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    I was wondering if anybody might know what colors this interior might be. I'm pretty sure its not a stock color...or what would be a good color combination for the car?...
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  • #2
    That looks like the stock two tone turquoise interior. That was pretty common. The dash doesn't look like the correct color though. You can tell the exact interior color by looking at the TRIM code on the data plate on the driver door pillar.

    John
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    • #3
      im hoping it is a stock color I really like how the color of the seats stand out from the exterior....I looked at at the plate and it says COLOR M.....TRIM 57...it was turquoise and white vinyl but I dont know why it would be turquoise and green unless someone painted it...or switched with a different trim...

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      • #4
        There was no turquoise and white vinyl in 1960. Only two tone turquoise. Your interior is correct. Your car was originally Corinthian white.

        John
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        • #5
          your right it is a trim 57...stock color..I had some different panels that are close to the same color but different trim im guessing with the sun and the years the color has changed...thanks for the help....

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          • #6
            need help with color matching

            John is correct. The car left the factory painted white with Trim Code 57, Dark Turquoise #17 & Lite Turquoise #18 in it. The pix shown here seems to be that color combination. Now the kick panels, for whatever reason, according to MAC's auto part catalog, are turquoise & white and not 2 tone turquoise. Look at Pages 171-180 in their catalog. The dark color on the door panels is not green, but dark turquoise.

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            • #7
              I think the site where I looked it up made a mistake on the trim color....the color of the dash is the same color as the interior it just looks different because of the way the sun was hitting it....


              here's the site where first looked

              http://www.love-fords.org/documents/...trim-codes.pdf

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              • #8
                need help with color matching

                If that is the case, then if the dash matches either one of the interior dark turquoise/light turquoise, and that all matches the exterior paint color, it looks like you have a good match then with what you have!

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                • #9
                  Ray,

                  I think it's just a mistake in the listing. The kick panels matched the seats and door panels. Here they say two tone turquoise.

                  http://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_th...oupe-1960.html

                  John
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                  • #10
                    Concoursparts.com has the complete interior trim set all listed as code 57 Dark Turquoise & Lite Turquoise (Compare there prices with Mac's as well as the shipping charge).
                    Yellow98Cobra
                    1960 Thunderbird HT
                    Data plt# 63A Z 56 15 H 3 4
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                    • #11
                      thanks for the help guys I really appreciate it .....I really like the color of the interior that's why I really wanted to find the color codes... For #1 I like how it looks with the car now and #2 im planning on painting the car a pearl white in the future, which I think would look nice with this interior too. I don't have to worry about redoing the interior again when I paint it......

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                      • #12
                        need help with color matching

                        Yup, that is the color combination his pic shows too. Yup, Love Fords got it wrong and so did MAC's, on the page I was looking at. It looks like you have it made, Ernesto. I see you are going to paint it a pearl white and take it back to the white color it left the factory as. That will be a really nice looking combination.

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                        • #13
                          yea.. when I first saw the interior of the car the first thing that popped in my head was a clean pearl white color....too bad the car had just been painted when I first got it ...

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