1960 Thunderbird Acapulco Blue paint
This blue automotive paint color is most commonly known as Silver Blue. Other common color promotional names include Blue Ice, Acapulco Blue, Bermuda Blue, Electric Blue, and Skylight Blue. The color formulation has been used between 1960 and 1966, primarily by Ford; but also by Lincoln, Mercury, and Fender. We have records of this color appearing on the following models: Lincoln, Thunderbird, Ford Truck, Mustang, Mercury, Comet, Falcon, Galaxie, and Fairlane. See the full detailed list below.

The short model/year code for this paint on a Thunderbird in 1960, is E. The longer Ford paint manufacturing code is M1269 or M1269A. 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. These longer manufacturing codes are useful for tracking paint usage.


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Usage list 1960 Thunderbird Acapulco Blue paint (more information)
yearmakemodelcodepaint namecomment
1960FordThunderbirdEAcapulco Blue
1960LincolnLincolnEElectric Blue
1962FordThunderbirdEAcapulco Blue
1962LincolnLincolnEBermuda Blue
1963FordThunderbirdEAcapulco Blue
1963LincolnLincolnEBermuda Blue
1965FordYSilver BlueExterior Refinishing
1965FordFalconYSilver Blue
1965FordFord TruckYSilver Blue
1965FordGalaxieYSilver Blue
1965FordMustangYSilver Blue
1965MercuryCometYBlue Ice
1965MercuryMercuryYBlue Ice
1966FleetFenderBlue Ice
1966FordYSilver Blue
1966FordFairlaneYSilver Blue
1966FordFalconYSilver Blue
1966FordFord Truck3Skylight Blue
1966FordFord TruckYSilver Blue
1966FordGalaxieYSilver Blue
1966FordMustangYSilver Blue
1966LincolnLincolnYSilver Blue
1966MercuryCometYBlue Ice
1966MercuryMercuryYBlue Ice

Paint Manufacturer Codes
Dupont : 181-94143, 4120L, 181-97547, 882-94143L, 202-94143, 4120, 4692, 4692L
Acme/Rogers : 8880
Martin Senour : 1615
Sherwin Williams : 1940
RM/BASF : E1734, 1734, A1734

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