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PAINT COLOR

COLOR CODE

To identify the original color of a Hudson car when manufactured, numerals will appear on the body half of the right front door upper hinge. They may be observed when the door is opened. To determine the color obtain the code and serial number of car, then consult section [below] where complete information in regards to lacquer finishes has been compiled.

When refering to the Option Letter, the numerical portion is the code you'll observe on the car. One number identifies one color or Duo-Tone Combination and will always identify that color or combination only.

1953 Paint Options - Standard Colors, No Extra Cost
DAL=Ditz-Lac Automotive Lacquer
Option LetterOption NameModelsSample

K-5

Ebony Black: DAL-9100
(Non-Opal.)

All Models

Ebony Black

B-96

Broadway Blue: DAL-10814
(Non-Opal.)

All Models

Broadway Blue

J-97

Southern Blue: DAL-10813
(Non-Opal.)

All Models

Southern Blue

G-128

Pearl Gray: DAL-31056
(Opal.) New color for 1953

All Models

Pearl Gray

Q-133

Surf Green: DAL-41300
(Non-Opal.) New color for 1953

All Models

Surf Green

S-132

Meadow Green Poly.: DAL-41303
(Opal.) New color for 1953

All Models

Meadow Green Poly.

H-27

Texas Tan Poly.: DAL-20644
(Opal.)

Extra Cost on 4C's

Texas Tan Poly.

P-136

Blue Grass Green: DAL-41297
(Non-Opal.) New color for 1953

Extra Cost on 4C's

Blue Grass Green


1953 Paint Options - Special Colors, Extra Cost
DAL=Ditz-Lac Automotive Lacquer
Option LetterOption NameModelsSample

M-64

Toro Red: DAL-50216
(Non-Opal.)

All Models

Toro Red

RR-137

Seal Gray: DAL-31051
(Non-Opal.) New color for 1953

All Models

Seal Gray

CC-134

Robin's Egg Green: DAL-41298
(Non-Opal.) New color for 1953

All Models

Robin's Egg Green

N-135

Honey Cream: DAL-80600
(Non-Opal.) New color for 1953

All Models

Honey Cream


1953 Paint Options - Two-Tone Color Combinations with Two Standard Colors, Extra Cost of $23.33
In the two-tone combinations below, the first color name indicates upper body / second portion indicates lower body.
Paint CodeOption Name

RP-156

Ebony Black / Pearl Gray



RS-155

Surf Green / Meadow Green Poly



RU-145

Meadow Green Poly / Surf Green



RX-???

Broadway Blue / Southern Blue




1953 Paint Options - Two-Tone Color Combinations with One Standard Color and One Special Color, Extra Cost
In the two-tone combinations below, the first color name indicates upper body / second portion indicates lower body.
Paint CodeOption NameSample

RA-141

Honey Cream / Ebony Black



RC-142

Honey Cream / Southern Blue



RD-150

Honey Cream / Meadow Green Poly.



RF-140

Honey Cream / Texas Tan Poly



RH-154

Ebony Black / Toro Red



RI-147

Ebony Black / Seal Gray



RN-149

Honey Cream / Broadway Blue



RO-143

Texas Tan Poly. / Honey Cream



RQ-144

Robin's Egg Green / Blue Grass Green



RT-151

Meadow Green Poly. / Honey Cream



RV-153

Honey Cream / Surf Green



RW-152

Ebony Black / Robin's Egg Green




1953 Paint Options - Two-Tone Color Combinations with One Special Colors, Extra Cost
In the two-tone combinations below, the first color name indicates upper body / second portion indicates lower body.
Paint CodeOption NameSample

RJ-139

Toro Red / Seal Gray



RM-138

Honey Cream / Robin's Egg Green




1954 Paint Options - Single Colors, Cost Unknown
DAL=Ditz-Lac Automotive Lacquer
Note that Ebony Black is the one and only color carried over from 1953.
Paint CodeOption NameDitzler CodeSample

B-158

Beret Blue Poly

DAL-11070

Beret Blue Poly.

CC-163

Palm Beach Green

DAL-41470

Palm Beach Green

G-168

Algerian Blue Poly

DAL-11068

Algerian Blue Poly.

H-165

Roman Bronze

DAL-70453

Roman Bronze

J-159

Silver Blue

DAL-11059

Silver Blue

K-5

Ebony Black

DAL-9200

Ebony Black

M-167

Royal Red*

DAL-70451

Royal Red

P-182

Lipstick

DAL-70493

No Image Available

N-166

Coronation Cream

DAL-80639

Coronation Cream

P-162

Pacific Blue Green*

DAL-41472

Pacific Blue Green

P-181

Green Gold

DAL-80681

No Image Available

Q-161

Spring Green

DAL-41471

Spring Green

RR-160

Saint Clair Gray

DAL-31123

Saint Clair Gray

S-164

Pasture Green Poly.

DAL-41469

Pasture Green Poly.
*In a supplemental bulletin issued by the "Ditzler Color Division - Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company - Detroit" dated 8-2-54, it was noted that Pacific Blue Green, 41472, and Royal Red, 70451, had been discontinued.


1954 Paint Options - Two-Tone Color Combinations, Cost Unknown
DAL=Ditz-Lac Automotive Lacquer Ditzler Code
In the two-tone combinations below, the first color name indicates upper body / second portion indicates lower body.
Note that Ebony Black is the one and only color carried over from 1953.
Paint CodeOption NameIndiv. "DAL" CodesSample

RX-169

Beret Blue Poly / Silver Blue

11070 / 11069

Beret Blue Poly.
Silver Blue

RC-170

Coronation Cream / Silver Blue

80639 / 11069



RP-171

Beret Blue Poly / Algerian Blue Poly

11070 / 11068



RM-172

Coronation Cream / Palm Beach Green

80639 / 41470



RW-173

Ebony Black / Palm Beach Green

9200 / 41470



RQ-174

Pacific Blue Green* / Palm Beach Green

41472 / 41470



RH-175

Ebony Black / Royal Red*

9200 / 70451



RJ-176

Royal Red* / Saint Clair Gray

70451 / 31123



RT-177

Pasture Green Poly / Coronation Cream

41469 / 80639



RU-178

Pasture Green Poly / Spring Green

41469 / 41471



RF-179

Coronation Cream / Roman Bronze

80639 / 70453



RO-180

Ebony Black / Roman Bronze

9200 / 70453



RJ-183

Lipstick / Saint Clair Gray

70493 / 31123

No Image Available

RH-184

Ebony Black / Lipstick

9200 / 70493


No Image Available

RC-185

Coronation Cream / Lipstick

80639 / 70493


No Image Available

RT-186

Green Gold / Coronation Cream

80681 / 80639

No Image Available

RX-187

Green Gold / Roman Bronze

80681 / 70453

No Image Available

RQ-188

Green Gold / Pasture Green Poly

80681 / 41469

No Image Available

RM-189

Saint Clair Gray / Green Gold

31123 / 80681


No Image Available

RQ-190

Ebony Black / Green Gold

9200 / 80681


No Image Available

RX-191

Lipstick / Coronation Cream

70493 / 80639

No Image Available

RA-192

Coronation Cream / Beret Blue Poly

80639 / 11070


*In a supplemental bulletin issued by the "Ditzler Color Division - Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company - Detroit" dated 8-2-54, it was noted that Pacific Blue Green, 41472, and Royal Red, 70451, had been discontinued.




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