GM code WA4140 - orange brown
This orange brown automotive paint color is most commonly known as Burnt Orange. Other common color promotional names include Canyon Copper, Bittersweet Mist, and Bittersweet. The color formulation has been used between 1971 and 1972, primarily by Chevrolet; but also by Pontiac, GMC, GM, Oldsmobile, and Buick. We have records of this color appearing on the following models: GTO, Firebird, Monte Carlo, Chevelle, Nova, ChevyII, and Camaro. See the full detailed list below.

GM paint manufacturing codes come in two forms, the short 1 to 3 digit model/year code which changes frequently; and beginning in the 1960's a longer 4 digit code which starts with the letters "WA" or "WE". Sometimes called "Fisher Paint codes"; codes beginning with WA are production paints, WE are commercial or special order paints with codes typically starting with '5' (i.e. WE5xxx). Early use of Fisher Paint codes included extra digits between the "W" and "A" to indicate the type and sometimes location of the paint. For example: WOA or W0A for a flat or suede trim paint, W25A for semi gloss trim colors, and W30A for standard gloss colors.

Variations of the exterior paint code WA4140, which may appear on body data tags include: 4140, U4140, and L4140 (the prefix U for upper body, or L for lower body). Location of the GM paint code plate (Service Parts Identification tag) varies depending on the year and model of the vehicle common places are on the top or near the top of the back engine compartment shroud panel just behind the steering wheel, hinge pillar of the driver's side door, trunk or rear hatch, side of door, glove compartment, or behind the driver's seat. Check for either the short year/make/model paint code or the longer manufacturing (Fisher) paint code.


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Usage list of GM paint code WA4140 (more information)
yearmakemodelcodepaint namecomment
1971BuickBuick62Bittersweet Mist
1971ChevroletCamaro62Burnt Orange
1971ChevroletChevelle62Burnt Orange
1971ChevroletChevrolet62Burnt Orange
1971ChevroletChevyII62Burnt Orange
1971ChevroletMonte Carlo62Burnt Orange
1971ChevroletNova62Burnt Orange
1971GM62Bittersweet Mist
1971GMCGMC62Burnt OrangeGMC Sprint
1971OldsmobileOldsmobile62Bittersweet
1971PontiacFirebird62Canyon Copper
1971PontiacGTO62Canyon Copper
1971PontiacPontiac62Canyon Copper
1972GM62Burnt OrangeGMC Sprint
1972GMCGMC62Burnt OrangeGMC Sprint

Paint Manufacturer Codes
GM(Fisher code) : WA4140
Make/Year Code : 62
PPG/Ditzler : 2340
Dupont : 5281D, 5281, 5281LH
Sherwin Williams : 3900

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