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Accurate US-Market Datsun 510 Paint Codes?

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918 Mexican Orange is a very common 510 & Z car color, i think 1971-1973.  We have two 510's & two 240Z's in that color!!

 

I also do not see the Cactus Green PAINT CODE in your chart for the 510........another common color!  I wonder if Cactus Green is a nickname for either the #546 Gray Green or the #554 Kasumi Green.....??  Unfortunately our Cactus Green 510 is missing the paint code sticker!

 

Hope that helps a little!

 

TJ

Denver CO

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I think I got my information from a Datsun enthusiast who had found an old book showing only 1968 information.

 

I want to add colors... but only if you're fairly certain that the information is accurate. I think as other 510 owners chime in I can get this filled out!

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If you have a US-market 510, can you shout out your year and paint code?

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The HUGE problem with the paint code stickers of the 70's Datsun's, is that the actual # printed on the stickers typically fades and cant be read.  I bet 75% of the 25++ 510's that I have had, the # is faded & gone!  I believe that the new car brochures of the 70's had a paint color chart in them, maybe with the code..........??

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'69 818 forest? green

Thanks! Updated the site and the chart above.

 

The HUGE problem with the paint code stickers of the 70's Datsun's, is that the actual # printed on the stickers typically fades and cant be read.  I bet 75% of the 25++ 510's that I have had, the # is faded & gone!  I believe that the new car brochures of the 70's had a paint color chart in them, maybe with the code..........??

I have all the US-spec brochures posted here:

http://importarchive.com/datsun/510/1968-1973

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Check this site for other colors and possible naming as well...

Yeah, I am aware of that site and couple of others, but their historical accuracy is pretty dismal... they pretty much list anything that MIGHT be possible -- whereas I want to try to have accurate year-by-year data for each model.

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Datsun paint codes with color samples, lifted from old DQ website. Original scan from Lee Ehinger.

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Datsun paint codes with color samples...

Whew, hard to read those codes, but I was able to add a bunch of unknowns to my database for future use.

 

I updated my chart... but not really happy with not actually knowing which colors apply to which years. I hate to add information that isn't verifiable, but in this case I guess any information is better than no information. Hopefully over time we can refine this.

 

Thanks for your help!

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