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« on: January 05, 2008, 10:55:51 PM »

Were there any special order paint (999 code if I remember right)  Superbirds? Just wondering... shruggy
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2008, 11:05:08 PM »

Was that root beer color a special order?
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2008, 11:24:12 PM »

Petty Blue
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2008, 01:07:25 AM »

Was that root beer color a special order?

Are you thinking of the burnt orange because I think that it wasn't offered as a color choice but it was some how ordered that way.
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2008, 02:39:51 AM »

hmmmmmmm  i always  thought that burnt orange was never an option on superbirds  , going by what i had read years back   scratchchin Undecided  but i can think of 2 . think they were coded  also FK5 ............... scratchchin popcrn
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2008, 11:18:23 AM »

There are several Superbirds that have the Petty Blue paint, that i guess was a special option/order color. There are also from what I can tell 3 FK5 superbirds. The long standing thinking was that the SuperBirds were only offered in 7 color options, with FK5 making the 8th, but I think that someone noted that the way the FK5 cars were ordered it appears that someone could have ordered one in any color they wanted if they knew how to do it.
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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2008, 11:42:49 AM »

There are several Superbirds that have the Petty Blue paint, that i guess was a special option/order color. There are also from what I can tell 3 FK5 superbirds. The long standing thinking was that the SuperBirds were only offered in 7 color options, with FK5 making the 8th, but I think that someone noted that the way the FK5 cars were ordered it appears that someone could have ordered one in any color they wanted if they knew how to do it.

I tend to think it was a mistake... a typo of the available FJ5 Limelight, the "K" being right next to the "J".  A friend's Superbird is coded EB5 Blue, but the car's original color was clearly FK5.  He has had the car since the late 1970s, and is well documented as a factory B5 Blue car.

I am not sure how they made the mistake on a B5 car tho... Huh

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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2008, 11:45:35 AM »

That could be an explination too with the letters "J" and "K" being right beside each other on the keyboard of a typewritter.

Didn't think about that one, but hmmm I still think that there was a paper I saw somewhere showing how you could order a Superbird, and there was a spot to pick a color and it wasn't limited.
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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2008, 11:49:25 AM »

Printed in one of the DSAC newsletters was a document that listed available colors,it also stated that other colors were available on a special order basis.
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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2008, 11:52:14 AM »

Thanks for the update, I knew I had seen it somewhere, but to be quite honest I don't tend to organize all the papers on Superbirds like I do with the 500's and Daytona's.
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« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2008, 12:10:48 PM »

Printed in one of the DSAC newsletters was a document that listed available colors,it also stated that other colors were available on a special order basis.

While possible, it is hard to understand why the only special orders from different parts of the country would have been for FK5.  Also out of almost 2000 Superbirds, no one would have ordered triple black if available Huh  Were not all special orders coded 999, not the actual paint code like FK5?
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« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2008, 12:14:49 PM »

I think that the 99 99 only actually refered to a paint color option that wasn't available. I think that they would have been coded as whatever color you were wanting because it wouldnt' have been a special mixture of paint to make the color. IE if you wanted FK5 they would paint it that color, or even if you wanted FM3 they would have done that or anything else. The 999 or 99 99 paint codes depending on years were to signify a color that wasn't available.

IE in 1969 there are charger that are 99 99 and they are either green or orange but those colors later on became standard color options IE V2 orange and F6 green. However they are slightly different from the origional 99 99 paint codes that are similar colors. The later V2 and F6 are close to the earlier 99 99 colors but have slight differenes. I believe the origional 99 99 orange is actually Omaha Orange, which has more of a metalic hint than the later V2. Not sure how to explain the difference in the 99 99 green to the later F6.
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« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2008, 12:48:08 PM »

I found something called inquiry #4923 which allowed you to order a FK5 as the One Dave Jones and Mason Dixon owned.That was originally owned by Carl  Hall.Though other cars came is triple black.No superbirds are known in that combo.Maybe as wingcars had a tendency to run hot .Black was not a chosen color for the superbird??And  not available with AC
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« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2008, 02:02:12 PM »

 popcrn  intresting  Read , thanks for posting  2thumbs
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« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2008, 02:43:56 PM »

You have to remember that dealers had a hell of a time selling any superbirds.
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« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2008, 04:44:40 PM »

From Fleet engineering,October 27 1969.





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« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2008, 06:46:07 PM »

This has always intrigued me, as I've noticed several times in paper work from chrysler that on one sheet it says one thing, and then a few weeks later you see another paper say the exact opposite. It wouldn't be the first time they changed their minds on something.
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« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2008, 07:06:24 PM »

It also said there was no power windows available superbird,But 1 exsists.And other factory literature stated the 69 charger 500 would only have the 426 in it
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« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2008, 03:43:19 PM »

Your right on the factory literature that says that the 500's would only come with a HEMI, however there are papers that are dated a few weeks after those that state that it would be available with the 440 as well.
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« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2008, 05:08:44 PM »

Was that root beer color a special order?

Are you thinking of the burnt orange because I think that it wasn't offered as a color choice but it was some how ordered that way.

3 birds were painted a dark metallic brown by mistake
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« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2008, 09:24:25 PM »

Petty Blue
OK I'm quoting myself here but all 999 paints code birds had Petty blue paint!!!! The 3 FK5 color, cars had this stamped on the fender tag. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2008, 09:29:00 AM »

Ken, I think you're 100% right.  (Admin) Troy and I met one of the FK5 'Bird owners, which happens to be the only 4-speed example also.  IIRC, both his Fender Tag & Broadcast Sheet show FK5.

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« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2008, 07:12:34 PM »

I know I have several shots of the FK5 Superbird that Dave Jones used to own, but I'm not sure if I have a shot of the fender tag or anything like that.
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« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2008, 11:24:20 PM »

The only Petty Blue 'bird that I have seen in person was not coded 999, it was C37D.   shruggy
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« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2008, 11:46:31 PM »

was there ever a silver wing car? i i seen a daytona with red, howabout a SB?
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