New forum user. 74' Chrysler T&C

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  1. WagonTheDog

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    Looks like you have a nice little collection of American Mopar iron! Love the T&C wagon and the Charger. :thumbs2: Welcome to the forum, Svein! :)

    I believe that colour is paint code Y1 Bright Yellow. If I'm not mistaken, that's a 1970 paint colour option, but it looks good on the '69!
     
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    That Charger color looks more like the 1969 spring color 'bahama yellow' or 'butterscotch' depending on whether it was used on SuperBee or RoadRunner.
     
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    Mmmmm, Bahama Yellow was a darker tone than the OP's car...

    EL5 Bahama Yellow:

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    Y1 Bright Yellow (1970):

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    OP's car:

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    I could wind up being completely wrong, but as far as I remember, there wasn't a vibrant yellow colour like that for the Charger until the 1970 model year. What does @Svein have to say? :)
     
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    Couple of days ago I looked up the colors and had determined it was "Lemon Twist" yellow.

    As a retired painter I realize colors can be named many different ways but bottom line is factory paint code on the serial number plate.

    Like I said earlier Svein's Charger is the first time I had seen that particular yellow color (love it) ...... there are many shades of automotive yellow .... (to me) they are mostly bland looking with the exception of 1969 Corvette yellow ... which was my favorite back then

    Svein .... my parents were both from Denmark and came to Canada in the 1930's and 1940's so I have a great kinship with Norway because of the similar heritage .... Norway and Denmark are nearly always rated as the happiest people in the world .... something special there.

    Welcome to the forum.
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    YES .... I think you are correct .... Y1 is the code but Chrysler had various names for it in customer brochures :

    - Lemon Twist
    - Bright Yellow
    - Top Banana


    https://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorc...uth&sname=Lemon Twist&name=plymouth1970DT2469

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    Well, Mopar paint codes can be a little confusing sometimes. lol It's true, the Y1 paint code had different names, but each manufacturer (generally) had its own name for a given colour. :) Lemon Twist was mostly a Plymouth name, but was also offered on some Chrysler cars; Bright Yellow was Dodge's name; and the Top Banana name was used by Dodge, Plymouth and Chrysler. All this, despite being the same colour. lol

    I almost included the "999" code for Bahama Yellow, which is technically correct for 1969, but the 999 paint code is a tricky one and can be confusing, because that's the code that is almost always used for special order paint cars. Regardless of paint colour, manufacturer or model.

    The 999 paint code was generally used for customers who wanted a paint colour that was not offered on that model for a given year. So for instance, if someone who was ordering a Dodge Coronet wanted a colour that was only offered on a Super Bee or on a Charger, the dealer would enter "999" on the order form and then specify the colour name the customer wanted. However, special order paint cars were typically fairly rare and many dealers would not go out of their way to do it. The most common use for the 999 paint code was for police and fleet order cars that were specified a certain colour for that police division or fleet buyer (oftentimes plain white or black).

    But 1969 was one of the very few exceptions where "999" was used as the paint code for a specific colour, and it was used for Bahama Yellow in 1969 only. After that it had other paint codes (including EL5), but I can't remember them all.

    Where is Mopar factory code specialist Galen Govier when you need him? :rofl2:
     
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    Hi.
    The car was green from the factory, switched to yellow, black interior and R/T cloned sometime in the 90s.

    I actualy dont know the exact color code, some pepole said that it could be the 70 Bright yellow, others said that is the "Viper Yellow".
     
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    Hi.
    I know some of the Norwegian AmCar clubs have brought their cars over and taken different roadtrips trough the US.
    I would realy like do to that sometime. Maybe when the kids are older, I could take them on a roadtrip in the motherland of my cars :)
     
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    Well I can tell you Route 66 really seems to have an allure to not only many Americans, but internationally to car buffs, and those who dream of what America was when cars like ours ruled the roads. The good news is in another 5 years, all things being equal gas should be nearly $10 a gallon here. It’ll feel like you never left Norway. Lol
     
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