Ford code M1630 M1630A - brown
This brown automotive paint color is most commonly known as Chantilly Beige. Other common color promotional names include Platinum Beige, Silver Sand, and Tractor Beige. The color formulation has been used between 1964 and 1965, primarily by Ford; but also by Lincoln, Mercury, and Caterpillar. We have records of this color appearing on the following models: Thunderbird, Mustang, Comet, Fairlane, Galaxie, and Falcon. See the full detailed list below.

Ford paint manufacturing codes come in two forms, the short 1 to 3 digit model/year code which changes frequently and the longer 4 digit code which starts with the letters "M", "WT", or "MX70x". M are production paints, WT and MX are commercial or special order. These longer codes don't change over the years for a particular paint formulation; therefore, it is the best code to track the usage of Ford paint. Ford production paint codes starting with "M1" are some of the very early paints which also used an "M2J" or "M20J" or "M30J" with or without spaces or dashes. So this paint is also known as M2J-1630 or M20J-1630 or M30J-1630... Later 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. For Ford, this longer 4 digit paint code is often not found printed anywhere on the vehicle. Many times it is coded on the factory build sheet which may have stayed with the vehicle after production and is sometimes found under the interior carpet or rear seat. Factory repaint or special order paints may have the 4 digit paint code hand written on the radiator shroud with a wax pen.

Example of the color Ford M1630
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Usage list of Ford paint code M1630 (more information)
yearmakemodelcodepaint namecomment
CaterpillarTractor BeigeCat#94879
1964FordZChantilly Beige
1964FordFairlaneZChantilly Beige
1964FordFalconZChantilly Beige
1964FordGalaxieZChantilly Beige
1964FordMustangZChantilly Beige
1964FordThunderbirdZChantilly Beige
1964LincolnLincolnZSilver Sand
1964MercuryCometZPlatinum Beige
1964MercuryMercuryZPlatinum Beige
1965FordThunderbirdZChantilly Beige
1965LincolnLincolnZSilver Sand

Paint Manufacturer Codes
Ford : M1630
Make/Year Code : Z
PPG/Ditzler : 22393
Dupont : 4488L, 4488, 96931, 181-96931
Acme/Rogers : 9352
Martin Senour : 1533
Sherwin Williams : 94879
RM/BASF : A1638, 1638, E1638

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