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Rich D.

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Which AC/Ford Red paint color is this?
« on: February 14, 2020, 17:07:24 »
Hello all,

I have been searching several forums for an answer to what might be a simple question for the experts here.

What was the typical red paint color used on CSX2000-series Cobras? Was this a Ford color? An AC Ace color before the Cobra?

Is it Ruby Red? suggests that Autocolor 6192M Ruby Red was metallic. Non-metallic 6192 by itself maps to Aston Martin Fiesta Red. Or was Rangoon Red used before the CSX3000 cars?

These cars all seem to more or less match in my eye:

CSX 2034

CSX 2047

CSX 2121

CSX 2197

CSX 2384

CSX 2442

Any info on the paint color name and paint code would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!


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Re: Which AC/Ford Red paint color is this?
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2020, 20:50:21 »
Digtial pictures tend to look different on every different machine screen.

If you like those shades, take your pick as all have been custom repainted since leaving Thames Ditton.

In the case of Ford "Rangoon Red" it has more orange appearance to it than what AC Cars applied.

AC Cars colors, Shelby American colors, the body shop that Shelby American contracted with at times, and FoMoCo USA colors were all different. Many Cobras ended up being completely refinished between the time they left AC and some buyer drove off with their new prize.  For original red cars Ford Rangoon Red seems to have been a common choice for recoating before or after retail sale. That said, every brand that mixed their version of Ford's Rangoon Red came up with a different shade. That is still true today when several "rangoon red" cars park beside each other and every one is a little to a lot different that the others.
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