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Old 03-29-2011, 06:57 PM   #1
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1982 Firebird factory colors?

I have a 1982 Firebird and I was going through all of the documents of previous work on the car (the previous owners didnt do nearly any work themselves and left all the shop paperwork in the console) and i found out that it was repainted in 1998. I thought this was the original color repainted, because it matches the interior, which is so worn out it has to be original. But i found that its factory color was "Slate Charcoal Gray". I want to know if that is the official color name and what interior and exterior color combinations were available in 1982 on the base model.
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Re: 1982 Firebird factory colors?

Here is a list of the 1982 firebird color names and codes. I assume you refer to Silver Metallic code 16. if you look on the cowltag you can match up your code with the description below

White (Firebird, T/A) 11
Silver Metallic (Firebird, T/A) 16
Black (Firebird, S/E, T/A) 19
Light Blue Metallic (Firebird, T/A) 21
Dark Blue Metallic (Firebird, S/E) 29
Light Jadestone Metallic(Firebird, S/E) 45
Dark Jadestone Metallic (Firebird) 49
Gold Metallic (Firebird, S/E) 55
Dark Gold Metallic (Firebird) 67
Bright Red (Firebird, T/A) 75
Maroon Metallic (Firebird, S/E) 78
Dark Claret Metallic (Firebird, S/E) 84
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Where did you find this information?
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Re: 1982 Firebird factory colors?

I collect all things 82 Firebird. This specific info came from the 82 dealer product manual.

I have a PDF (you'll need adobe acrobat to view it) on my site you can download that has a bunch of 82 info. if your interested

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Re: 1982 Firebird factory colors?

1982 Camaros were available in a charcoal color, but apparently 1982 Firebirds were not? I know both car models weren't always available in the same colors, but that was a good one, so I'm surprised. In later years the color was available, known as "Dark Gray Metallic," but I have to admit, I've never seen an early Firebird in that color. It would've looked good.
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Where did you find this information?
I wouldn't question Jeff lol .
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Here is a list of the 1982 firebird color names and codes. I assume you refer to Silver Metallic code 16. if you look on the cowltag you can match up your code with the description below

White (Firebird, T/A) 11
Silver Metallic (Firebird, T/A) 16
Black (Firebird, S/E, T/A) 19
Light Blue Metallic (Firebird, T/A) 21
Dark Blue Metallic (Firebird, S/E) 29
Light Jadestone Metallic(Firebird, S/E) 45
Dark Jadestone Metallic (Firebird) 49
Gold Metallic (Firebird, S/E) 55
Dark Gold Metallic (Firebird) 67
Bright Red (Firebird, T/A) 75
Maroon Metallic (Firebird, S/E) 78
Dark Claret Metallic (Firebird, S/E) 84
I did a little googling and found this:
11 white
16 silver metallic
19 black
21 light blue metallic
29 dark blue metallic
45 light jadestone metallic
49 dark jadestone metallic
55 goldwing metallic
74 autumn maple
75 spectra red
78 dark claret metallic
84 charcoal metallic

This is a list of firebird/trans am factory body colors of 1982
From: "Original Pontiac Firebird and Trans Am 1967-2002: The Restorer's Guide" By Jim Schild

And i realize you know your stuff but thought it might be worth taking a look at.
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Re: 1982 Firebird factory colors?

I have seen that before. GM has different names for the same color. Each division (Pontiac, Buick, ets..) may get the same code 75 Red color but then the marketing dept. will give it a name (who would buy red when you can buy Spectra Red ). then the paint supplies may give it a different name all together. The names I listed come from the 82 Pontiac dealer order sheet and guide, however the one you posted I seem more often. The code is the important thing if you need to match it.
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Bow before Jeffs knowledge on early birds!! Wish I had all the stuff you had on 82s Still my dream to own one.
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