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#1 cracker

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 11:03 PM

I've been doing a bit of reading of the early girl thread and of the minor differences in the 240z models in particular and it seems as though certain colours were only available during early production.

 

Have there been any solid conclusions made (or is any reliable info available) on which colours were available during which years? I'm interested personally in Australian delivered models but global info would certainly be useful for others, I'm sure...

 

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 11:38 PM

Pretty sure colour changes were the same across markets. There is a lot of colours to cover, also some markets got colours that others didn't. Like GP Maroon on the 240ZG. But that is more exception than rule.

This is a good starting point but it's not the whole story.
http://www.zhome.com.../ZColorGallary/

The earlier colours (69-71) tended to be:

905 Red
920 Gold
918 Orange
907 Green
903 Blue
901 Silver
904 White

It seems that around the 71 date range they introduced:
919 - Yellow
112 - Yellow/Lime

Then later on in 72+
110 red
115 Blue metallic

Around late 72/73
113 Green metallic
114 Brown metallic

That's just my observation..
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Posted 06 September 2016 - 07:28 AM

This might be of some interest...an old Dulux colour guide from 1974. I only have a copy of the cover and one page of Datsun colours...it covers the whole Datsun range not just 240Z's

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 09:08 AM

Where have you been hiding that?
http://www.viczcar.c...greygray-paint/

It looks like some of those shades of gray might be the original hubcap and rear garnish trim colour?

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 09:08 AM

Pretty sure colour changes were the same across markets. There is a lot of colours to cover, also some markets got colours that others didn't. Like GP Maroon on the 240ZG. But that is more exception than rule.

This is a good starting point but it's not the whole story.
http://www.zhome.com.../ZColorGallary/

The earlier colours (69-71) tended to be:

905 Red
920 Gold
918 Orange
907 Green
903 Blue
901 Silver
904 White

It seems that around the 71 date range they introduced:
919 - Yellow
112 - Yellow/Lime

Then later on in 72+
110 red
115 Blue metallic

Around late 72/73
113 Green metallic
114 Brown metallic

That's just my observation..

 

Thanks Gav, yep I reckon you are pretty close, if not spot on! I reckon harder to establish would be when each colour was phased out... I can't remember seeing late cars with 907/918/920 but not sure if that means that they weren't available or if the colour just went out of vogue!

 

 

This might be of some interest...an old Dulux colour guide from 1974. I only have a copy of the cover and one page of Datsun colours...it covers the whole Datsun range not just 240Z's

 

Thanks Peter, that's great! Do you know which of these colours lined up with Datsun colours? I don't see any colour codes that I recognise as zed colours. None of their greens in 1970 match up with the "907" that we know which seems confusing given it appears to be a datsun chart?



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Posted 06 September 2016 - 09:37 AM

Where have you been hiding that?
http://www.viczcar.c...greygray-paint/

It looks like some of those shades of gray might be the original hubcap and rear garnish trim colour?

I didn't hide it as well as the colour formula that I had done locally for my hubcaps etc....luckily

 

A friend in Canberra had the original and copied those pages when I bought the Z that I have now...he highlighted  112 which was the colour of the 240z that I bought in 1973.

 

I've asked him to try and find the document and send me all the Datsun pages.



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Posted 06 September 2016 - 09:42 AM

Thanks Gav, yep I reckon you are pretty close, if not spot on! I reckon harder to establish would be when each colour was phased out... I can't remember seeing late cars with 907/918/920 but not sure if that means that they weren't available or if the colour just went out of vogue!

 

 

 

Thanks Peter, that's great! Do you know which of these colours lined up with Datsun colours? I don't see any colour codes that I recognise as zed colours. None of their greens in 1970 match up with the "907" that we know which seems confusing given it appears to be a datsun chart?

That's all I have......some of the colours don't have the Datsun colour code next to them...perhaps they might be the ones....

 

This was done by Dulux Australia so I guess the colours were all used here at some time.



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Posted 06 September 2016 - 09:52 AM

http://www.uniquecar...datsun_1973.php

 

perhaps 003 was the dark green code here and not 907??



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Posted 06 September 2016 - 10:02 AM

So I found this which I gather is an expansion on the zhome colour charts. Not sure if the availability is speculation or reliable, but should be a good indication for at least the US market. 

 

http://www.xenonzcar...s30/colors.html

 

 

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 10:58 AM

http://www.uniquecar...datsun_1973.php
 
perhaps 003 was the dark green code here and not 907??


Nope... this was on HS30 00051 I took the photo myself.

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 11:28 AM

Found this in the RHD parts manual under touch up paint....shows 907 up to 08/71

 

also asked the parts man at my local dealer if he can find any thing...he's  been very helpful in the past....

 

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I had these in landscape when I added them...can you rotate them Gav ??


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 01:19 PM

Found this in the RHD parts manual under touch up paint....shows 907 up to 08/71

 

also asked the parts man at my local dealer if he can find any thing...he's  been very helpful in the past....

 

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I had these in landscape when I added them...can you rotate them Gav ??

 

That's a good find! Interesting there are no dates for some of the other colours



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Posted 12 February 2017 - 05:22 PM

Great thread.
Is there a further colour chart for the 260z series for aus delivered cars?

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 08:10 PM

So I found this which I gather is an expansion on the zhome colour charts. Not sure if the availability is speculation or reliable, but should be a good indication for at least the US market. 

 

http://www.xenonzcar...s30/colors.html

I didny know that a zed come out in purple never seen one must be rare colour






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