1973 Ford Pastel Blue paint
This blue automotive paint color is most commonly known as Pastel Blue. Another common paint color promotional name is Medium Pastel Blue. The color formulation has been used between 1973 and 1975, primarily by Ford; but also by Mercury and Lincoln. We have records of this color appearing on the following models: Mercury, Lincoln, Thunderbird, and Mustang. See the full detailed list below.

The short model/year code for this paint in 1973, is 3Q. The longer Ford paint manufacturing code is M5364 or M5364A. 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.


Example of 1973 Ford Pastel Blue
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Usage list 1973 Ford Pastel Blue paint (more information)
yearmakemodelcodepaint namecomment
1973Ford3QPastel Blue
1973MercuryMercury3QPastel Blue
1974Ford3QPastel Blue
1974MercuryMercury3QPastel Blue
1975Ford3QPastel Blue
1975FordMustang3QPastel Blue
1975FordThunderbird3QPastel Blue
1975LincolnLincoln3QMedium Pastel Blue
1975MercuryMercury3QMedium Pastel Blue

Paint Manufacturer Codes
PPG/Ditzler : 2613
Dupont : 42873A, 42873L, 42873, 42873D

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