PPG code IM1700 - black
This black automotive paint color is most commonly known as simply 'Black'. The color formulation has been used between 1935 and 1941, primarily by Ford; but also by Plymouth, Lincoln, Mercury, Dodge, Chrysler, DeSoto, Nash, and Studebaker. We have records of this color appearing on the following models: Ford Truck, Plymouth, Mercury, Dodge, Lincoln, and Zephyr. See the full detailed list below.

IM1700 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. Other Ditzler paint codes which are equivalent to IM1700 are 9000 or QDE99. Ditzler code 9000 is a more modern code which is more likely to have paint mixed up from.


Example of the color PPG IM1700
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Usage list of PPG paint code IM1700 (more information)
yearmakemodelcodepaint namecomment
1935FordFord TruckBlack
1936FordFord TruckBlack
1937FordFord TruckBlack
1937PlymouthPlymouth101Black
1938FordBlack
1938FordFord TruckBlack
1938PlymouthPlymouth101Black
1939Chrysler103Black
1939DeSoto107Black
1939DodgeDodge105,106Black
1939FordBlackFord V-8, De Luxe V-8
1939FordFord TruckBlack
1939LincolnLincolnBlack
1939LincolnZephyrBlack
1939MercuryMercuryBlack
1939NashBlack
1939PlymouthPlymouth101Black
1940Chrysler100Black
1940DeSoto107Black
1940DodgeDodge105,106Black
1940FordBlackFord V-8, De Luxe V-8
1940FordFord TruckBlack
1940LincolnLincolnBlack
1940LincolnZephyrBlack
1940MercuryMercuryBlack
1940Nash11Black
1940PlymouthPlymouth101Black
1940StudebakerH-RC,7381BlackChampion
1941Chrysler105,106Black
1941DeSoto107,108Black
1941DodgeDodge103Black
1941FordBlack
1941FordFord TruckBlack
1941MercuryMercuryBlack
1941PlymouthPlymouth101Black

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