1955 Thunderbird Torch Red paint
This red automotive paint color is most commonly known as Torch Red. Other common color promotional names include Coral Flame, Red, Coral Flame Red, and Vermilion. The color formulation has been used between 1951 and 1983, primarily by Ford; but also by Chrysler. We have records of this color appearing on the following models: Ford Truck, Fairlane, Ford Special Order / Fleet, Thunderbird, Chrysler Special Order / Fleet, and Galaxie. See the full detailed list below.

The short model/year code for this paint on a Thunderbird in 1955, is R. The longer Ford paint manufacturing code is M0175 or M0175A. Ford production paint codes starting with M are usually followed by a 4 digit number and the letter "A" indicating its an exterior paint. The same code ending in the letter "G" is common for interior paints. The longer Chrysler paint manufacturing code, sometimes called the "Dodge Truck paint code" is DT3004. These longer manufacturing codes are useful for tracking paint usage.

Example of 1955 Thunderbird Torch Red
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Usage list 1955 Thunderbird Torch Red paint (more information)
yearmakemodelcodepaint namecomment
1951FordCoral Flame
1952FordMCoral Flamenew Jan 22, 1952
1953FordMCoral Flame
1954FordRTorch Redspring code change to N
1954FordFleetM0175Coral Flame Redalso WT4377, special order
1954FordFord TruckVermilion
1955FordRTorch Red
1955FordFairlaneRTorch Red
1955FordFord TruckTorch Red
1955FordThunderbirdRTorch Red
1957FordFord TruckTorch Red
1958FordRTorch Red
1958FordFairlaneRTorch Red
1958FordFord TruckRTorch Red
1959FordRTorch Red
1959FordFairlaneRTorch Red
1959FordFord TruckRTorch Red
1959FordGalaxieRTorch Red
1971FordFleetWT4377RedDitzler PPG Form7163
1983ChryslerFleetDT3004RedDitzler PPG Form 8302

Paint Manufacturer Codes
PPG/Ditzler : 70540
Dupont : , 93-82991H, 93-59161H, 2733H, 246-82991H, 93-55151H, 246-55151H, 1024H
Acme/Rogers : 8572
Martin Senour : 764

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