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Unread 05-28-2008   #1 (permalink)
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I am the new owner of a 1969 Mustang Mach 1, originally sold in Spain back in 1969 (I am from Spain). I just wanted to know what is the original color of the car. The tag on the door says 45 color code, I just check on the books but no numbers for colors, just letters. Any idea what color code 45 is?

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Your car was originally Silver Jade (code 4) with the black out hood treatment (code 5), hence "45" as your color code.

Here's a pic of a Silver Jade 69 Mach 1 with the black out hood treatment, this is EXACTLY what your car looked like originally, http://www.svs.com/users/zim/mustang/images/69-4.jpg

It's a little cloudy in that pic but it is a metallic paint.

(personally I love that color, one of my favorites in 69. A very nice shade of green that really "pops" in the sunlight)

EDIT: I should mention that Silver Jade is a different shade of metallic green than Lime Gold (code I) that everyone has a love/hate relationship with. Lime Gold is the color some people call 'puke green' or 'metallic pea'.
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Thank you Jay, as the car had a very bad paint (sort of black), the original colour can be found in some places on the body; behind the body moldings, rocker panels etc..

I think itīs a beautiful colour, I just canīt imagine the car in this colour, but after looking at the picture on the link you put it looks pretty nice.

I have another question, the car is an H code (351 2 barrel), the engine has a cracked exhaust manifold and in need of some update, so I was thinking pulling the engine for detailing. Someone told me that the exhaust manifolds are different of those of a 4 barrel engine..is it true? Is it worth to upgrade to a 4 barrel? Do I need to change the heads for those of the 4 barrel model (M code)?

The car has a 4 speed transmission (wide ratio) and a 3.00 final drive.

Sorry for the questions..!

Thanks again.
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