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1957 DeSoto COLORS!!!

1957 DeSotos were available in many colors, and some colors were unique to the model. Other colors were available across models. NOTE THAT THE SAME LETTER MAY MEAN SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT COLORS, DEPENDING ON WHICH MODEL IT IS USED ON!

The original color of the car can be determined by the codes stamped on the tag on the top of the firewall (cowl), on the passenger side. There will be a three-letter designation. The first letter indicates roof color, the second letter is the main body color, and the third color is the lower body sweep.

I do not have color samples of code L, Surf White (Adventurer only) or code P, Adventurer Gold. Those two colors, plus code A, Black, were the only color combinations available on Adventurer models. This set them apart from the rest of the models. I also have no color chip for code V, Spanish Gold, a "spring" special color.

These are the colors and codes for Fireflite and Firedome models:

Code A, Black

Code B, Capri Blue

Code C, Azure Blue Metallic

Code D, Seafoam Green

Code E, Tamarack Green Metallic

Code F, Dove Gray

Code G, Charcoal Gray Metallic

Code H, Fiesta Red

Code J, Muscatel Maroon Metallic (SOME SOURCES SHOW THIS AS CODE T)

Code K, Sunlit Yellow

Code L, Frost White

Code R, Mandarin Rust

Code V, Spanish Gold (no color chip available)

Code X, Sahara Tan

Code Z, Spice Brown Metallic

These are the colors and codes for Firesweep models:

Code A, Black

Code B, Lagoon Blue

Code C, Seatone Blue Metallic

Code D, Mist Green

Code E, Leaf Green Metallic

Code F, Dawn Gray

Code G, Slate Gray Metallic

Code H, Fiesta Red

Code J, Muscatel Maroon Metallic (SOME SOURCES SHOW THIS AS CODE T)

Code K, Sunburst Yellow

Code L, Frosty White

Code M, Light Aqua

Code N, Dusty Orange

Code S, Samoa Green

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