM-955   246-30266    
Evergreen PA paint chip IM-975   246-30256    
State Maroon PB paint chip IM-979        
Biscay Sand PB paint chip IM-1053   246-30311    
Hathor Blue PB paint chip IM-1077   246-30312    
Gulfweed Green No. 2 PA paint chip IM-1094   246-30259    
Pine Ridge Green No. 3 PA paint chip IM-1095   246-30265    
Templar Blue PA paint chip IM-1096   246-30269    
Lockhaven Gray No. 1 PA paint chip IM-1098   246-30263    
Wyll Green (Myll Green?) PB paint chip IM-1099   246-30314    
Bonaventure Green PA paint chip IM-1103   246-30245    
March Bloodsone Read PA paint chip IM-1125        
Byram Blue PA paint chip IM-1126   246-30246    
Crown Maroon PA paint chip IM-1129        
Bamboo Green No. 3 PA paint chip IM-1130        
Gulfwood Green No. 1 PA paint chip IM-1132        
Deluxe Maroon Light PB paint chip IM-1172        
Deluxe Maroon Deep PB paint chip IM-1173        
Washington Blue PB paint chip IM-1188   246-30319    
Gascony Green PB paint chip IM-1197   246-30322    
Tuscan Tan No. 3 PB paint chip IM-1200   246-30323    
Thistle Green PC paint chip IM-1210   246-30358    
Thorncliffe Green PC
French Taupe #4Metallic PC paint chip IM-1263   Special Mix    
Washington Blue PC paint chip IM-1283   246-30361    
Plymouth Blue PCXX, PD
Bahama Green PC, PD paint chip IM-1287   246-30362    
Palm Beach Gray No. 3 PE, PF, PG paint chip IM-1349        
Gunmetal Light Poly. PE paint chip IM-1351        
Clipper Blue No. 4 Poly. PE, PF, PG paint chip IM-1352        
Uhlan Gray PB paint chip IM-1385   246-30304    
Orion Blue PF, PG paint chip IM-1443        
Fisherman Blue No. 4 PE, PF, PG paint chip IM-1444        
Plymouth Maroon P1, P2 paint chip IM-1537 QDE-432 246-31407-M 93-5686-M 225-31407-M
Aquamarine Blue P1, P2 paint chip IM-1538 QDE-436 246-31335 93-5687 225-31335
Plymouth Gunmetal Gray P1, P2 paint chip IM-1539 QDE-433 246-31334 93-5685 225-31334
Plymouth Blue P1, P2, P3(?), P4(?)   IM-1540 QDE-283 246-31237 93-5684 225-31237
Palm Beach Gray P1, P2   IM-1541 QDE-435 246-31408 93-5688 225-31408
Aquamarine Blue P3, P4 paint chip IM-1774   202-38107 93-5687  
Middy Blue P11, P21, P3, P4 paint chip IM-1775   246-31624 93-5845 225-31624
Plymouth Blue P3, P4 paint chip IM-1776        
Plymouth Gunmetal Gray P3, P4 paint chip IM-1777   202-38106    
Plymouth Beige P3, P4 paint chip IM-1778   202-38108    
Garfield Green P3, P4 paint chip IM-1821     93-6040  
Black PB, PC, PD, PE, PF, PG, P11, P21, P3, P4   LE-30VV   246-2048-R 93-005 225-2113
Fennimore Green PA paint chip     246-30257    
Gettysburg Blue Dark PA paint chip     246-30258    
Chicle Drab PA paint chip     246-30247    
Ching Blue PA paint chip     246-30248    
Copra Drab PA paint chip     246-30251    
De Luxe Maroon Dark PA paint chip     246-30252    
DeLuxe Maroon Deep PB
De Luxe Maroon Light PA, PB paint chip     246-30253    
Desert Sand
Nassau Tan
PA paint chip     246-30254    
Haverhill Brown PA paint chip     246-30262    
Sahara Sand PA paint chip     246-30267    
State Maroon PA, PB paint chip     246-30268    
Casino Red PB       246-30348    
Auto Gray Dark PA paint chip     246-30244    
Ripley Brown or Plymouth Beige P11, P21       246-31625 93-5846 225-31625

1[DuPont 1938] indicates these this color was available on P1 and P2 cars but [Chrysler 1935a] does not show them.


Manufacture identification for matches to newer colors

IM-xxx Ditzler
246-xxxx DuPont
MS xx Martin-Senour

246-30255 Armada Gray

Approximate Newer Color: 1928 Ford Arabian Sand LIght IM-432
Fluid Oz.   Color Name
27 1/2 246-0091 White
1 11/16 246-020 Black
1 11/16 246-064 Ferrite Yellow
1 1/16 246-031 Dark Red (Oxide)
31 15/16 Total Oz.

246-30295 Limousine Blue No. 4

Approximate Newer Color: 1929-30 Ford Andalusite Blue IM-12

Fluid Oz.   Color Name
29 5/8 246-050 Dark Blue (Chinese)
1 3/8 246-0091 White
31 Total Oz.

246-30349 Durode Gray

Approximate Newer Color: Fiat Medium Gray #684 MS 124F

Fluid Oz.   Color Name
26 1/2 246-0091 White
4 5/8 246-020 Black
7/16 246-071 Medium Light Green
1 3/8 246-064 Ferrite Yellow
32 15/16 Total Oz.

