Discussion in ''Da Nailhead' started by Donuts & Peelouts, Dec 28, 2019.
I asked because I have a red 61 364.
My 65 is green and all the 66’s are red.
Color is subjective, everyones opinion is going to differ.
As long as an engine that's suppose to be Buick red isn't sprayed Chevy orange.
Light blue looks "corporate"...… '77 to '83/'84
364 should be green.
I think Marc is right about Detroit Green being the closest match
63 Wildcats and Rivieras with the 425 engine were silver. Only that year and that engine.
401s were silver in the 63 Riv as well as the few 425s put in the Riv that year . Ted or one of the cat lovers would have to tell us about the 401s in 63 cats.
All Riv engines 401 and 425 were silver in '63.
Engine color for 63 401 was blue Here is factory info direct from Buick.
You did see that the engine color is silver in your file above for the 401 and 425 in the 4700 (Rivera) series?
All Rivieras in '63 had silver engines. 401 or 425, didn't matter.
So to end all that confusion i did my 66 in raspberry anodized
Yes you are correct
That is the correct color but everyone uses the older green including me, because nobody makes the blue color.
My '66 425 has been rebuilt twice. Both rebuilders painted it the correct red. I would have preferred the green, but at the time(s) I didn't think to say anything about the engine color, so this is not to imply any criticism of the folks who painted it red.