I finally got the car back from the body shop, where they color sanded and polished it out. I am literally blown away by the result! Now, it looks great from 2 feet but if you look REALLY CLOSE you can see that the paint is not as glossy as it should be, but Sothe end result is much better than what I started with. The interior is still original.


PS the body shop guy broke off the manual emergency brake release. How tough is it to JUST replace that part?

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Comment by Kevin Campbell on November 15, 2018 at 2:00pm

Hey Norm, excellent colour (Oz spelling) and 4 doors rock.

Paint code 29: Stands for my blue is the best there is. :-)

Comment by Norman Silverman on November 15, 2018 at 2:23am

Bought it 7 or 8 months ago. Since purchase I've replaced the tires and the exhaust system, and had it polished. I sent the Transducer and Power Module from the Comfortron system out to be evaluated/repaired. Turns out the Transducer works properly but tests just a little sluggish in response, The Power module needed a new bellows. I'll probably pull the radiator and have it boiled out, and replace the brake hoses-but that's all for now as it runs like it looks. Interior/exterior pictures will be forthcoming, but not now. Glad you like it.

Comment by Jeff Kinzler on November 14, 2018 at 11:28pm


My personal favorite is the 4 window SDV. I think it's the sportiest looking of the hardtop models, a truly handsome and elegant design and yours is a standout!

Have you done much work in the car? Owned it a long time? Does your car have Comfortron?

Could you post some more pictures of the interior and exterior?


Comment by Jason Edge on November 14, 2018 at 11:08pm

Yep, great color! My favorite colors are in the teal/aqua/turquoise family.  

Comment by Norman Silverman on November 14, 2018 at 11:01pm

I found it: Paint code 29: PPG/Ditzler code 12701: Turino Turquoise.

Comment by Norman Silverman on November 14, 2018 at 10:55pm

It is definitely not just a blue, but I'll check it out with the trim codes when I can get to the car (probably tomorrow). Thanks.

Comment by Jason Edge on November 14, 2018 at 10:52pm

The interior sort of looks like the standard light blue found with cars that are Beacon Blue (Paint Code 22), although the exterior sunlight picture shows a tinge of green (aqua) which would put it close to the Firemist Aquamairine (Paint code 94) and Turino Turquoise (Paint Code 29). Keep in mind we have Paint Chips pages on our Help Page. Click Here for one of the 1964 Paint Chip scans. Norm check out that trim code on the Body tag and let us know. Regardless, it is a gorgeous color!

Comment by Norman Silverman on November 14, 2018 at 9:03pm

Thanks, Jeff.  I don't remember the name of the color, if that's what you are asking. If it is important to you, I will try to look it up via the body plate. Just tell me and I'll do it.  It is a combination of aqua and blue.

  Yes, the body shop did all of those things (and more) and the car looks 1000 times better than when I brought it in. 

Comment by Jeff Kinzler on November 14, 2018 at 7:47pm

The body/detail shop can put a wax, polish and "glaze" on the car that will make it very shiny.  I had the same procedure done on my very "basic" white single stage enamel paint job, and the final polishing made the paint look dramatically better.

Comment by Jeff Kinzler on November 14, 2018 at 7:29pm

A beautiful car.  What color is it?


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