PPG code IM283 - brown
This brown automotive paint color is most commonly known as Thorne Brown. Other common color promotional names include Thorn Maroon, Thorn Brown, and Madrid Maroon. The color formulation has been used between 1928 and 1935, primarily by Lincoln; but also by Ford, Hudson, Chrysler, Plymouth, Dodge, DeSoto, and Pontiac. We have records of this color appearing on the following models: Lincoln, Plymouth, Essex, Dodge, and Pontiac. See the full detailed list below.

IM283 is a paint code for PPG (Pittsburgh Plate Glass) who has been providing automotive paints since 1924 (originally Ditzler Color Company subsidiary acquired in 1928). PPG/Ditzler codes starting with the letters "IM" indicate Ditz-Lac colored lacquers and polychromatics (fine aluminum powder added) and were used before 1940.


Example of the color PPG IM283
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Usage list of PPG paint code IM283 (more information)
yearmakemodelcodepaint namecomment
1928DodgeDodgeThorn Maroon
1928FordThorne Brown
1929ChryslerThorn Maroonbeads and molding
1929DeSotoThorn Brownalso beads and molding
1929DodgeDodgeThorn Maroon
1929FordThorne Brownlower color only
1929PlymouthPlymouthThorne Brown
1930ChryslerThorn Brownalso beads and molding
1930FordThorne Brown
1930HudsonMadrid Maroon
1930HudsonThorne Brown
1930HudsonEssexThorne Brown
1930HudsonEssexMadrid Maroon
1930LincolnLincolnThorne Brown
1930PlymouthPlymouthThorne Brown
1931ChryslerThorn BrownChrysler 6
1931FordThorne Brown
1931LincolnLincolnThorne Brown
1931PlymouthPlymouthThorne Brown
1931PontiacPontiac2055,2060Thorne Brown
1932LincolnLincolnThorne Brownmoldings with Haverhill Brown
1933LincolnLincolnThorne Brownmoldings with Haverhill Brown
1934LincolnLincolnThorne Brown
1935LincolnLincolnThorne Brown

Paint Manufacturer Codes
PPG/Ditzler : IM283
Dupont : 246-30271, 246-5496, L8815, 246-30548

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