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    I have looked at 2 different 'sticky' writeups on this forum & I saw a couple of different #s as far as paint codes...I am planning on getting at least 3-4 quotes on refinishing my car & would like to get as close to the factory available colors as possible.

    On the page with the list & pic of paint for each year it shows #11 as #WA3967 (White) & #12 as #WA8535 (Silver Metallic) for the 1985 Model Year...

    On a different post the 442/Hurst color codes are listed and it shows #11 as #WA9300 (White) & #12 as #WA2853 (Lower Silver Metallic)...

    Can anyone (88) clarify if they are the same color with a different # or which one would be correct for a White 85' 442?

    Another your opinion does it hurt the value to paint a limited production vehicle a different stock color than what it originally came with? My goal isn't a concours restoration and I am restoring the car for myself versus thoughts of resale... I was just wondering if that would hurt the value drastically down the line. My car was originally silver/grey & if I had a clean one I would keep it but I really don't want to have one repainted that color.

  • #2
    The correct codes are:

    11 White: WA9300

    12 Lower Silver Metallic accent: WA285

    The other codes are more generic towards the whole GM carline, not sure why they are different.
    Curious if they come out the same...

    I don't think your car will drop in value over color, it has more to do with how nice it is overall.
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    • #3
      cool...thanks for the clarification! I think I may borrow a trailer(salty streets) & take it to get a few quotes one of these weekend days! I have one guy who is working up a price for me now...