1960 Thunderbird Sapphire paint
This blue green automotive paint color is most commonly known as Tahoe Turquoise. Other common color promotional names include Teal, Patrician Green, Sapphire, Caribbean Blue, Medium Aqua, Turquoise Frost, Riviera Turquoise, Turquoise, Aztec Turquoise, Regal Turquoise, and Teal Green. The color formulation has been used between 1959 and 1970, primarily by Ford; but also by Lincoln, Mercury, and Fender. We have records of this color appearing on the following models: Lincoln, Thunderbird, Mercury, Mustang, Comet, Fairlane, Galaxie, Falcon, and Cougar. See the full detailed list below.

The short model/year code for this paint on a Thunderbird in 1960, is D. The longer Ford paint manufacturing code is M1070 or M1070A. 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 Sapphire paint (more information)
yearmakemodelcodepaint namecomment
1959LincolnLincoln97Sapphire
1960FordThunderbirdDSapphirespecial order paint
1960LincolnLincolnDSapphire
1960MercuryMercuryDAztec Turquoise
1962FordThunderbirdDPatrician Green
1962LincolnLincolnDRiviera Turquoise
1963FordThunderbirdDTurquoise
1963LincolnLincolnDRiviera Turquoise
1964FordThunderbirdUPatrician Green
1964LincolnLincolnURegal Turquoise
1965FordThunderbirdUPatrician Green
1965LincolnLincolnUTeal
1966FleetFenderTeal Green
1966FordUTahoe Turquoise
1966FordFairlaneUTahoe Turquoise
1966FordFalconUTahoe Turquoise
1966FordGalaxieUTahoe Turquoise
1966FordMustangUTahoe Turquoise
1966FordThunderbirdUTahoe Turquoise
1966LincolnLincolnUTeal
1966MercuryCometUTurquoise Frost
1966MercuryMercuryUTurquoise Frost
1967FordThunderbirdUTahoe Turquoise
1967LincolnLincolnUTeal
1968FordUTahoe TurquoiseTahoe Turquoise #2
1968FordFairlaneUTahoe TurquoiseTahoe Turquoise #2
1968FordFalconUTahoe TurquoiseTahoe Turquoise #2
1968FordGalaxieUTahoe TurquoiseTahoe Turquoise #2
1968FordMustangUTahoe Turquoise
1968FordThunderbirdUTahoe Turquoise
1968LincolnLincolnUTealTeal #2
1968MercuryCometUCaribbean Blue
1968MercuryCougarUCaribbean Blue
1968MercuryMercuryUCaribbean Blue
1969FordThunderbirdUTahoe Turquoise
1969LincolnLincolnUMedium Aqua
1970LincolnLincolnUMedium Aqua

Paint Manufacturer Codes
Dupont : 882-83482L, 4297L, 181-17008, 83482M, 4297
Acme/Rogers : 8742
Martin Senour : 1375
Sherwin Williams : 1791
Arco : 4004G, L-4671G, S-8849G, AE-4004G, 6160G

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