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Will the real Matador Red please stand up?


Looks like this car has been painted at least four times and they didn't agree each time on what was really Matador Red.  I'm trying to figure out what the original is.  This is from an area under the engine emblem.

I like the vibrant, blood red of #3.  I don't like any of the surrounding colors that all have too much blue for me (ie: too maroon).

They are sanding down, and it looks to me like #3 is the further "down" the stack.

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-- Edited by davepl on Thursday 11th of January 2018 07:25:24 PM

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What's the firewall look like? That's the colour I matched. My car is also Matador Red which is just another name for a Blood Red. #3 does look correct.

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'68 Parisienne 2+2 Convertible Matador Red (Resale Red but not for sale).



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Body was dipped at some point so the firewall is bare... I'll poke around the trunk when I empty it!

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Just paint it a pretty Cadillac colour .  base clear    



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Nah, this particular car deserves to be done original! Bad enough that I'll go base-clear and way too smooth... but it'll be the factory color!

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I think for 69 the firewall was black anyway.

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Matador red looks most like number 3.  It is non metallic, and like the name implies it is a dark blood color with black in it.  Here is a pic of a matador red 69 GTO I sold 17 years ago.  It was repainted but it was bang on.  We matched the original paint that was still in all the jams.  This picture makes it look less dark than it really was.

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John

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and a 1969 Canadian 2+2



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Here is a pic of Matador from my 69 Dealer album, (the background was an incorrect shoot of Burgundy).  By the way it is a beautiful color.  A favorite of hotrodders for decades.  Oldsmobile used it in 70 as well.  The recipe of PPG global is bang on. (assuming your paint shop mixes it properly of course) 



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My rims are original paint, I think ?

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