246-30351 Radio Blue

Approximate Newer Color: 1964 GMC Truck Dark Blue MS 60T-766

Fluid Oz.   Color Name
12 3/4 246-050 Dark Blue (Chinese)
4 3/8 246-020 Black
14 1/8 246-0091 White
1 1/4 246-073 Dark Green
32 1/2 Total Oz.

From what is reputed to be a color chip that matches the original color, IM-89 Radio Blue can be approximated with the following PPG Concept LV acrylic urethane color mix:

VOC: 4.2/% Lead: 0.00/MSDS:CLV1
Tinting Guide: CLV18810***
DMC900 39.3 DXC999 59.3
DMC937 43.3 DT885 46.7
DMC934 229.1   
DMC902 35.8   
DMC923 91.6   

246-30352 Everglades Red

Approximate Newer Color: Vauxhall Maroon MS-409VA

Fluid Oz.   Color Name
29 1/4 246-033 Medium Maroon
2 5/8 246-030 Light Red
1 246-0091 White
32 7/8 Total Oz.

246-30353 Empire Maroon

Approximate Newer Color: Volkswagen Bordeaux Red L-51 Ms 501-??

Fluid Oz.   Color Name
31 1/5 246-0372 Dark Maroon
2 7/16 246-0091 White
5/16 246-020 Black
34 1/4 Total Oz.

246-30355 Chrysler Light Gray

Approximate Newer Color: Fiat Light Tan #555 MS 139F

Fluid Oz.   Color Name
27 1/8 246-0091 White
3 5/16 246-020 Black
1 5/8 246-064 Ferrite Yellow
15/16 246-040 Brown (Burnt Umber)
33 Total Oz.

246-30356 Gray Green

Approximate Newer Color: Volkswagen Iceland Green L-213, MS 487V

Fluid Oz.   Color Name
23 1/2 246-0091 White
2 5/8 246-070 Light Green
3 1/16 246-064 Ferrite Yellow
2 15/16 246-020 Black
32 1/8 Total Oz.

246-30357 Monarch Maroon

Approximate Newer Color: 1957-59 International Truck Maroon MS 60G-755

Fluid Oz.   Color Name
26 1/4 246-033 Medium Maroon
1 5/8 246-020 Black
4 1/8 246-0091 White
32 Total Oz.

246-30358 Thistle Green

Approximate Newer Color: 1947-52 Chevrolet Truck Forester Green MS 60T-6020

Fluid Oz.   Color Name
11 7/8 246-077 Extra Dark Green
13 1/2 246-020 Black
3 246-064 Ferrite Yellow
3 1/8 246-0091 White
31 1/2 Total Oz.

246-30361 Washington Blue (also called Plymouth Blue)

Approximate Newer Color: 1932 Ford Washington Blue IM-1246

Fluid Oz.   Color Name
26 1/8 246-052 Prussian Blue
5 7/8 246-0091 White
32 Total Oz.

246-30362 Bahama Green

Approximate Newer Color: 1955-63 GMC Truck Delta Green L-213, MS 487V

Fluid Oz.   Color Name
23 1/8 246-0091 White
3 246-070 Light Green
1 15/16 246-073 Dark Green
4 1/4 246-020 Black
32 5/16 Total Oz.

246-31237 Plymouth Blue Duco

Fluid Oz.   Color Name
20 5/8 246-052 Prussian Blue
4 3/4 246-050 Dark Blue
4 1/2 246-0091 White
2 1/4 246-020 Black
32 1/8 Total Oz.

246-31624 Middy Blue Duco

Fluid Oz.   Color Name
14 1/8 246-0091 White
9 3/16 246-052 Prussian Blue
5 3/4 246-050 Dark Blue
3 1/8 246-020 Black
32 3/16 Total Oz.

202-38106 Gunmetal Gray Metallic Duco

Fluid Oz.   Color Name
21 1/8 246-0091 White
7 7/8 246-020 Black
5/16 246-073 Dark Green
4/16 246-070 Light Green
2 6/16 202-082 Metallic Base
31 15/16 Total Oz.

202-38107 Aquamarine Blue Metallic Duco

Fluid Oz.   Color Name
2 3/16 202-082 Metallic Base
17 4/8 246-0091 White
7 11/16 246-073 Dark Green
2 7/16 246-070 Light Green
2 3/16 246-020 Black
32 Total Oz.

202-38108 Plymouth Beige Metallic Duco

Fluid Oz.   Color Name
2 1/8 202-082 Metallic Base
17 1/8 246-0091 White
5 5/16 246-020 Black
2 7/8 246-031 Red Oxide
4 8/16 246-064 Ferrite Yellow
31 15/16 Total Oz.

French Taupe No. 4 Metallic

Approximate Newer Color: Taurus Coffee Brown Metallic MS 351-T

In 1934 the 202 Line Duco Metallic colors were not available to refinishers, so DuPont specified two ways of matching French Taupe No. 4 Metallic (the second way basically created 246-31326:

  1. Fluid Oz.   Color Name
    16 246-31326 French Taupe No. 4
    1 7/32 202-081 Metallic
    17 7/32 Total Oz.

  2. Fluid Oz.   Color Name
    17 9/16 246-0091 White
    6 7/8 246-020 Black
    2 1/2 246-040 Brown (Burnt Umber)
    2 9/16 246-031 Dark Red (Oxide)
    2 1/4 202-081 Metallic
    31 3/4 Total Oz.