GM code WE5111 - white
This white automotive paint color is most commonly known as simply 'White'. Another common paint color promotional name is Pure White. The color formulation has been used between 1950 and 1983, primarily by Chevrolet; but also by GM, Highway, Fruehauf, Diamond T, GMC, Coca Cola, Snap On Tools, Chrysler, Dr Pepper, Goodrich, Allegheny Airlines, and 7up. We have records of this color appearing on the following models: Chevy Truck, Highway Truck, Fruehauf Truck, GMC, Diamond T Truck, and Chrysler Special Order / Fleet. 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. For paint codes in the 5000-5999 range, either the WA or WE can be used; i.e. WA5111 is the same as WE5111.

Variations of the exterior paint code WE5111, which may appear on body data tags include: 5111, U5111, and L5111 (the prefix U for upper body, or L for lower body). Location of the GM paint code plate 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 WE5111 (more information)
yearmakemodelcodepaint namecomment
FleetCoca ColaDT1084Pure Whitechrysler fleet color, specified by Coke
FleetSnap On ToolsDT1084Pure Whitechrysler fleet color
1950ChevroletChevy TruckWhite
1950FruehaufTruckWhite
1951ChevroletChevy TruckWhite
1951FruehaufTruckWhite
1951HighwayTruckWhite
1952ChevroletChevy TruckWhite
1952FruehaufTruckWhite
1952HighwayTruckWhite
1953ChevroletChevy Truck525Pure White
1953FruehaufTruckWhite
1953HighwayTruckWhite
1954ChevroletChevy TruckPure White
1954HighwayTruckWhite
1955ChevroletChevy TruckPure White
1955Diamond TTruckPure White
1955HighwayTruckWhite
1956ChevroletChevy Truck732Pure White
1956Diamond TTruckPure White
1956GM732Pure White
1956HighwayTruckWhite
1957ChevroletChevy Truck721,776Pure White
1957Diamond TTruckPure White
1957GM721,776Pure White
1957HighwayTruckWhite
1958ChevroletChevy Truck721,776Pure White
1958Diamond TTruckPure White
1958FruehaufTruckWhite1953-63
1958GM721,776Pure White
1958HighwayTruckWhite1952-63
1959ChevroletChevy Truck721Pure White
1959Diamond TTruckPure White
1959FruehaufTruckWhite1953-63
1959GM721Pure White
1960ChevroletChevy Truck721Pure White
1960Diamond TTruckPure White
1960FruehaufTruckWhite1953-63
1960GM721Pure White
1961ChevroletChevy Truck721Pure White
1961GM721Pure White
1962ChevroletChevy Truck721Pure White
1962GM721Pure White
1963ChevroletChevy Truck521Pure Whitealso 545(L)
1963GM521Pure Whitealso 545(L)
1964ChevroletChevy Truck521White
1964GM521White
1964GMCGMC14White
1965ChevroletChevy Truck521White
1965FleetCoca ColaB-764WhiteCoke, vending machines
1965FleetCoca ColaB-764WhiteCoke, Sprite Fanta, trucks and vending machines
1965GM521White
1965GMCGMC14White
1966ChevroletChevy Truck521White
1966FleetCoca ColaWhiteFresca, trucks and vending machines
1966GM521White
1966GMCGMC14White
1967ChevroletChevy Truck521White
1967GM521White
1967GMCGMC14White
1968ChevroletChevy Truck521White
1968GM521White
1968GMCGMC521White
1969ChevroletChevy Truck521White
1969FleetWhiteDupont Fleet Book
1969Fleet7upWhiteDupont Fleet Book, body
1969FleetAllegheny AirlinesWhiteDupont Fleet Book
1969FleetCoca ColaB-759WhiteDupont Fleet Book, Fanta & Sprite & Fresca Beverage color
1969FleetCoca ColaB-764WhiteDupont Fleet Book
1969FleetDr PepperWhiteDupont Fleet Book, upper, general use
1969FleetGoodrichWhiteDupont Fleet Book
1969GM521White
1969GMCGMC521White
1983ChryslerFleetDT1084WhiteDitzler PPG Form 8302

Paint Manufacturer Codes
PPG/Ditzler : 8080
Dupont : 817, 93-21667, 1497, 816, 246-1497, 93-21167, 780-21667, 21667D, 817L
Martin Senour : 1208
Sherwin Williams : 7209

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