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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-05-2020, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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Need help finding original paint color

Hey everyone. I bought a 66 Impala last December. It has been repainted. The paint code is 11-C. I couldnít find any info on that online. Can someone help me find out what the original color is?
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I'm not a decode but that is an interesting code. Do you have a picture of the body tag?

Is it still in original style for the most part? Convertible or hardtop? stock wheels?

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Pretty sure youíre looking at the date of 11-C third week of November production rather that the paint coped. See attached sample of a 1966 trim tag, middle right side to the left of PAINT show M-M, thatís the paint code.
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Pretty sure youíre looking at the date of 11-C third week of November production rather that the paint coped. See attached sample of a 1966 trim tag, middle right side to the left of PAINT show M-M, thatís the paint code.
Hereís my tag.


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That "C" sure looks like a "G" to me.
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C would be an Ermine White car (usually paired with a red or blue interior). There isn't a G paint code. The 831 interior code is for a blue interior with blue vinyl bucket seats. My book shows this interior option only available on the Caprice (not the Impala or Impala SS).

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That "C" sure looks like a "G" to me.
Itís just a light spot in the C that makes it look like a G.
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C would be an Ermine White car (usually paired with a red or blue interior). There isn't a G paint code. The 831 interior code is for a blue interior with blue vinyl bucket seats. My book shows this interior option only available on the Caprice (not the Impala or Impala SS).

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Got with Warren, sent to him, he knew right away its: H-C Willow Green and Ermine White!!!!!


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Got with Warren, sent to him, he knew right away its: H-C Willow Green and Ermine White!!!!!


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Thank you so much. Hereís the car. I looked up colors online after I got it and thought it was artesian turquoise at first. After looking up more colors I thought it was willow green but wasnít 100% sure. As you can see, it has padded top trim so I thought it may have come with a padded top. So was the top painted white and the rest of the car green? I hope so because those padded tops attract rust. By the way, who is Warren?

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Thank you so much. Hereís the car. I looked up colors online after I got it and thought it was artesian turquoise at first. After looking up more colors I thought it was willow green but wasnít 100% sure. As you can see, it has padded top trim so I thought it may have come with a padded top. So was the top painted white and the rest of the car green? I hope so because those padded tops attract rust. By the way, who is Warren?

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I'm guessing you've seen this site: https://impalas.org/numbers/

Have you uncovered evidence of the original color to be White or the interior to be green cloth?


That '11-C'.... bit of a head-scratcher.....




..UPDATE: funny, the site didn't show me the above posts when I made this post! weird.
glad the mystery is solved.

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In the video I said I was just going to put wheels and hydraulics on the car but I changed my mind. Iím going to get it repainted first. Iím going with all PPG products and am going to repaint it willow green. Iím gonna add skirts and get rid of that padded top trim. Iím also going to re chrome the bumpers and re polish the trim. Iím going to try to have this done by this July. After that I will get a stock interior kit and as well as wheels and hydraulics. I will also add a sound system.
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