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Old 03-21-2017, 05:58 PM
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I like the most popular colors page. Hugger Orange and Mulsanne Blue are up there.
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Old 03-22-2017, 05:42 AM
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Alright, here's my friend's Rebel Machine tag.

I don't know how AMC dealt with special-order colors, but this one has the color code on it.

Regarding Bahama Yellow, this is what my knowledgable friend says:

"It wasn't announced as a standard color until February 1969; prior to that it was an extra cost color but Chrysler waved it because they were ordering cars in California in fleet order quantities to avoid the extra cost of a special order paint."

Nonetheless, I think we can learn the real truth from Wes, whose Road Runner book just came out. I'll give him a heads-up to respond.
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Old 03-22-2017, 12:54 PM
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Alright, here's my friend's Rebel Machine tag.

I don't know how AMC dealt with special-order colors, but this one has the color code on it.

The 8A represents a Black Hood. 2A is Big Bad Blue. So you are correct - that Big Bad Green Rebel Machine I posted is not a Special Paint car. Nor is your friend's car.

The 053F means Blue Bucket Seats

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Bahama Yellow and Rallye Green were special order paint colors on 69 Road Runners prior to their mid-year debut (which has nothing to do with A12). A zone manager in California is credited with pillaging the colors from Porsche and Chevrolet in October of 68 and having them applied by the factory under special paint code 99 99. This was localized to LA built cars in late 68 with Chrysler joining the fray in early 69 as they intermittently rolled out their new color offerings (again, not A12 related).

My book goes into great detail about the special paint colors on 69 Road Runners.

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