Chrysler code DT8816 - blue
This blue automotive paint color is most commonly known as Gulfstream Aqua. Other common color promotional names include Dark Aqua, Madras Blue, Dark Bright Aqua, and Young Turquoise. The color formulation has been used between 1968 and 1970, primarily by Ford; but also by Mercury and Lincoln. We have records of this color appearing on the following models: Mustang, Falcon, Comet, Fairlane, Galaxie, Thunderbird, and Cougar. See the full detailed list below.

Some Chrysler paint manufacturing codes come in two forms, the short 1 to 3 digit model/year code which changes frequently and a longer code which does not change. One of these longer codes which we track is the DT or Dodge Truck or Fleet code. This code starts with the letters "DT" and ends in a 4 digit number. These DT codes don't change over the years for a particular paint formulation; therefore, it is the best code to track the usage of Chrysler paint. In many cases Chrysler has assigned DT codes to popular paint from other manufacturers to use as special order paints.

In this case, DT8816 appears to be a special order paint for a popular early paint named Gulfstream Aqua by Ford.

Example of the color Chrysler DT8816
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Usage list of Chrysler paint code DT8816 (more information)
yearmakemodelcodepaint namecomment
1968FordFGulfstream Aqua
1968FordFairlaneFGulfstream Aqua
1968FordFalconFGulfstream Aqua
1968FordGalaxieFGulfstream Aqua
1968FordMustangFGulfstream Aqua
1968MercuryCometFMadras Blue
1968MercuryCougarFMadras Blue
1968MercuryMercuryFMadras Blue
1969FordFGulfstream Aqua
1969FordFairlaneFGulfstream Aqua
1969FordFalconFGulfstream Aqua
1969FordGalaxieFGulfstream Aqua
1969FordMustangFGulfstream Aqua
1969MercuryCometFDark Aqua
1969MercuryMercuryFDark Aqua
1970FordFDark Bright Aqua
1970FordFalconFYoung Turquoise
1970FordMustangFGulfstream AquaShelby only
1970FordThunderbirdFDark Aqua
1970LincolnLincolnFDark Aqua
1970MercuryMercuryFDark Aqua

Paint Manufacturer Codes
Ford : M3065
Chrysler/Dodge : DT8816
Make/Year Code : F
PPG/Ditzler : 13329
Dupont : 4868, 4868LH, 4868A, 4868D, 4968D
Acme/Rogers : 5462
Martin Senour : 1754
Sherwin Williams : 2692
Arco : L-5228G, AE-4123G, 4123G, S-9405G, 6215G
RM/BASF : E1942, A1942

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