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Prior to the introduction of the A12 440 Six Pack, Bahama Yellow was a special order paint color. It became an RPO color for the A12.



Bahama Yellow was always a regular-production color – just an extra-cost one. The fact that it has a special-order paint code, like 99 or 96 or whatever, doesn't define it because it was offered at no extra cost, unlike a true special-order color like some of the silver Mopars as posted above.

I'll ask a Mopar expert friend on his thoughts.

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Big Bad Green was a 1969/1970 color available for the Javelin/AMX. The Machine is a Rebel and BBG was not an RPO color for it.
Ditto with this – I'll ask a friend who owns a Big Bad Rebel Machine.
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Old 03-17-2017, 05:22 PM
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Bahama Yellow was always a regular-production color just an extra-cost one. The fact that it has a special-order paint code, like 99 or 96 or whatever, doesn't define it because it was offered at no extra cost, unlike a true special-order color like some of the silver Mopars as posted above.

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Ditto with this I'll ask a friend who owns a Big Bad Rebel Machine.
Isn't the definition of "Special Paint" a color that costs extra?
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Special-order paint costs extra, but not every extra-cost paint is a special-order.

Chrysler charged $15 or so for High Impact paint, but they were generally regular-production colors.

But order FM3 (aka Panther Pink/Moulin Rouge) on a 1971 Charger and it'd be a special-order color because the Charger was ordered in a non-production color (because it was a 1970 color). Prob cost around $100 back then.

The semantics can be confusing, as demonstrated by this 1970 Oldsmobile item:



Notice the four "special-order" colors at the bottom? Yet they were regular-production colors that simply cost a few bucks extra, rather than colors that were not normally available. I consider them "extra-cost" colors in this case, as their RPO status didn't require special accommodations at the factory.

So most of the pics you posted are special-order colors, but I'm raising the possibility that Bahama Yellow and BBG (for the Rebel) were not. I'm more certain of the Mopar over the AMC, but I'll report back with more when I figure it out shortly.
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special order paint to me, example a cadillac color on a pontiac. An rpo color available on certain car lines used on other cars. The paint had to be ordered and usually was painted by hand. New cars have extra cost paint, GM tint coat colors. But i would not call that special order paint.
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special order paint to me, example a cadillac color on a pontiac. An rpo color available on certain car lines used on other cars. The paint had to be ordered and usually was painted by hand. New cars have extra cost paint, GM tint coat colors. But i would not call that special order paint.
That seems too buttonholed. You are saying If I wanted my 1967 Chevelle SS 396 painted in 1965's Evening Orchid or my 1969 Camaro SS350 painted in 1967's Royal Plum - that doesn't count?
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No, he's saying those colors would be considered special-ordered.
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I had a '72 GS Conv. with 31 options and 9200 miles that was painted Dark Chestnut Poly (a Riviera only color). Still had original paint that was hideous, horrendous, horrible!
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No, he's saying those colors would be considered special-ordered.
I beg to differ. He said:

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special order paint to me, example a cadillac color on a pontiac.
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The cause for your confusion is this part of his comment:

"New cars have extra cost paint...."

He's using a situation from the past and bringing a contemporary example for comparison.

But why not let him explain what he said? :-)
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442W30 you 100% correct, that is exactly what i mean by my post.
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