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1938 Packard Six Paint Code
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Brian Mathieu
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Hi guys and greetings from Luxembourg (Europe).
I‘m Brian, 27 years old an bought this very nice 4 door Sedan a few months ago in the Netherlands. I did some work on the car during the winter because it wasn‘t used very often during the last 10 years.
The car has 2 different colours: a clear blue for the body part and a darker blue over the wheel arches. The car has been repainted years ago but the preowner told me that the clearer blue should be an original Packard colour.
Can anyone help me please to find the paint code for the clearer blue because there are a few scratches that need to be corrected?
Thanks a lot
Best regards

Brian

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Posted on: 1/16 9:10
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Re: 1939 Chrysler Six Paint Code
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In my opinion that is going to be a very hard challenge. Packard had many blue colors and then some shade differences visible close up on some of the blues that might look about the same from a distance. Even the more or less standard Packard Blue available over many years had subtle differences. Without at least knowing what year might have been chosen it will be hard to narrow down an exact guess. Fading over the years could also make a paint made by code number be different than what has been on the car and exposed to the elements. Much better for touch ups would be to find a small painted item that could be removed and taken to a paint store to have a matching paint made up.

While computer displays and scanned items can have vast differences between them to the point it is difficult to get a decent comparison, some paint chip sheets are available on this site in the literature archive which you can bring up from the link in the main menu to the left of the page. You can also go to the PAC club site https://www.packardclub.org and view some of the same plus a few different paint chip sheets just to get an idea of what was available. At the PAC site, from the main menu under the Library category select Reference to bring up the page which will let you select chip sheets by year.

Posted on: 1/16 10:26
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Re: 1939 Chrysler Six Paint Code
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1939 Chrysler? Your car is a 1938 Packard.

Posted on: 1/16 14:16
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Greetings !
You might be better off searching for an actual color match rather than a specific Packard color code.
The paint and body shop I've used has a catalog (a huge book)of every shade and hue of every color known to man (or so it seems) I did not have a paint code but by going through the colors and comparing them with what I was trying to match up, we found the exact match !
Just a thought, and hope it helps.
Best Regards,
TomB

Posted on: 1/16 17:14
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1939 Chrysler? Your car is a 1938 Packard.

It's listed in the Owner's Registry as a '39, Don. Still, not sure on the 'Chrysler' reference... Chris.

Posted on: 1/17 0:37
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1939 Packard Six, Model 1700
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No matter how it's listed in the registry, it is a 1938. Note the brightwork up onto the roof above the center of the windshield and the obvious lack of column shift.

Posted on: 1/17 0:48
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Brian Mathieu
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Sry guys, I was writing in this forum about my Packard and in another forum about my Chrysler.
Was a bit confused.. ;)

I changed everything so now the information about the car should be correct.

Posted on: 1/17 2:23
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G'day Brian Mathieu,
to PackardInfo and for including your '39 Six 4 Door Touring Sedan in the Packard Owner's Registry. Interesting that it has the trim strip running up the windscreen divider and onto the front of the roof. I thought that was a '38 year feature?

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This might be a start

https://www.autocolorlibrary.com/pages/1939-Packard.html

Company is TPC Global

Posted on: 1/17 7:45
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I thought that was a '38 year feature?


See post #6 - it IS a 1938.

Posted on: 1/17 11:05
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