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04-13-2007, 12:00 PM
can someone direct me to a source for current paint numbers that match the 63 Avanti Turquiose exterior paint colors?

04-13-2007, 02:44 PM
A friend of mine here in Sweden repainted his Avanti -63 some years ago.
The paint shop scanned the car old paint, and come up with a modern color that matches exactly.
That color was "Citroen 658"

In Europe the US paint chip and codes is not usefull.
The paint shop here canīt translate them, and therefore not mix color for us.
Best option for us is to find a modern color that match our Studebakers paint.

Another example,
the color Apache Red Is equal with "Daihatsu R 13"
I have used this color at two cars, and it matces exatly.


04-13-2007, 06:10 PM
Hi James, Click on the following link which takes you to DuPont color search. What you do is select domestic car and Studebaker, then "Studebaker 1956-1966" and it brings up the color chart for 1963 Studebaker. Write down the details on the Avanti turquoise and then your paint shop can get it for you, else make further enquiries with DuPont.
Good Luck.


John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia