Nailhead colors red/green

Discussion in ''Da Nailhead' started by Donuts & Peelouts, Dec 28, 2019.

  1. Donuts & Peelouts

    Donuts & Peelouts Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    I asked because I have a red 61 364.
     
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  2. gs66

    gs66 Well-Known Member

    My 65 is green and all the 66’s are red.
     
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  3. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    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
     
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  4. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

    364 should be green.
    I think Marc is right about Detroit Green being the closest match
     
  5. 63 Wildcats and Rivieras with the 425 engine were silver. Only that year and that engine.
     
  6. Babeola

    Babeola Well-Known Member

    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.
     
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  7. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    All Riv engines 401 and 425 were silver in '63.
     
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  8. Kqqlcat

    Kqqlcat Well-Known Member

    Engine color for 63 401 was blue Here is factory info direct from Buick.
     

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  9. Babeola

    Babeola Well-Known Member

    You did see that the engine color is silver in your file above for the 401 and 425 in the 4700 (Rivera) series?
     
  10. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    All Rivieras in '63 had silver engines. 401 or 425, didn't matter.
     
  11. Lucy Fair

    Lucy Fair Nailheadlova

    So to end all that confusion i did my 66 in raspberry anodized :p
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  12. Kqqlcat

    Kqqlcat Well-Known Member

    Yes you are correct
     
  13. Kqqlcat

    Kqqlcat Well-Known Member

    That is the correct color but everyone uses the older green including me, because nobody makes the blue color.
     
  14. John Codman

    John Codman Platinum Level Contributor

    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.
     
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