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    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.

  • #2
    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.
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner
    SDC Member Since 1967


    • #3
      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.
      Last edited by Skip Lackie; 07-20-2017, 06:20 AM.
      Skip Lackie


      • #4
        Paint Color Reference Website

        I've posted this website before, but here is the 55 specific colors. WITH Names..

        click here ==>

        Originally posted by SScopelli View Post
        click here ==>

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