View Full Version : 1955 E7 pickup paint color names

07-16-2017, 12:54 PM
I am thinking ahead while the shop is fixing mechanical problems(rebuilding 224V8 engine,swapping the original T86 3speed OD for a T5 5speed OD,brakes,suspension and on);while waiting for all that to be fixed i searched for a different paint color than the cheap respray light blue over the original red;i searched the forum and E-bay for what was available in 1955 for pickup trucks only to get confused with paint chips that apply to commercial trucks and all 1955 studebaker models;i need some help to know what were at the dealership the names of paint colors offered for the 1955 E7 pickup and others.Thanks.

07-16-2017, 01:09 PM
Have you looked at the Dupont, PPG, Ditzler Color charts? Many Colors were the same as 1955 Cars but there were also a few Truck only Colors thrown in.

All the Auto paint sellers use these sample/Formula charts plus they are for sale on eBay.
I do not see how the NAMES would matter, it is the COLOR you want and it's NUMBER.

Skip Lackie
07-19-2017, 04:27 PM
There were nine 1955 Stude factory truck colors: black, yellow, tan, yellow, red, two different blues, and three greens. Can provide the full name and original codes if interested.

07-20-2017, 05:48 AM
I've posted this website before, but here is the 55 specific colors. WITH Names..

click here ==> http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcodedisplay.cgi?manuf=Studebaker&year=1955

click here ==> http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcodedisplay.cgi?manuf=Studebaker&year=1964

They have a great cross reference to the original formulas for Studebaker in multiple brands.:cool: